Easter And The Dangers For Your Pets

Easter is an exciting time to spend with family and friends. Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, all of these fun moments can unfortunately bring unexpected dangers to your dog. We have compiled a list of items to be careful of introducing around your dog during this Easter and the warning signs to look for in the event …

Things You May Not Know About a Dog’s Hearing

Dogs are amazing animals. They fill our lives with joy, love, and become immediate members of our family. But they also have some amazing physical abilities that you may not be aware of. Everyone knows that they have a great sense of smell but their hearing is also very impressive.   When puppies are first born, they are born deaf …

VVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award

Dr. Jack Sexton Receives 2019 Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year Award RICHMOND- The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has announced Jack Sexton, DVM, as this year’s recipient of the Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year Award. Presented in honor of former VVMA and American Veterinary Medical Association President Dr. Paul F. Landis, this award is given to …

Is Commercial or Homemade Pet Food Healthier?

If you are a pet owner, you have probably been made aware of the recent pet food recalls. When you are feeding a commercially made food to your pet that was involved in one or more of the recalls, it can make many people think that the safest thing to do is to just make your own food for your …

Pet Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

If you are a pet owner, you will unfortunately face the time when your pet will need an expensive procedure or your pet may be diagnosed with a disease that will require regular medication, or perhaps require surgery. If you are not financially prepared for these events, it can leave some families either with a very large bill….or a very …

Common Emergency Conditions in Dogs

For most pet owners, there will come a time when an emergency arises for your pet. There are many different things that can happen and we would like to give you a little information so you can be prepared if and when the situation happens to your dog. The first thing you should always do is contact your veterinarian or …

To Chip or Not to Chip: Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

If you have a dog or cat, you probably already have been asked if you would like to “chip your pet”. More and more pet owners see the benefits of microchipping their pet but if you are still on the fence, we hope this blog post will help make you a believer. What is it exactly? A microchip is a …

5 Things You May Not Know About Cats

Is your cat sometimes a mystery to you? We have a few tips that may help you understand him or her a little better. Want Your Kitty To Drink More? Many health issues stem from a cat’s natural tendency to be dehydrated. Illnesses such as urinary tract infections and kidney stones. A great way to get your cat to drink …

Pet Jealousy and The New Baby

Cats and dogs are very in-tune with their owners which is why it is not a surprise that they can often figure out before a baby arrives that something new is going on in their home. To make the transition as easy as possible for both your fur baby and your new human baby, we are offering a few quick …

Guide to Fleas for Cats & Dogs

Fleas are the most common parasite to plague cats and dogs. Read this guide to determine if your pet has fleas, and what to do about it. Symptoms of Fleas on Dogs Fleas are most commonly noticed on a dog’s stomach, the base of the tail and the head. Common symptoms of fleas on dogs include: Droppings or “flea dirt” …