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Animal Pain Awareness

Recognizing the signs of pain in our animals is important for all pet owners. As a veterinarian, this is something I deal with every day. Pain control is a major part of many treatment protocols. Just like people, pets can experience pain, but unfortunately, they do...

National Pet Wellness Month: Health Screens

Prevention is the best medicine! The importance of annual wellness exams and health screens cannot be overstated. While there is a special spotlight on Pet Wellness in October, we focus on health screens year-round at Companion Animal Clinic. It is so much better to...

Understanding Parasite Preventions for Cats and Dogs

What are preventions for cats and dogs? Have you ever visited the vet and been asked if you need preventions for your cat or dog? If you’re not sure what this means, you are not alone. What we veterinarians define as preventions are your pet’s flea/tick prevention and...

Protect Yourself and Your Pet: Do You Know the ABCs of Lyme Disease?

With warmer weather upon us, people and pets alike are spending more time outdoors. While sunshine and fresh air can promote a healthier lifestyle, it is important that we protect our pets — and ourselves — against one of the fastest growing tick-borne diseases in our...

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Animal Pain Awareness

Recognizing the signs of pain in our animals is important for all pet owners. As a veterinarian, this is something I deal with every day. Pain control is a major part of many treatment protocols. Just like people, pets can experience pain, but unfortunately, they do...

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Is Your Pet Protected From Heartworm?

For those of you who know me, I’m originally from Florida — AKA Heartworm Central, thanks to the warm weather and abundance of mosquitoes. But we also see the disease quite often here in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. As of late March, I’ve already diagnosed...

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