Category Archives: General Care

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 »

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 »

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 »

Adopting a Senior Dog

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November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! If you are considering getting a new pet, please consider adopting a senior dog. These sweet lovable pooches often have a very hard time finding forever homes, simply because so many people want puppies. However, older dogs really do have a lot to offer, and can make absolutely … Continue reading »

Cat Hairball FAQs

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If you own a cat, it’s likely that you’ve seen at least a few hairballs over the years. How much do you know about this fascinating aspect of your cat’s health and behavior? Your North Suffolk, VA veterinarian is here to answer your most frequently asked questions regarding our cats’ hairballs. What Causes Hairballs, Anyway? … Continue reading »

Tips for Keeping Your Cat Healthy

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September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month! OF course, we think our feline buddies should be happy and healthy all the time. Cats aren’t hard to care for, but it is important to remember that they do have some specific kitty needs. Here, a Chesapeake, VA vet offers tips on keeping Fluffy purring. Playtime Kitties are … Continue reading »

Tips for Taking Your Cat to the Vet

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August 22nd is a very important kitty holiday, though it may not be Fluffy’s favorite. It’s Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! While our feline pals are quite independent, they do need proper veterinary care to stay healthy. Here, a North Suffolk, VA vet discusses taking Fluffy to the vet. Keep Up With Recommended … Continue reading »

9 Great Ways To Celebrate Spoil Your Dog Day

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Did you know that August 10th is Spoil Your Dog Day? We’re not sure why this day has been picked for pampering pups, but we’re definitely happy to support it! Dogs are wonderful pets, who enrich and fulfill our lives with their friendship and keep us chuckling with their goofy antics. Read on as a … Continue reading »

DIY Pet Furniture

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Did you know that July 21st is Craft For Local Shelters Day? This is a great—and inexpensive—way to help homeless pets. Of course, you can also make things for your own four-legged buddy. In this article, a local North Suffolk, VA vet lists some great DIY pet furniture ideas. Cat Beds There are lots of … Continue reading »