Category Archives: Illness & Disease

World Rabies Day

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September 28 is World Rabies Day. Although rabies is not as widespread as it used to be, it’s still as deadly as ever. In fact, many people don’t realize just how dangerous this disease is. Rabies has a staggering 99.95% mortality rate, which makes it the deadliest disease in the world. Read on as a … Continue reading »

Can Parasites Affect Pocket Pets?

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We’re used to our canine and feline friends being the ones to come down with parasitic infestations, but did you know that pocket pets like gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rats, and rabbits can suffer from them as well? Learn more below from your Chesapeake, VA veterinarian. Fleas Fleas can infest many mammals, including pocket … Continue reading »

Medical Maladies That Can Sideline Your Cat

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After many years of dog ownership, you’ve just adopted Molly, a charming little tortoiseshell kitty you found through an animal rescue group. You intend to make little Molly the most pampered pet ever. Most importantly, you want to keep her healthy, so you’ve scheduled a new patient exam with your Chesapeake veterinarian. He’ll give you … Continue reading »

Can Your Dog Get Motion Sickness?

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Your adolescent cocker spaniel Butterscotch loves her car trips. Whether you’re taking a drive around the corner or a ride through the country, Butterscotch jumps into the back seat the moment you open the door. Lately, though, Butterscotch has been whining a bit during the rides. Once, Butterscotch even vomited, looking quite surprised and almost … Continue reading »