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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Microchips

August 15, 2019

Is your pet properly identified? For many years, ID tags on the collar worked well—and they still do. Now, though, another type of pet identification is extremely helpful for your pet: the microchip. Learn more about microchips in this article from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian. What is a Microchip, and How Does it Work? A microchip is a tiny computer chip. A unique identification number is implanted electronically on this chip, and that number corresponds … Read More »

Hot Weather Care Tips for Your Dog

August 01, 2019

The dog days of summer are upon us! Remember: your dog is wearing a fur coat that he can’t take off, so it’s up to you to make sure Fido stays safe and cool as summer rolls on. Here are a few tips for doing just that from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian: Keep Fido Indoors The first rule of thumb to follow is a simple one: don’t leave your dog outdoors for long periods of … Read More »

7 Ways To Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

July 15, 2019

Cats are very cute and lovable pets, and they have many charming qualities that have helped them earn places in our homes and hearts, as well as on our laps. One great thing about these cuddly little furballs is the fact that they are quite easy to care for. However, they aren’t completely independent. Fluffy needs good TLC in order to thrive. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet discusses keeping kitties happy, healthy, and purring. Good … Read More »

Pool Safety For Dogs

July 01, 2019

Do you enjoy swimming? Many of our canine patients love going for a dip on hot days. Pools can be dangerous for Man’s Best Friend, though, so you’ll want to take some precautions to keep Fido safe. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses pool safety for dogs in this article. Swim Lessons If your dog can’t swim, take some time to teach him. Gently support your four-legged pal as he is learning, and encourage him with … Read More »

Barbeque Hazards for Dogs

June 01, 2019

With summer here, we’re quickly moving into prime grilling season. Barbeques are one of our favorite summer activities, and we suspect that many of our canine patients share our opinions. However, Fido can get into quite a bit of mischief at barbeques, so you’ll want to take some steps to keep him safe. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses barbeque safety for dogs in this article. Food Many of our favorite foods are toxic to our … Read More »

Signs of Dental Issues In Dogs

May 15, 2019

Did you know that dental problems are one of the most common health issues we see in our canine patients? These issues can be very painful, and, if left unchecked, can become quite dangerous. Just like people, Fido needs good oral care. It’s also important to keep an eye out for warning signs. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet discusses signs of doggy dental issues. Bad Breath Fido has many charms, but minty-fresh breath is not … Read More »

Grooming a Longhaired Cat

May 01, 2019

Do you have a super fluffy feline? Kitties are all cute, but longhaired ones can be extra adorable. They also require a bit of extra work. That’s a lot of fur for a kitty to care for! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet discusses grooming longhaired cats. Supplies You may need a few different supplies for your pet. Wire slicker brushes remove dead fur and prevent tangles, while undercoat rakes are good for kitties … Read More »

Caring For A Dog With Allergies

March 15, 2019

If you’ve ever had allergies, or know someone who has, you know they aren’t much fun. Our canine companions can also develop allergies. In fact, Fido can become allergic to a wide variety of things. These allergies can develop at any point in a dog’s life, and often come on unexpectedly. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on caring for a pooch with allergies. Veterinary Care First things first: if you … Read More »

What You Need to Know About Your Cat and Dairy

March 01, 2019

Cats and milk seem to go together like two peas in a pod. You might be surprised to learn that the two don’t actually mix very well! Learn more here from your Roanoke, VA veterinarian. Why is Milk Bad for Cats? It turns out that most adult cats are actually lactose-intolerant, just like many humans are. This means that they don’t possess enough of the enzyme lactase in their digestive systems to properly digest lactose, … Read More »

5 Dental Health Tips for Dogs

February 15, 2019

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Did you know that dental care is one of the most important aspects of your canine companion’s overall health? It’s up to you to keep your dog’s pearly whites in good shape! Learn how below from a Roanoke, VA veterinarian. Check the Teeth One of the best ways to maintain your dog’s oral health is to check on the teeth and gums regularly. Sit down with Fido once … Read More »

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