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FAQs About Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease is a major cause of neurological dysfunction in dogs, and affected dogs experience significant pain and may be left paralyzed. Our Providence Vet team wants to answer some frequently asked questions about this condition in case your dog is at risk. Question: What is intervertebral disc disease in dogs? Answer: To understand [...]

5 Steps to Preparing for a Hurricane with Your Pet

Living in a coastal town is like being on vacation every day, but our pleasant environment has a few drawbacks, such as natural disasters. Hurricanes are a serious threat here in Virginia Beach, and can cause extra concern when you need to care and prepare for pets. However, a well-thought out hurricane preparedness plan that [...]

5 Summer Heat Safety Tips for Pets

The sizzling summer is here. As you venture out with your pet to enjoy all that the warm-weather season has to offer, do not let heat-related hazards ruin the fun. Protect your pet by following our Providence Vet team’s heat safety tips. #1: Know heatstroke signs in pets Heatstroke is a tragic and preventable condition [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During July Fourth Festivities

As July Fourth draws near, you may be wondering whether your four-legged friend should join the festivities. The celebrations do pose several major hazards, like heatstroke, pet-toxic foods, and fireworks, but with a little bit of planning, your pet can still have fun. Follow these five tips to keep your furry pal safe on Independence [...]

Why Is My Pet So Itchy? Common Pet Allergy Questions

Allergies commonly cause sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, or asthma in people. We may not be affected ourselves, but we likely know someone close who is, and because so many people suffer, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) sponsors National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each May. While allergies affect many humans, they are [...]

“Facts from the Heart” Heartworm Quiz

If you have questions about heartworms, Providence Vet has answers. Spring is here, and parasites and insects are becoming more active. It's time to test your knowledge about heartworm disease and prevention with our "Facts From the Heart" heartworm quiz. See the questions below, followed by answers from our expert veterinary hospital staff. (Don’t look [...]

Anything But Sweet—Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

Xylitol, which is also known as birch sugar, is a common sugar substitute found in sugarless gum, toothpaste, and some brands of peanut butter, among many other foods and products. While xylitol can provide benefits for humans, this natural sugar substitute has a toxic effect on dogs if ingested. So, Providence Vet is presenting everything [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Cat’s Claws Intact and Your Couch Un-Shredded

When it comes to the topic of declawing cats, the phrase “When you know better, you do better” comes to mind. For years, the inhumane nature of declawing wasn’t common knowledge among pet owners. Fortunately, cat owners now understand that declawing is essentially the amputation of the last part of each digit and can cause [...]

8 Separation Anxiety Management Tips for Pet Owners

Many pets don’t like saying goodbye to their owner, but some experience separation anxiety, resulting in undesirable behaviors. If you routinely come home to find your couch cushions shredded and pet accidents on the floor, your pet may be suffering from separation anxiety. Our team at Providence Vet wants to help by offering tips to [...]

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