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Category: Pet Health Tips

Emergency treatment and first aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. However, it may save your pet's life before you can get your pet to a doctor…
Emergency treatment and first aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. However, it may save your pet's life before you can get your pet to a doctor. In support of Pet First Aid Awareness Month, here are our basic first aid re… http://thecovevets.com/blog/2018/04/pet-first-aid-awareness-month/


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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://thecovevets.com/blog/2018/03/pet-poison-prevention-tips-how-keep-your-pets-safe/


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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://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://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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/12/cold-weather-pet-safety-tips/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

  Halloween is just around the corner—the costumes, the deliciously scary stories, and the candy. It is a fun time for children and adults, but keep in mind that it can be a…
Halloween is just around the corner—the costumes, the deliciously scary stories, and the candy. It is a fun time for children and adults, but keep in mind that it can be a different story for your furry family members. Here are a few tips to ensure your p… http://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/10/5-halloween-pet-safety-tips/


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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

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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/06/swimming-dogs-water-safety-tips/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

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://thecovevets.com/blog/2017/05/tips-hiking-your-dog/


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Category: Pet News

Microchips are lifesavers. Unless we can keep our pets by our side all day, every day, there will always be a chance your pet can get lost. The American Veterinary Medical Ass…
Microchips are lifesavers. Unless we can keep our pets by our side all day, every day, there will always be a chance your pet can get lost. The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that 1 in 3 family pets get lost, and a microchipped pet has a … http://thecovevets.com/blog/2016/08/august-15-check-chip-day/


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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://thecovevets.com/blog/2016/06/5-ways-keep-your-pet-safe-july-4th/


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Category: Pet Health Tips

Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, flash floods… And, as a pet owner, how prepared are you to care for your furry family members during a disaster?  Many times natural disasters …
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, flash floods… Many times natural disasters strike suddenly without giving pet owners much time to consider all their pets’ needs before having to evacuate or relocate. Here a… http://thecovevets.com/blog/2015/09/september-national-disaster-preparedness-month/


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