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Summer Reptile Care

June 01, 2023

Summer is (almost) officially here. Those of you with reptiles may find that there are both pros and cons to the warmer weather. Given that reptiles are cold-blooded, this time of year is generally safer and more comfortable for them than the colder months are. However, there are still a few things to keep in mind here. A Covington, GA veterinarian discusses summer reptile care in this article. Temperatures Reptiles have much more specific temperature … Read More »

5 Chameleon Care Tips

May 01, 2023

Are you considering adopting a chameleon? Chameleons are without a doubt one of the cutest and most fascinating reptiles. However, these pretty lizards are extremely fragile, and need a lot of care. A Covington, GA vet offers some basic care tips below. Don’t Underestimate Their Care Needs First things first: chameleons are definitely not starter lizards. If you’re new at keeping reptiles, we strongly recommend starting with an easier keeper. Bearded dragons and leopard geckos … Read More »

Posted in Exotic Care

Choosing A Pet Chinchilla

April 01, 2023

Are you considering adopting a chinchilla? These tiny balls of fur are very cute and charming. They’re also much more personable than people realize! That said, it’s important to make an informed decision when adopting an animal, even—and perhaps especially—with an exotic pet. Unless you’re very experienced and willing to rehabilitate a sick pet, you’ll want to choose a healthy one. A Covington, GA veterinarian offers some advice on choosing a chinchilla below. Fur Chinchillas … Read More »

Posted in Exotic Care

Keeping Your Cat Indoors

March 01, 2023

Do you keep your feline friend inside? If so, that’s wonderful. Fluffy may enjoy outdoor kitty sports, such as chasing butterflies, making paw art on freshly-washed cars, and bringing her humans dead mice. However, she’s much better off staying indoors. A local Covington, GA vet discusses grounding Fluffy in this article. Safety There’s almost no end to the potential risks your pet could face in the Great Outdoors. Cars, weather, chemicals, wild animals, parasites, are … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

Canine Flu

February 01, 2023

Did you know that your canine companion can get the flu? In fact, there’s an outbreak going on now. Fido’s version, canine influenza virus (CIV)–also often called the dog flu—is an influenza A virus. There are several strains, but the two that are most common in the US are H3N8 and H3N2. These strains are both extremely contagious, and are the culprits behind the current outbreak. A local vet offers some information on this below. … Read More »

Blepping In Cats

January 15, 2023

Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign that something is wrong, or just another one of Fluffy’s many adorable (and purrplexing) quirks. A local vet discusses blepping in this article. Behind The Blep There are actually a … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Fluffy’s Year In Review

January 01, 2023
Cat looking up and to the left

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of them below. Dave Finds A Home The World Cup has gone to the cats! This year, two British players made headlines after befriending a stray cat at their training camp … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

National Cat Lovers Month

December 01, 2022

If you’re a cat lover, this is the month for you! From December 1st to the 31st, we’ll be celebrating National Cat Lovers Month. That means it’s time to get out your whiskers and celebrate all things feline. So what if you don’t own a pet? This is still the perfect time of year to learn more about these wonderful creatures and perhaps adopt one yourself! Read on as a local vet talks about cats … Read More »

Green Basilisk Care Tips

November 01, 2022

One thing about reptiles is the fact that their habitats can make stunning centerpieces. This is definitely the case with the Green basilisk, a pretty lizard that originated in Central America. A Covington, GA veterinarian discusses caring for these stunning lizards below. Basics Green basilisks are quite striking: they’re vibrant green or blue-green, and the males sport elegant plumes that run down their backs. They live 8-12 years, on average, but can make it to … Read More »

Things To Do With The Kids For Kindness To Animals Day

October 02, 2022

Kindness To Animals Day is coming up on October 4th. We think all animals, from the tiniest gerbil to massive elephants, should be treated with compassion. This is also a very important lesson to teach children. Why not combine the two? A Covington, GA list some things kids can do to celebrate Kindness To Animals Day in this article. Pamper Your Pet What better place to start than with your own household pet? Toys and … Read More »

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