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Category: Pet Health Tips

Long summer days mean lots of outdoor activities, often with our pets. It also means its time to watch for signs of heat stroke. The combined heat and humidity of a Virginia su…
Dogs and cats have to pant to cool their body, which is not as efficient as sweating and places pets at a higher risk for heat stroke, particularly when external temperatures are not much cooler than your pet’s body temperature. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/06/keep-your-pets-cool-summer-heat-stroke-prevention-tips/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Spring has sprung. The days are long, the grass is green, the flowers have bloomed, and for many of us, the sneezing has begun. You may be surprised to know that it’s not just…
Spring has sprung. The days are long, the grass is green, the flowers have bloomed, and for many of us, the sneezing has begun. You may be surprised to know that it’s not just humans that suffer from allergies but animals too. Yes, cats and dogs can also … http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/05/does-your-pet-have-allergies/


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Category: Pet News

Written By: Jacqueline Nobles, DVM, DACVECC A common reason pets visit the ER is difficulty breathing. This can be a symptom of several different diseases including brachycep…
A common reason pets visit the ER is difficulty breathing. This can be a symptom of several different diseases including brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/05/breathe-easy-molly-case-study-10-year-old-boston-terrier-bra/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Our beloved cats and dogs can be poisoned by a vast array of things around our homes—including human foods, plants, and many other items. Poisoning is life-threatening and requ…
Our beloved dogs and cats can be poisoned by a vast array of things around our homes—including human foods, plants, and many other items. Poisoning is life-threatening and requires immediate treatment. But the best approach is to prevent poisonings from o… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/03/pet-poison-prevention-tips-how-keep-your-pets-safe/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

  Your pet loves you unconditionally, and now it’s time to return the favor by taking care of their heart! February is designated as American Heart Month. So, here at The CO…
Your pet loves you unconditionally, and now it’s time to return the favor by taking care of their heart! February is designated as American Heart Month. So, here at The COVE, we want to ensure that pet parents understand what a diagnosis of cardiac diseas… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/02/february-heart-health-month/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

An emergency room visit for your pet can be frightening, overwhelming, and of course unexpected. However, there are important steps you can take to help your dog or cat avoid …
An emergency room visit for your pet can be frightening, overwhelming, and of course unexpected. However, there are important steps you can take to help your dog or cat avoid the ER. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/01/how-avoid-emergency-room/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

A new year is a great time to establish new routines for you and your furry family members – especially after the busy holiday season. Here, at The COVE, we encourage all of o…
Here, at The COVE, we encourage all of our pet families to focus on strengthening their bonds with their pets! Here are 12 ways to stimulate and engage with your dog or cat during this new year. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2018/01/12-new-ways-engage-your-dog-or-cat/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

We’re lucky here in Virginia to have plenty of winter activities you can enjoy with your pet, from enjoying the outdoors to cozy evenings by a crackling fire. Knowing that win…
We’re lucky here in Virginia to have plenty of winter activities you can enjoy with your pet, from enjoying the outdoors to cozy evenings by a crackling fire. Knowing that winter weather may also be hazardous, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you keep yo… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/12/cold-weather-pet-safety-tips/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Once your cat or dog is home from surgery, there are many things you can do to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted healing process. While your pet may want to go about their nor…
Once your cat or dog is home from surgery, there are many things you can do to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted healing process. While your pet may want to go about their normal presurgery ways, restricting activity is of utmost importance. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/09/tips-speed-your-pets-healing-time-after-surgery/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

A trip to the emergency room can be a frightening experience for both you and your pet. Our hope is that understanding what to expect can help reduce some of the anxiety in an…
A trip to the emergency room can be a frightening experience for both you and your pet. Our hope is that understanding what to expect can help reduce some of the anxiety in an already stressful time. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/07/what-expect-when-you-bring-your-pet-emergency-room/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

April is a month full of pet health awareness days and events. The month recognizes Heartworm Awareness Month, Pet ID Week (April 16–22), World Veterinary Day (April 29), Dog …
Popular culture formed by television and comic strips have always referred to hairballs as a point of humor and nothing to be worried about. While it is true that most cats will produce hairballs, we want to explain when this behavior warrants further exa… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/04/cat-hairballs-things-can-get-hairy-if-left-untreated/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Photo by Found Animals Foundation February is the time of year when love is in the air, hearts of all shapes and sizes express Valentine’s Day wishes, and we honor American …
February is the time of year when love is in the air, hearts of all shapes and sizes express Valentine’s Day wishes, and we honor American Heart Health Month—an important reminder to evaluate our risk for heart disease. But did you know that dogs and cats… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/02/heart-health-month-pets-too/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Did you know that approximately 54% of dogs and 58% of cats are overweight or obese? Just as in humans, excess weight in pets can cause a host of health issues such as osteoar…
Did you know that approximately 54% of dogs and 58% of cats are overweight or obese? Just as in humans, excess weight in pets can cause a host of health issues such as osteoarthritis, kidney disease, high blood pressure, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2016/10/pet-obesity-awareness-food-isnt-love/


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