Idiopathic Epilepsy in Your Canine

The first seizures that are noted at home can be traumatic for both you and your canine.  There are many causes associated with the seizure / seizure-like activity.  Younger animals tend to have better prognosis.  Unfortunately, older animals (geriatric) tend to have poorer prognosis due to a higher risk of intracranial disease / tumors.  An […]

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Urinary Issues in Your Pet

Our pets can exhibit many different signs of urinary troubles.  Sometimes these troubles are behavioral, infection, linked to nerve damage, neoplasia, hormone related or can be related to physical obstructions.  Diagnostics such as a urinalysis, abdominal ultrasound, radiographs, blood work and/or urine cultures are indicated. Unfortunately, there are some species specific conditions that many owners can […]

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Aging Pets

It is often difficult to see our pets age.  The puppy that had a habit of chewing the shoe or stealing a toy has gotten older and no longer engages in those activities.  It is important to enjoy the twilight years with our pets.  There are some stresses that do begin to occur as our […]

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Antihistamines for your Dog

There are many antihistamines that are commonly used in veterinary medicine.  We have found that some of the newer drugs available are metabolites of older medications that were commonly prescribed.  Canines and felines tend to tolerate antihistamines very similarly to humans.  Some animals respond quite well to certain classes of antihistamines whereas other do not […]

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Springtime Pet Care

Spring is in the air, and your puppy dog or kitty cat doubtless can’t wait to get outside and frolic – but there are potential dangers lurking in that lush, green grass and those bright, beautiful flowers. Check out our tips for some aspects of springtime pet care that may surprise you. The first and […]

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Wintertime Pet Care

Snowflakes swirl down from the sky, fireplaces crackle merrily and all your loved ones gather around for a nice, warm meal…but are all of your loved ones really there? The family pet may be a creature of the wild, an “outside” animal, and it’s easy to overlook their comfort when it’s so cozy inside. But […]

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February is Pet Dental Month!

Open wide and say “Woof!” February was Pet Dental month so it’s time for a routine dental exam. Read on to learn about some of the products at Care-A-Lot Pet Supply in Virginia Beach and Newport News that can help keep your pet’s oral hygiene (and breath!) fresh. Know the signs of oral disease in […]

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Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

How well did you and your animal friends fare this winter? Many of us endured endless days of weather colder than expected, and we’re sure you had the challenge of caring for your four-footed pals in the snow and ice. Already it seems like a memory with ninety-degree days in the spring which could lead […]

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Surviving the Dog Days of Summer With Your Dog

The kids are out of school and maybe your work schedule becomes more flexible when summer arrives. Your dog will certainly sense the change in season and become more excited as the probability that he’ll have more friends to play with in the coming months. When the days grow longer and steamier, though, it’s important […]

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How to Avoid Problems With Dog Bites

Your dog is more than a four-legged friend, he is part of the family. If you have recently adopted a pup or have enjoyed your pet for many years, you know you have a great responsibility in taking care of him. More than that, you must help your dog relate well to other people. When […]

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