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Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May 02, 2022

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or foster fails. Fostering fills a crucial gap for pets that need growth, healing, training, and/or socialization before they can be put up for adoption. If you’re an animal lover, you may want to consider fostering. This can be a very rewarding and enriching experience! Of course, this isn’t going to be right for everyone. A vet lists some things to … Read More »

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

April 01, 2022

Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. A local vet lists some ways to prevent dog bites below. … Read More »

Pawesome 2022 Resolutions For People With Dogs

January 03, 2022

Happy New Year! Like many of you, we are more than happy to send 2021 on its way and turn our thoughts to the future. If you’re making resolutions, it’s safe to say that your canine buddy will be right there with you, cheering you on as you strive to reach those goals. Why not include Fido in your plans? Here, a Covington, GA vet lists some things to put on your to-do list for … Read More »

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Blue-Green Algae: A Lurking Danger for Pets

August 01, 2021

Have you heard of cyanobacteria? You may know it by its common name: blue-green algae. This is an extremely dangerous algae that typically lives in warm, nutrient-rich water. Cyanobacteria can make both people and pets very sick. It can grow rapidly, or bloom, under the right conditions. Unfortunately, these blooms are becoming much more common. A veterinarian discusses cyanobacteria below.  Warning Signs Blue-green algae blooms most often occur in summer and early fall, but they … Read More »

Cleaning Your Dog’s Toys

May 01, 2021

Does your pup sometimes bring you his favorite toy, hoping you’ll play? Does Fido get super excited when he spots a new dog toy? Playthings are very important for Man’s Best Friend. They keep your canine pal occupied, prevent him from getting bored, offer mental stimulation, and give him a healthy outlet for his excess energy. However, they do get grungy pretty quickly. A local Covington, GA vet offers some tips on keeping your dog’s … Read More »

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Exercising a Senior Dog

March 01, 2021

Is your canine pal a four-legged retiree? If so, you may need to make some adjustments to Fido’s workout routine. Your pet won’t be as agile or strong as he once was, so he’ll need a less strenuous fitness regimen than he used to. A Covington, GA vet offers some tips on exercising a senior dog below. Walks Walking is pretty much the standard exercise for Man’s Best Friend. Pay attention to Fido, and monitor … Read More »

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Adorable Resolutions for Puppies

January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! This probably goes without saying, but many of us are more than happy to say farewell to 2020. New Year’s Day, of course, is historically a time for people to set goals for the coming year. If you’re starting 2021 out with a puppy in your household, read on! A Covington, GA vet lists some of the things little Fido may want to achieve this year below. Score More Treats Nothing gets … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

7 Things to Do Before Bringing Your Shelter Dog Home

October 01, 2020

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. We love seeing dogs get second chances! Many of our most beloved and adorable patients were rescued from shelters. Of course, getting a dog is a huge event. You’ll have quite a few things to take care of before bringing Fido home. Read on as a Covington, GA vet lists some things to do before you pick Fido up.  Breed Research While all of our canine pals have … Read More »

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Swim Safety for Dogs

June 01, 2020

Summer isn’t far off now! Lots of people enjoy cooling off with a dip on hot days. Many of our canine pals also enjoy swimming. Just be sure to put safety first! A Covington, GA vet discusses taking Fido swimming in this article. Swim Lessons Not all dogs are natural swimmers. Even learning the doggy paddle is a struggle for some pups! If Fido doesn’t know how to swim, take time to teach him. Gently … Read More »

The Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

March 01, 2020

You’ve definitely heard of antioxidants before. They’re found in many human foods and offer us many health benefits. The question is, do antioxidants offer those same benefits for our canine companions? The answer is yes—antioxidants are important for keeping your pup happy and healthy throughout their life. Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits of antioxidants for dogs. They Keep Food Fresh Antioxidants do just what their name suggests: battle oxidation. Oxidation … Read More »

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