Your Pet’s Physical Exam: What is Your Veterinarian Really Doing, and Why is It So Important?

By |2019-02-25T18:04:32+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

You know that veterinary visits are important. Vaccines protect against deadly infectious diseases, and blood work tests organ function. But, is it really important to bring your pet in for an examination if they’re not due for those things? Does your senior pet really need a checkup every 6 months? Here’s what your veterinarian is [...]

Basic Pet Training

By |2019-01-24T01:43:08+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Adding a new pet to your family is an exciting experience. Once your new friend becomes familiar with their surroundings, it’s time to start training in the basics of good behavior. The sooner you begin training the better—puppies and kittens as young as eight weeks old can start picking up basic commands. Before you begin, [...]

Pet Planning for the New Year: 5 Resolutions for Pet Owners

By |2019-01-09T02:07:26+00:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How many gym memberships have been wasted over the years thanks to unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions? Don’t worry: This year can be different. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resolutions pet owners should have no trouble sticking to in 2019. Create a (fun) exercise routine. Not all dog walks are created equal. Occasionally, you [...]

What You Need to Know About Knee Surgeries in Dogs

By |2018-12-05T18:32:15+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Orthopedic injuries are at the top of the list for the most common ailments in dogs. Luxating patellas, or kneecaps, can go hand-in-hand with torn cranial cruciate ligaments, which are similar to a human athlete’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Fortunately for our patients, the queen of knees has joined the staff here at Williamsburg Veterinary [...]

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