Do Cats Need Exercise?

Many cat owners are surprised when they are told that their feline companion needs more exercise. It is estimated that more than 50% of household cats are now considered overweight or obese! Cats are natural hunters and let’s face it, indoor cats do not have to work hard for their daily meals. So, how can you help your feline stay …

Does Poison Ivy Affect Dogs?

Poison Ivy is an all to familiar plant to those that enjoy that outdoors. It also causes the all too familiar red, itchy rash when the plant comes into contact with skin. Even worse, the plant’s oils are annoyingly resilient and cling to your clothes as well as your pet’s fur. After any exposure, thoroughly wash your pet to prevent …

Found! How To Help A Stray or Lost Dog

Most people have seen a stray dog either in their neighborhood or while they are out and about. Lost or stray animals can cause a lot of safety issues when they make it out to busy intersections and roadways. For the dog, it is terrifying to be out roaming the streets and having all the sounds, lights, and movement of …

Unmistakeable Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a very common ailment for dogs. It occurs when the hip joint is not formed correctly. The ball and socket of a dog’s hip joint should fit tightly together, however dogs with hip dysplasia will instead have laxity or looseness in the tissues which hold the joint. This malformation can be caused by both factors; environmental and …

Which Vaccines Does Your Cat Need?

Annual wellness care and vaccines for your cat(s) is an integral part of maintaining their health. While they are kittens, it is even more crucial to keep up on vaccines since their young immune systems are still not strong enough to fight off infectious diseases. As they grow, they will continue to require annual vaccinations to remain protected. The main …

Tips To Help Avoid Stressful Vet Trips With Your Cat

A trip to the veterinarian can be a very stressful ordeal for both you and your cat. Although there are far more cats than dogs in America, their pet parents are more reluctant to bring in their feline friends for regular wellness visits due to the amount of effort and anxiety it takes to just get their cat in the …

Summer Travel Tips With Your Pets

Summer is a great time to pack up the family and head out to explore new places. If you are going to include your pets in the adventures, here are a few tips to help make it go smoothly. Visit Your Vet First Traveling into other countries or by plane? You will need to provide proof that your pet’s vaccines …

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 …