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Animal Pain Awareness Month: Signs Your Pet Is in Pain Most pet parents are sure they would know if their pet were in pain, but the reality is that it can be very difficult to tell, even for your veterinarian. Animals have an instinctual drive to hide pain and avoid showing weakness, and they can…

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  Back to School season might not just be hard for your kids – it may also be difficult for your pets. Kids and pets bond strongly over the summer months during long days with plenty of playtime. Just like most humans, pets are creatures of habit and very social, and the sudden shock of being…

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Summer is full of sunshine, long days, and plenty of fun. Here in Virginia, it’s also full of extreme heat and humidity, which means pets, just like humans, are at high risk for dehydration and heat stroke. Because they pant instead of sweat, pets can’t cool their bodies as efficiently as we do. …

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