Does My Cat Have Arthritis?

Canine arthritis has been well recognized for many years. However, until recently, veterinary professionals believed cats were less likely to develop this painful, degenerative joint condition. Keep in mind that cats are pros at masking pain, and their owners are less likely than dog owners to bring them for routine wellness checkups, during which veterinarians [...]

Tips to Ensure a Successful Pet Adoption

Welcoming a homeless pet to your family can be a tremendously rewarding experience. When you adopt a shelter pet, you give that animal a new life by giving them a fur-ever home, and—in turn—you open shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it. Keep in mind, however, that pet adoption comes with challenges, [...]

Pet Cancer Types and Warning Signs

Cancer is a concerning diagnosis and a common cause of death in senior cats and dogs. However, these conditions can be successfully treated, and your pet’s life can be prolonged and their quality of life improved when detected in the early stages. Our Providence Vet team wants to help by providing information about pet cancer [...]

Understanding Seizures in Pets

Seizures are one of the most common neurological conditions reported in dogs, and cats can also be affected. Many conditions cause pet seizures, and some result in life-threatening situations. Our Providence Vet team provides information about seizures in pets in case your four-legged friend is affected.  Pet seizure basics A seizure is sudden, uncontrolled electrical [...]

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 [...]

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