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Yes, Your Pets Are Still Vulnerable to Fleas, Ticks, and Mosquitoes During Cold Weather

It’s cold outside! Most people think their pets don’t need to use flea or tick prevention during the winter. WRONG! Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can survive and thrive all year long in Virginia. Not only that, but your pets and home are a nice warm haven for these...

It’s No Myth: Chocolate is Toxic For Cats and Dogs

Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter are days of celebration. Cards and chocolate are common presents. But, pets can’t read cards and they certainly shouldn’t eat chocolate. Remember to keep your chocolate desserts put away or high out of reach from your...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Feeding Your Pet a Grain-Free Diet

Nutrition is an important part of your pet’s overall health. Choosing the right food for your pet can be an overwhelming endeavor given all the choices on the market. The Grain-Free Pet Food Trend Isn’t Supported by Science Over the past few years there has been a...

What’s Up With Lyme Disease In Dogs?

Spring weather is here again, which means many people are taking their dogs out for nature walks. This is also the time of year veterinarians see an “uptick” in Lyme disease infections. Lyme Disease is Spread by Tick Bites Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria spread...

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What’s Up With Lyme Disease In Dogs?

Spring weather is here again, which means many people are taking their dogs out for nature walks. This is also the time of year veterinarians see an “uptick” in Lyme disease infections. Lyme Disease is Spread by Tick Bites Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria spread...

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With warmer weather coming never leave your pet alone inside a sitting vehicle - even for a minute.

Temperatures inside can rise nearly 20 degrees in 10 minutes. On a 70-degree day, temperatures could approach 110 degrees after one hour!

On hot days, limit exercise to early morning and evening hours, and stay off asphalt to keep paws cool.

Watch for possible signs of overheating such as heavy panting, bright red gums, vomiting or diarrhea. Please call us with any concerns.
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With warmer weather coming never leave your pet alone inside a sitting vehicle - even for a minute.
 
Temperatures inside can rise nearly 20 degrees in 10 minutes. On a 70-degree day, temperatures could approach 110 degrees after one hour!
 
On hot days, limit exercise to early morning and evening hours, and stay off asphalt to keep paws cool.
 
Watch for possible signs of overheating such as heavy panting, bright red gums, vomiting or diarrhea. Please call us with any concerns.
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