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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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/09/tips-speed-your-pets-healing-time-after-surgery/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/09/animal-pain-awareness-month-signs-your-pet-pain/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

  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://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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/08/keep-your-pet-safe-heat/


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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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/06/when-does-your-pet-need-go-emergency-room/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/05/april-showers-bring-may-flowers-keep-your-pets-safe/


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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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/04/cat-hairballs-things-can-get-hairy-if-left-untreated/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

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://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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/01/10-new-years-resolutions-pet-owners/


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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://thecovevets.com/blog/2016/08/august-22-take-your-cat-vet-day-cat2vetday/


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Category: Pet News

Did you know pets are good for your body and the mind? There are many studies about pets contributing to our health and happiness. Check out the recent issue of TIME Magazine …
There’s nothing quite like the companionship and love between a pet owner and their pet. And that’s why we have a special week dedicated to appreciating our pets. Pet Appreciation Week is celebrated on the first full week of June. With all the health bene… http://thecovevets.com/blog/2016/06/happy-pet-appreciation-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://thecovevets.com/blog/2016/03/national-puppy-day/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Photo by Kevin Beaty via Flickr Shedding those extra pounds and improving our health seems to be one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Well, your dog just might be th…
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