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Suffolk, VA  23435      Google Map

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Why Is My Dog Vomiting?

Dogs can vomit for a wide range of reasons, from eating something they shouldn’t, also known as a “dietary indiscretion,” to a much more serious illness. And while it’s not the most – ahem – appetizing of topics, dog owners need to be able to decipher what might be...

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Surgery & Anesthesia: How We Keep Your Pets Comfortable

When your pet is facing surgery, we know that you have lots of questions and concerns. Because we know you never want to see your beloved family member in pain, we wanted to talk a little about how we handle pain management and anesthesia.  Plus, September is Animal...

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TPLO Surgery: What Is It, and When Do Dogs Need It?

By Brandy Sinclair, LVT Was your pet just diagnosed with a cranial cruciate ligament tear? If so, you are not alone; unfortunately, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures are the most common injury diagnosed within the veterinary field. This blog will explain the...

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Independence Day Safety for Pets

Every summer, Fourth of July celebrations bring neighbors, family, and friends together for flag-waving and fireworks-filled good times. But for pets, the holiday can not only be overwhelming, but downright dangerous.

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The Value of Pet Insurance

If you’ve ever had to visit the emergency animal hospital, you know that very quickly after agonizing over whether your furry family member will be okay, another thought arises: “How much will this cost?” To ease concerns about the cost of lifesaving care, more and...

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Sampson’s Story: A Tail of Collaborative Care

By Danielle Martin, LVT, VTS (Dentistry) Sampson Creekmore is an 11-year-old cat whose story provides a perfect example of how team members from different veterinary specialties can work together to provide complete health care for furry family members. Here at The...

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The COVE Is Celebrating 9 Years

They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Especially for our team at The COVE, caring for pets and their families is a labor of love. This month, as we mark our ninth anniversary, we’re reflecting on our journey of nearly a decade of...

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Meet the Small But Mighty Clyde

By Lilybeth Santiago, LVT When puppies face orthopedic (bone) surgery, there’s often an added challenge – their treatments need to grow with them! French Bulldog puppy Clyde was only 5 months old when he came to The COVE’s 24-hour emergency room with left rear limb...

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When Your Cat Needs Emergency Care

Cats are experts at hiding pain and illness, and they often do so by going into hiding themselves. This can be extremely dangerous because if you don’t notice their symptoms, you likely won’t be able to get them appropriate care until their condition becomes serious....

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How to Avoid Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is the second full week of April each year. Because of the large number of dog bites reported in the United States every year – more than 4 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control – it’s important to take this...

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Why Bloat in Dogs Is an Emergency

Bloat is one of the most life-threatening emergencies a dog can have, and it can occur in one of two ways. In the first, gastric dilatation (GD), the stomach fills with gas and swells (dilatation), putting stress on surrounding organs and blood vessels. The second,...

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Pick Your Poison: How to Keep Pets Away from Household Toxins

You know how clever pets can be. We try to keep them away from harmful substances, but sometimes they just can't resist. So we need to outsmart them. What better time than Poison Prevention Awareness Month to learn how? Know the Dangers We don’t want to seem alarmist,...

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Sink Your Teeth Into Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which makes it the perfect time to review your current dental routine. Because unfortunately, failing to care for your pet's oral health can come back to bite you. Why Should You Care About Your Pet’s Dental Health? Our...

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Care to Be Aware: February Is American Heart Month

In 1964, not long after experiencing a heart attack himself, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson declared February as American Heart Month to bring awareness to the prevalence of heart disease. But did you know heart disease also affects dogs and cats? According to data...

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