Category Archives: General Care

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog This Summer

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Summers in Georgia can be a really fun time, for both people and dogs. Fido definitely has some things on his to-do list for the coming months! Read on as a local Chesapeake, VA vet lists some things to do with your furry best friend this summer. Strike A Pose Summer sunlight often has a … Continue reading »

6 Simple Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy

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Cats are very independent, as you may have noticed. Fluffy is actually a fierce predator. In fact, our feline pals don’t really need us: they just prefer being pampered to working for their dinner. However, while keeping your kitty’s bowl full and her litterbox clean will cover her most essential needs, it takes more than … Continue reading »

Cinco De Meow

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Did you know there’s a cute kitty holiday coming up? You may know of May 5th as Cinco de Mayo. The official holiday commemorates Mexico’s victory over Napoleon during the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. However, for our feline friends, it’s now also Cinco de Meow! Every year, we’re seeing … 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 »

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 »