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FAQ About Pets and Coronavirus

April 30, 2020

FAQ About Pets and Coronavirus One thing that we’ve all had to adjust to during the COVID-19 pandemic is how quickly the virus is spreading and how much it has changed our lives. News about it is everywhere, but often leads to more questions than answers. Many people are still unsure about what this pandemic means for pets. Here, a local veterinarian answers some common questions from pet owners. Does Coronavirus Affect Animals? The word … Read More »

Quarantining With Fido

April 28, 2020

Quarantining With Fido We’re living through an unprecedented time, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads out over the world. Man’s Best Friend can be a great source of comfort in these scary times. Read on as a local veterinarian offers some tips on quarantining with Fido. Exercise Even if you’ve been ordered to self-isolate, you can—and should—still walk your dog. The fresh air, sunlight, and exercise is good for both you and your furry friend, and … Read More »

Mite Infestations in Snakes

April 01, 2020

One great thing about snakes is the fact that they are fairly low maintenance pets. They don’t even need to eat every day! However, it is very important to keep their habitats clean. A dirty tank or terrarium can harbor all sorts of dangerous germs. It’s also often a prime spot for mites. In this article, a Covington, GA vet discusses mite infestations on snakes. Basics Mites are basically to snakes what fleas are to … 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 »

Can My Pets Be Allergic to Each Other?

February 01, 2020

As you probably know, your dog or cat can be allergic to many things. Dust, dirt, fleas, mold, pollen, ingredients in their food, certain materials like rubber or plastic… the list goes on and on. But can dogs and cats themselves can be allergic to each other? And if they are, what do you do about it? Can Dogs and Cats Be Allergic to Each Other? Yes, dogs and cats can be allergic to each … Read More »

Caring for an Older Reptile

January 01, 2020

Part of being a good pet parent is taking care of your animal companion during their golden years. This applies to reptiles just as much as any other animal! A Covington, GA vet discusses caring for an aging reptile below. Research Life Span Expected life spans vary wildly with reptiles. Some, such as lacertid lizards, only live about a year, and can become seniors as early as 9 months! Others, like green anoles, rarely live … Read More »

Does Your Child Want A Reptile?

December 01, 2019

Has your little one been asking for a pet reptile? Our scaled pals can be absolutely captivating. However, there are some definite pros and cons to getting your youngster a tiny dinosaur. A Covington, GA vet discusses choosing a reptile for a child below. Pros Reptiles do have some great characteristics. They’re beautiful, quiet, and don’t need any training. A snake or lizard won’t bark all night, chew your shoes, or scratch up your sofa. … Read More »

Taking Your Bird to the Vet

November 01, 2019

Just like any other pet, birds need regular veterinary care to thrive. Polly will need regular examinations, so her health can be closely monitored. She may also need to come in for wing or beak trims, as well as if she is ever ill. Read on for some tips from a Covington, GA vet on taking your feathered friend to her doctor. The Ride If possible, bring your winged friend in her cage. Don’t clean … Read More »

Kittenproofing Tips

October 01, 2019

Have you decided to adopt a kitten? Our feline pals are absolutely adorable, especially when they are young. However, your cute little ball of fur is going to keep you on your toes over the next few months. Getting a kitten is pretty much like getting a tiny, furry toddler with claws! A Covington, GA vet offers some tips on making your home safe for little Fluffy in this article. Small/Sharp Objects Anything small and/or … Read More »

Cleaning Your Snake’s Cage

September 01, 2019

Snakes are fascinating and beautiful pets. One great thing about them is that they don’t need a whole lot of care. They don’t eat very often, so your only daily tasks will be spot cleaning and offering fresh water. However, you will need to keep your scaled buddy’s cage clean. A local Covington, GA vet offers some tips on cleaning your snake’s cage in this article. Supplies Before getting started, gather everything you need in … Read More »

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