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Help Your Pet Live Longer With These Quick Tips

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Who wouldn’t want their beloved animal companion to live as long as possible? After all, that way you and your family can experience many more years of love, loyalty, and companionship! Use these tips from a North Suffolk, VA veterinarian to lengthen your pet’s lifespan: Practice Preventative Care There’s nothing quite like preventative medicine—it helps … Continue reading »

Puppyproofing Tips

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Did you know that March 23rd is National Puppy Day? Puppies are adorable, and they are definitely something for us to celebrate. Although raising a puppy is fun, it’s also a lot of work. As little Fido’s teeth grow in, he’ll want to chew on basically anything and everything he can reach. This can be … Continue reading »

4 Ways to Keep a Senior Cat Comfortable

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As your cat ages, you’ll want to make some minor adjustments to her care regimen. Proper veterinary care is a must, of course, but good home care is equally important. As always, your feline pal will need good food, fresh water, and a clean litterbox. However, small touches can help keep your kitty more comfortable, … Continue reading »

Teaching Your Puppy His Name

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If you’ve recently adopted a puppy or plan on getting one soon, one of the first orders of business will be teaching young Fido his name. It’s the foundation of your relationship and the starting point for all other training. Use the following tips to successfully teach your puppy his name: Choosing a Name First, … Continue reading »

5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

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Has your dog or cat been fixed yet? If not, we strongly recommend that you see to this right away. Although spay/neuter surgery should ideally be performed before your pet reaches sexual maturity, it can safely be done on adult pets as well. Making sure your furry pal has been spayed or neutered is very … Continue reading »

Common Wintertime Pet Toxins

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Now that winter is upon us, it’s time to think about what substances can harm your pet during the colder months. There are several wintertime toxins that can prove harmful for your animal companion! Let’s take a look at some of the most common so that you can keep your pet safe. Antifreeze Antifreeze is … Continue reading »

6 Ways to Keep Fido Warm This Winter

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Are you enjoying winter? Or are you counting down the days until spring? Just like people, some dogs do better with the cold than others. If you have a snow dog, such as a husky, your canine buddy may be delighted to run and play in the snow. Pooches with thinner coats, however, may spend … Continue reading »

Winter Paw Care for Dogs

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Dogs can do some pretty cute tricks with their paws. Fido can learn charming tricks like Shake, Cover Your Eyes, or Gimme Five, to name just a few. Those furry feet also help your cute pet run after his favorite toys, or jump to greet you at the door. Winter can be pretty rough on … Continue reading »

Tips on Traveling By Air With Your Pet

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Traveling with a pet can be tricky. It’s all the more complicated if you’re traveling by air! You may have even heard horror stories of pets getting put on the wrong plane, or being injured or worse during flights. If you decide to transport your companion via an airline, there are a few tips to … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving With Fluffy

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Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Cats are definitely something to be thankful for! Our feline pals are absolutely adorable, and have a way of keeping us smiling with their cute antics. They’re also lovable and cuddly, and really help make our houses into homes. However, you will want to take … Continue reading »