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Water Safety for Your Dog

September 15, 2018
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Are you planning on taking your canine companion swimming in the near future? It’s great fun to have your dog swim, and it’s wonderful exercise for him, too! Whether Fido will be swimming in a backyard pool or a public lake, use these tips from a Roanoke, VA vet to make sure he stays safe. Swimming Ability Before taking your dog to go swimming, ask yourself a simple question: can your pooch swim? It’s a … Read More »

DIY Cat Toys

August 01, 2018
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Did you know that playing is beneficial to your cat, both mentally and physically? Kitties can get bored and unhappy with nothing to do all day. Making sure Fluffy has plenty of toys is very important! You don’t have to break the bank buying cat toys, however. There are lots of great playthings you can make your feline buddy. Making cat toys is also a great rainy-day project for kids. A Roanoke, VA vet lists … Read More »

Coat Care Tips for Your Dog

June 15, 2018
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Our canine companions aren’t quite as good at grooming themselves as our feline friends are. It’s up to you to make sure your dog’s coat of fur stays in tip-top shape! To keep your dog’s coat healthy and pristine, use these tips from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian. High-Quality Diet One of the easiest but most effective ways to keep your dog’s coat in top form is by feeding them a high-quality, well-balanced diet. Your dog’s … Read More »

Allergies in Dogs

May 01, 2018
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Spring is a peak time for allergens, both for people and pets. Just like people, dogs can have allergic reactions to many different substances. Allergies can make your cute pet quite uncomfortable! A local Roanoke, VA vet discusses doggy allergies in this article. Common Allergens Man’s Best Friend can be allergic to many of the same things people can. As mentioned above, mold, mildew, plants, and pollen are common ones. Some dogs also react to … Read More »

Tips for Brushing Fido’s Teeth

April 15, 2018
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Have you looked at your dog’s teeth lately? Just like people, dogs can develop a wide variety of dental issues, ranging from gum disease to cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. We recommend having Fido’s teeth checked by a vet every year. However, home care is also important. One of the best things you can do is brush your canine pal’s teeth. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on how to do that in this … Read More »

Puppy Training Tips

April 01, 2018
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Have you recently welcomed a puppy into your home? If so, the next few months are going to be filled with adorable moments! You’ve also got quite a bit of pet parenting ahead of you. Little Fido has lots to learn! In addition to housebreaking and crate training, Here, a Roanoke, VA vet offers some puppy training tips. Furriculum Start by teaching your pet basic doggy obedience commands, such as Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and … Read More »

Respect Your Cat Day

March 15, 2018
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Did you know that March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day? We know, our feline pals demand respect every day. However, while indulging your cat with catnip mice is great, the best way to show your kitty proper respect is to simply make sure that her needs are being met. A local Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on how to do that in this article. Toys Although your furry friend will spend a rather excessive … Read More »

Catnip: Your FAQs Answered

March 01, 2018
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Most people have heard of catnip, but there are many questions surrounding our feline friends’ favorite indulgence. To get answers to your most frequently asked questions regarding catnip, read on as your Troutville, VA vet goes over the basics. What Exactly is Catnip, Anyway? Catnip is actually an herb, classified together in the same plant “family” as mint. Catnip plants in the wild stand a few feet tall and are a leafy green with white … Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Save on Pet Care Costs

February 15, 2018
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It would definitely be nice to save a little money here and there when it comes to our pets. How do you do that without sacrificing—or, even better, benefiting—your four-legged companion’s health? Here are five quick tips from your Roanoke, VA veterinarian: Practice Preventative Medicine Keep your pet up-to-date on essential vaccinations to ward off diseases like parvovirus, influenza, distemper, hepatitis, leukemia, Lyme disease, rabies, and others. It’s also important that your pet wears preventative … Read More »

Doggy Dental Woes

January 15, 2018
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Do your dog’s affectionate puppy kisses make you cringe? If so, your canine buddy may need his choppers checked. Bad breath is often a sign of doggy dental trouble! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet discusses dental problems in dogs. Common Issues Fido can develop a wide variety of dental issues. Gum disease is a common one. In fact, over 80 percent of adult dogs have some form of this disease! This is quite … Read More »

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