10 Hurricane Season Safety Tips for Pets

Between Hurricane Florence bearing down on Virginia and September being National Disaster Preparedness Month, there is no better time to finalize your emergency plan. If creating an emergency plan for your family or your pets has never crossed your mind, don’t panic! We’ll walk you through creating the ideal disaster plan, tailored to fit the [...]

2018-09-13T14:30:01+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back-to-School Skills: Learning How to Manage Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

With the kids heading back to school for another year jam-packed with learning opportunities, your lonely dog may appreciate learning some new tricks as well. For dogs with separation anxiety, learning new coping behaviors can have a positive impact on stress levels. When left alone, anxious dogs can display a wide range of behaviors, including: [...]

2018-08-30T01:52:36+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Backyard Toxins for Pets

7 Backyard Toxins for Pets Spring has officially arrived, and as many of us work to prepare our backyards for renewal, we’re likely using various products to aid in our efforts. The problem? Many items used to beautify the backyard can be toxic to our furry family members. Here are seven of the most common [...]

2018-04-25T18:37:26+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Basics of Pet Care for Reptiles

Though cats and dogs are by far the most common pets we see at our veterinary hospital, we still see plenty of patients with scales instead of fur. Responsible reptile owners know that our cold-blooded friends are far from low maintenance pets. Reptiles may not need daily walks, but they still require thorough, knowledgeable care throughout [...]

2017-12-20T10:22:49+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Puppy Training Tips for New Pet Owners

Your new puppy is a welcome and adorable addition to your family. For some pet owners, however, that impression only lasts until they start chewing up your socks and soiling the furniture. To save your belongings (and peace of mind), it’s important to start training your puppy as early as possible. From day one with [...]

2017-12-20T10:22:49+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits and Side Effects of Adequan for Pet Arthritis

One in five dogs is affected by arthritis. The most common form is called osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. Normally, joints form smooth connections and protective cushioning between bones. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the thinning of joint cartilage, buildup of fluid inside the joint, and the formation of bony growths within it. Over time, this can [...]

2017-12-20T10:22:49+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments