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Fido’s Holiday Wish List

November 15, 2020

Have you already started your holiday shopping? Or do you tend to wait until the last minute, and rush out to get everything at once? No matter which camp you’re in, don’t forget to pick something up for Fido! A vet clinic Roanoke, VA lists some great gifts for your canine buddy in this article. Toys No surprises here! There are now tons of great new dog toys to pick from. Look for things that fit … Read More »

Fido’s Furry Feet

October 15, 2020

Does your dog know cute paw tricks, like Shake or Gimme Five? These charming tricks will never stop being adorable. Of course, Fido’s paws are crucial to his health and well-being. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers some ‘pawesome’ tips on caring for your furry buddy’s feet in this article.  Claw Keeping your dog’s claws clipped is very important! Overgrown claws can easily snag and tear on things. Plus, they’re uncomfortable for Fido to walk … Read More »

Adopting a Shelter Dog

October 01, 2020

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. If you’re ready to bring a new pet into your life, please consider going through a shelter. This is a great way to find Fido! Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on adopting a shelter dog. Benefits There are some truly great reasons to get your canine companion from a shelter. First and foremost, you’ll be saving a life, and giving Fido another … Read More »

Signs of Pain in Dogs

September 01, 2020

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. This is one area where it can at times be difficult to read our canine friends. After all, Fido can’t tell you if something hurts! That’s why it’s important to know how to recognize signs of pain in your furry best friend. A local Roanoke, VA vet lists a few common ones in this article. Limping When limping is caused by an injury, you may see obvious signs, such … Read More »

Your Pet’s Nutrition

August 01, 2020

Everyone knows that nutrition is essential for a healthy life. That’s as true for your pet as it is for you. As it turns out, the kind of nutrients that your pet needs are largely the same as the ones you do! Below, your Roanoke, VA veterinarian elaborates on the basic elements of your pet’s nutritional needs. Protein Protein is extremely important for your dog or cat because it’s the basic building block for every … Read More »

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Skin Healthy

July 15, 2020

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. The same is true for your dog! So, it makes sense that keeping your canine companion’s skin in good shape is the right thing to do. Read on for five tips from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian on keeping Fido’s skin healthy. Feed the Proper Diet One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your dog’s skin healthy is to feed them a great diet. What your … Read More »

Taking Your Dog to Work… At Home

June 15, 2020

June 26th  is Take Your Dog To Work Day. Of course, with more people than ever working from home, many of us are finding that every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day … or perhaps, Take Work To Your Dog Day. Fido can be a great coworker! However, you may need to take a few steps to keep things running smoothly. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses working from home with dogs in this … Read More »

7 Ways To Help Rescue Dogs

May 15, 2020

May 20th is Rescue Dog Day. This is definitely a cause that we’re happy to support! Here, a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things you can do to help rescue dogs. Adopt If you really want to make a difference, the best thing you can do is give a lucky canine a great home.  Adoption is of course a huge commitment, so don’t proceed unless you are truly committed to caring for Fido for his … Read More »

4 Things to Teach Your Dog

February 01, 2020

February is Dog Training Education Month! All dogs should know basic obedience commands. This is important for both petiquette and safety reasons. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet lists some that things your canine companion should know. Basic Doggy Obedience All of our canine buddies should obey basic commands. The five most important ones are Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. It’s usually best to start with Sit, as it’s the easiest … Read More »

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Pet Dental Health Month

January 15, 2020

February is officially Pet Dental Health Month! Of course, your pet’s oral health is important all year long. Dental problems are very painful for pets, and can severely impact their quality of life. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses caring for your pet’s teeth. Common Problems Some of the statistics about pet dental issues are quite staggering. For example, as many as 80 percent of adult dogs have periodontal disease. Kitties aren’t … Read More »

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