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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 »

Unusual Cat Eating Habits

September 01, 2022

Cats are mysterious creatures. We all know that, but did you know that their eating habits can sometimes be quite odd? Of course, all animals have their own individual quarks and ticks, which is why we love them. Read on as a vet talks about some unusual eating habits your cat may get into. Finicky Eaters, They Are Cats are known for their finicky eating habits. They simply do not like to eat what we … Read More »

Yorkie Day

August 02, 2022

It’s Yorkie Day! These cute pups may be small, but they have big personalities and some raving fans. A veterinarian turns the spotlight on these tiny, charming pooches below. Basics The Yorkie is one of the smaller breeds out there, rarely growing over 8 inches tall. Like many other small dogs, they do have some longevity: these little guys can live up to 16 years. That’s quite a lot for a dog! As far as … Read More »

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

July 03, 2022

So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

June 02, 2022

It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … Read More »

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