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Suffolk, VA  23435      Google Map

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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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Tough Break: How to Handle Your Pet’s Broken Bone

Discovering your beloved pet has broken a bone can be frightening, so knowing how to handle the situation can help you remain calm. It may be obvious that a bone is broken. A limb may be bent awkwardly, a bone may be visible through the skin (called an open fracture),...

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Continuity Through COVID-19: An Update on Pandemic Protocols

As we continue to operate amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update you on our safety procedures, including how we’re handling emergencies and scheduling specialty appointments. Above all, we want to assure you that we are here for you and your pets....

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A Look Back at 2020: Over 14,000 Patients Treated and More!

Thankfully, 2020 is coming to an end. While it was a weird, stressful, and often challenging year, we had the wonderful opportunity to help even more pets and their families here at The COVE. In the spring of 2019, we implemented curbside services to keep our staff...

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The Safe Pet Holiday Guide

The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones – especially those with fur. And, of course, you want to ensure your dog or cat joins in the festive fun. Unfortunately, many of our favorite human holiday treats can be harmful to our pets. That is why we here at The...

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What Pet Owners Need to Know About Pet Cancer

They’re four words that no pet parent wants to hear: “Your pet has cancer.” A cancer diagnosis is never easy, but it doesn’t always equal the end. Believe it or not, cancer treatment options for pets are incredibly advanced, and many cats and dogs do well, suffering...

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Help Us Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - National Veterinary Technician Week! 🎉 This year, The COVE and veterinary clinics around the country will be celebrating veterinary technicians during the week of October 11, 2020. Although we value their hard work and...

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A Few Kind Words From Our Clients

As we enter the fall season, our team here at The COVE, reflects on our unprecedented summer. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, including providing socially distanced care and curbside services, our staff has worked tirelessly to continue to provide compassionate,...

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How To Know When Your Pet Is in Pain

It can be challenging to tell when your pet is in pain. Animals have an instinctual urge to hide discomfort and weakness, and they can be very good at it. It is essential to stay attentive and seek veterinary medical care if your pet is in serious or consistent pain....

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Why Your Pet Needs to Be on Heartworm Medication Now!

During your pet's wellness visits with their primary care veterinarian, you probably and hopefully always discuss heartworm prevention. While it might seem easy to opt-out of heartworm medication because: your cat is an indoor pet and doesn't get bit by mosquitoes...

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CPR and Emergency Preparedness for Pets

As a responsible pet owner, one of the best things you can do is to prepare for medical emergencies. Just like practicing fire drills at work or school, planning ahead can help save time and save lives - including those of your canine and feline friends. A pet medical...

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