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What to Do When Your Pet is Itchy

If your pet has become a walking ball of fur and itchiness, they could have a skin problem. However, identifying the cause of your pet's itchiness can be challenging, as possible culprits abound. Excessive scratching, biting, licking, and chewing can indicate your pet has underlying health issues, so read our Town & Country Animal Hospital [...]

Lyme Lessons for Pet Owners

Ticks are bloodthirsty parasites, and while ingesting blood, they can pass diseases, such as Lyme disease, to your pet. Our Town & Country Animal Hospital team believes in helping your pet live the longest, happiest life possible, and we share information about Lyme disease and steps you can take to safeguard your four-legged friend.  What [...]

Protect Your Pet’s Heart From Parasites

Virginians are accustomed to swatting mosquitoes when the weather is nice, but these pesky bugs can cause more than an itchy welt for your pet. Our Town & Country Animal Hospital team wants to protect your pet’s heart from parasites, and we offer information about heartworms and explain what you should do to protect your [...]

Feline Frazzled? Identifying Stress in Cats

Cats are especially sensitive to stress. Like people, cats who suffer from persistent stress are vulnerable harmful psychological and physical effects. Recognizing common stress triggers and clinical signs can help you safeguard your cat’s emotional and physical health. Read our Town and Country Animal Hospital team’s guide to feline stress to learn how to recognize [...]

Company Coming? Help Your Pet Avoid These Common Toxins

The next time you open your home to family and friends, close the door to a pet emergency. Ensure your pet cannot access guests’ items that could poison them. Ask your visitors to help prevent your pet from nosing into the room where they keep their suitcases, purses, and pockets that might hold pet-toxic medications, [...]

7 Benefits of Regular Wellness Screenings for Pets

Regular wellness screenings are a crucial part of your pet’s health care plan and can help improve your pet’s longevity and quality of life. Our Town and Country Animal Hospital team wants your pet to live their healthiest life, so we explain the benefits of regular wellness screenings for your four-legged friend. #1: Regular wellness [...]

What Should I Expect at My Pet’s Professional Dental Cleaning?

Professional veterinary dental cleanings should be part of your pet’s wellness plan. Most pets’ teeth should be evaluated and cleaned once a year, but some pets, such as small breeds, brachycephalic pets, and senior pets, who are at high risk for dental disease, should be seen more frequently. These procedures are a comprehensive assessment of [...]

Hot Tips to Protect Your Pet from the Cold

Winter’s chilly days are here. Whether your pet loves the cold and snow or refuses to step outside when the temperature drops below their liking, harsh weather poses major health risks for your furry friend. From chapped paws and flaking skin to frostbite and hypothermia, you must know how to protect your pet from the [...]

New Year’s Pet Resolutions Do’s and Don’ts

2023 is here, and what better time to set realistic goals that will enhance not only your life, but also your pet’s? New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for people—they should be commitments to small, healthy changes in the year ahead for you and your pet. Here are a few do’s and don’t for pet-friendly New [...]

Thyroid Disease in Dogs and Cats: Your Questions Answered

Thyroid disease is a frequently diagnosed problem in dogs and cats as they age and results in a myriad of clinical signs that affect the entire body. The thyroid is an endocrine gland that produces hormones that affect metabolism and regulate body functions. Normal body temperature, heart rate, weight, behavior, immune function, and organ health [...]

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