Price Shopping- an article to consider….

An article that has been kindly reproduced with permission from it's author, Dr. Nancy Kay and via a wonderful veterinary-based blog called Pawcurious... something to think about and to consider when choosing your veterinarian. Price Shopping: To Be Avoided at All Costs I recently exchanged emails with a woman who was feeling frustrated while searching [...]

Ticks are Icky!

OMG!!! TICKS!!! After the winter that we’ve had, most of us were very excited to see that summer has finally arrived.  However, at least in the Richmond/Midlothian area, we seem to be having an exceptionally bad tick season.  It’s almost like the ticks that made it through the winter came out even stronger and with [...]

Your pet is eating WHAT???

How are the New Year’s Resolutions going? I expect many of us are not as diligent as we were earlier this year.  We are lucky to live in a community that does tend towards healthy eating and living, and many of us do try to watch what we eat and exercise and maintain a healthy [...]

Holiday Hazards

Let’s keep the holidays happy! It’s that time again! Somehow 2013 has flown by, and we are looking at Thanksgiving, Christmas and that beloved time of family gatherings, gift giving, travel and the all-important, consumption of ridiculous amounts of food.  But let’s not forget our furry, four-legged friends and what the holidays mean to them. [...]

Acupuncture- What’s the Point?

Acupuncture- What’s the Point? In this day and age, you probably have heard of Acupuncture.  It has become a main-stream modality of healing and health.  Many people pursue acupuncture for treatment of everything from chronic pain to fertility issues to stress management.  It is even covered by some health insurance carriers.   Did you know that [...]

Itchy, scratchy and icky…things that causes bumps in the night

You've seen them.  You've heard about them.  Perhaps this year, you are even suffering through them. FLEAS!  Fleas are the dreaded menace of many a pet owner.  For some reason, fleas cause more issues with our owners (and the comfort of their pets) than any other parasite combined.  Even though we talk about ticks and [...]

National Veterinary Technician Week October 15-20, 2012

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America will be celebrating National Vet Tech Week. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 As beloved four legged friends, pets are beloved members of our family, and often a top priority. The same should be for their healthcare. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc., (NAVTA) has proclaimed Oct. 14 [...]

The kindest, but often the most difficult, decision

Many people tell me that they would LOVE to be a veterinarian, except that they "could never" put a pet down.  They applaud the fact that I can, because the thought of such an act is incomprehensible to them.   They are right.  One would hope that the decision as to whether it is "time" is one [...]

October’s Trick or Treat!

I know, I know...we're going into the best time of the year (if you love to eat!)  Halloween is going to be here in a couple of weeks, then Thanksgiving and then holiday parties and then Christmas/Hanukkah.....and then January, when we all sit around and wonder how we spent three months eating, relatively non-stop! Well, [...]

Summer itchiness

Scratching, itchy dogs (and cats) are probably the number one issue we see here at Woodlake Animal Hospital.  Living in Richmond can be tough on all creatures who have allergies, and our pets are no exception....and yes, dogs and cats are allergic to the same things we are! So when you see you pet itching, [...]

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