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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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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 difficul…
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 be very good… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/09/animal-pain-awareness-month-signs-your-pet-pain/


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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 da…
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. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/08/back-school-it-can-be-hard-your-pets-too/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

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 f…
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. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/08/keep-your-pet-safe-heat/


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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

Splish! Splash! Here in Southeast Virginia, we are fortunate to have lots of water around us, including lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. And summertime is the perfect season to be ou…
Splish! Splash! Here in Southeast Virginia, we are fortunate to have lots of water around us, including lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. And summertime is the perfect season to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine and water. If you plan on swimming in a lake, p… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/06/swimming-dogs-water-safety-tips/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

When in doubt...check it out! If you are concerned about the health and welfare of your pet, please do not ever feel embarrassed or hesitant about calling an animal emergency…
When in doubt, check it out! If you are concerned about the health and welfare of your pet, please do not ever feel embarrassed or hesitant about calling an animal emergency hospital for guidance. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/06/when-does-your-pet-need-go-emergency-room/


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The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has released its Top Pet Toxins of 2016 list. Of the ten toxins listed, plants were at number nine, a slight improvement from the…
At The COVE, our 24-hour ER team sees many frantic pet owners who bring in pets exhibiting distressing signs after playing in the garden or eating flowers at home. It’s our hope that by providing our community with the proper information, the risk of pets… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/05/april-showers-bring-may-flowers-keep-your-pets-safe/


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With spring in the air, you may be spending more time outdoors with your furry friend. Hiking can be a wonderful activity that strengthens the bond between you and your dog. As th…
With spring in the air, you may be spending more time outdoors with your furry friend. Hiking can be a wonderful activity that strengthens the bond between you and your dog. As the outdoor elements can be unpredictable at times, it’s always best to be pre… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/05/tips-hiking-your-dog/


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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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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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February is Pet Dental Health Month! Did you know that by age 3 about 70% of cats and 80% of dogs show signs of periodontal disease? And that can lead to a host of additional …
February is Pet Dental Health Month! Did you know that by age 3 about 70% of cats and 80% of dogs show signs of periodontal disease? And that can lead to a host of additional problems. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/02/open-wide-its-time-check-your-pets-dental-health/


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You’ve probably heard that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years. However, that is not entirely correct. Large and small dogs age at different rates. Furthermore, th…
You’ve probably heard that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years. However, that is not entirely correct. Large and small dogs age at different rates. http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/02/how-old-your-pet-calculate-your-pets-age/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Have you made New Year’s resolutions for yourself? Most of us make promises to eat better, exercise more, or spend more time with loved ones. These are all great goals to have…
Have you made New Year’s resolutions for yourself? Most of us make promises to eat better, exercise more, or spend more time with loved ones. These are all great goals to have for a better you, but what about our pets? They can’t make any resolutions on t… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2017/01/10-new-years-resolutions-pet-owners/


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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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Category: Pet Health Tips

Cats need regular wellness checks Take Your Cat to the Vet Day was created to bring awareness to cat owners about the importance of regular veterinary checkups for cats. Compared…
Cats need regular wellness checks. Take Your Cat to the Vet Day was created to bring awareness to cat owners about the importance of regular veterinary checkups for cats. Check out these tips to prepare for a vet visit and reduce stress for you and your c… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2016/08/august-22-take-your-cat-vet-day-cat2vetday/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration and festivities. And while we might ooh and ahh over fireworks, it’s a completely different experience for animals. Fireworks are f…
The Fourth of July is a day of celebration and festivities, but fireworks are frightening and disorienting to pets. More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Here are five ways to keep your pets safe through the Fourth of July weekend… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2016/06/5-ways-keep-your-pet-safe-july-4th/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

The third week of May is recognized as Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there have been 4.5 million people who have b…
The third week of May is recognized as Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there have been 4.5 million people who have been bitten by a dog in 2015 – 20% of which required medical attention. Children,… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2016/05/dog-bite-prevention-week/


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National Puppy Day

Mar 23, 2016

Category: Pet Health Tips

“Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet. Oh, to be more like a puppy.” – Colleen Paige, Founder of National Puppy Day National Puppy Day was found…
National Puppy Day was founded on 2006 by lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige to celebrate the unconditional love puppies bring to our lives. Along with celebrating the sweetness they provide, this holiday is also about promoting adoption of homeless puppies.… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2016/03/national-puppy-day/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Have you ever noticed how our four-legged family members are similar to little toddlers? Our pets are masters at exploring the world around them with the same level of curiosi…
In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you pet-proof your home. Bookmark this article to your browser for quick access, and don’t forget to share with fellow pet parents! The Pet Poison Helpline has a comprehensive list of poison… http://www.thecovevets.com/blog/2016/03/national-animal-poison-prevention-week/


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