Archive for 'Cat Care'

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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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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Tips For Maintaining Your Pet’s Weight And Health

It seems too many pets may be influenced by their human parents when it comes to bad eating habits. Unfortunately too many of our pets are overweight or even obese. Some studies suggest that about fifty percent of cats and dogs in the US are overweight. That’s a high percentage, too high. Potential Health Problems […]

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

When my brother was in college, he volunteered to work at a local animal shelter. One day somebody brought in a young Beagle – about a year old – who turned out to be a poor hunter. The owner had no use for such a dog, so it remained at the shelter for a short […]

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A Holiday Wish List for Pets

Oh, if only our pets could talk… we’d probably get an earful daily. Come the holiday season we can imagine our dogs and cats get excited to see decorations retrieved from the closets and attic – more shiny things to bat around the house. If you do have four-footed friends at home, you know it’s […]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

These days, Halloween is treated on par with Christmas as a major holiday for decorating and parties. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors go overboard with spooky decor – be it skull lights lining the eaves or fake tombstones on the lawn. When you own a pet, Halloween can either be an ecstatic or trying […]

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Taking Your Pet On Your Next Holiday

In an ideal world, you’d take your pet everywhere you went, whether to the park, the beach, the shops and restaurants, and even on trips. And lucky for you, taking your pet on your next holiday might not be as difficult as you imagine. Animal-friendly hotels and rental properties are becoming more popular, as animal […]

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Five Reasons to Invest in a Comfortable Pet Bed for Your Pet

Pets are being pampered by their owners to the tune of $50.96 billion a year including everything from food, toys and other products such as pet beds. One of the pet beds currently available to owners is orthopedic memory foam model. Originally designed by NASA for use in space by astronauts, memory foam is highly […]

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