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Why Portion Control is Important for Pets

April 2018

Who loves their pets as much as we do? At Animal Clinic of Verona we are here to help you take care of your pet in the best way possible which is why we would like to take the time to talk about PET OBESITY.

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BBQing With Your Pet

September 2017

We all look forward to summertime. The sun, the warmth, the beaches, and the bbqs, and we like enjoying these things with our pets. Our pets are especially fond of the BBQs, but these can be dangerous to our furry companions.

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What To Do If You See A Pet In A Hot Car

September 2017

We’ve heard the stories on the news of pets perishing in hot cars they were left in by their owners. Even on a day when it’s 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car, with all the windows closed can hit 90 degrees in just 10 minutes. On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 116 degrees in the same amount of time. Even with the windows rolled down, the glass and other materials of your car grab heat, making it much hotter than it is outside.

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Toxic Plants

August 2017

Summer is in the air! Along with the cleaning and the nicer weather usually comes talk of gardens and planting. However, before you start planting be aware of your furry friends’ potential interest in plants as well. Sometimes our animals like things that aren’t good for them. We’ve made a list of some plants that are beautiful and safe for your pet to be around. Be aware that toxicities in the plants vary between cats and dogs. Also, be aware of insecticides and chemicals that can be harmful as well.

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Dog Around Town

June 2017

Now that Spring is here we all want to be outside. What’s a better way to spend a warm Summer weekend than wandering around our fair city? Getting to bring your pup on the journey too! Here is a list of pet friendly businesses in the Staunton area that would love to see you and your pet and local hangouts to spend some time at.

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The Facts About Fleas and Ticks

May 2017

Fleas and ticks are a major concern in the warmer months. If you have a pet, they are going to be exposed. Whether it be you walking through your own yard and into the house, or if you have an indoor/outdoor pet who encounters the pests themselves.

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The Importance of Spaying and Neutering your pets

April 2017

Spaying and Neutering can help control the overpopulation of cats and dogs. Through this practice we are able to help animals in more ways than one! Read about the benefits of spaying and neutering your pets.

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Why Your Pet Should Have a Rabies Vaccination

April 2017

The virus that causes rabies is transmitted through the saliva of infected animals. All mammals are believed to be susceptible to the disease. Usually, it is transmitted from animal to animal through bites. The incubation period varies widely; in domestic animals, it is usually 3-12 weeks but can range from several days to months, rarely exceeding 6 months. Rabies in animals almost always end in the death of the animal.

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Frostbite

January 2017

Old man winter is getting ready to knock on our doors bringing chilling cold, flurries of snow, and potential frostbite to our furry children. Frostbite is not only painful, but potentially fatal. Below are some tips to keep your snow bunnies safe and happy this winter season.

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Christmas And Your Pet

January 2017

The holiday season is upon us! And so are a lot of things that aren’t great for your furry family member. Avoid these things and keep the festivities fun and safe for everyone in your home this holiday season.

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Pets and Dental Hygiene

January 2017

There’s one thing we can all agree on: you need to see a dentist! So does your pet! Taking care of your pets teeth is as important as taking care of our own. Read below on recommendations to help with gum disease, bad breath, and how to keep your furry companion happy with cavity free smile.

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New Year's Pet Safety Tips

December 2016

We are getting ready to wrap up this year and celebrate the start of a new one! While the festivities are exciting for people our pets can suffer from noise anxiety, get lost and more. Follow these safety tips to keep your pet safe and sound!

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Hunting Season Safety Tips

November 2016

With hunting season around the corner we want to go over how to keep your pet's (hunting and non) safe for the upcoming season. Even though hunting dogs are the most risk our pets should also adhere to these safety precautions!

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

November 2016

We all love our furry, four-legged companions. They’re family, and Thanksgiving is about celebrating with family. Be aware that our furry friends can’t eat the same meal that we do for Thanksgiving. Some foods from our celebratory meals can be harmful to your pet.

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Signs of a Flea Infestation

October 2016

Our furry friends are great to snuggle with. They are warm, cuddly and a safe haven for pests like FLEAS! Fleas love our pets warm bodies! It is the perfect habitat for fleas to multiply! Fleas are not picky pests either! They will lay eggs in rugs, couches, blankets and more. They also will bite ANYONE and that includes you! Caring for our pets includes caring for our homes. Here are the signs your house is infested with FLEAS!

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

October 2016

Halloween is a fun time of year for the whole family! From treats, to costumes, parties and more it is a time where the ghoulish and the grand come out to play. But that doesn’t mean your pet should celebrate the same way you do. Our pets are our family which means we need to keep them safe! Here are a list of safety tips for your family pet.

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Pets and Picnics, Holidays and Special Events

October 2016

When you share your home with your pet there is something you need to be aware of: pets get into EVERYTHING! From chocolate to decorations and much more. Keeping your pets safe is an important aspect of pet ownership. Here are some ways to keep your furry friends safe during the holidays, picnics, parties and more.

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Pets and Nausea

October 2016

We love our furry friends and don’t want to see them in pain or uncomfortable but many pets experience nausea! Motion sickness is a common problem among cats and dogs. Luckily, there are several ways that you as a pet owner can combat the symptoms and make your pets ride a joyous one. Here is what you can do:

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Heat Exhaustion in Dogs: Prevention is Key

August, 2016

The summer months can be brutal for DOGS! Many succumb to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and death! Think about it...your pet walks around in a fur coat all the time! On top of that dogs can’t sweat! Their only way to try and cope with the heat is to pant. So let’s dive into the specifics: who is at risk, what are the signs, and how you can PREVENT heat exhaustion from happening.

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How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Shelter for your Dog

August, 2016

If your pet spends any length of time outside it is important that they have an Outdoor setup that provides them with the essentials. This includes shade, shelter, and water. We will give you the guidelines you need to keep your pet safe when they are outside.

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The Animal Clinic of Verona is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley!

We are conveniently located near the following localities:

Staunton, Augusta County, Verona, Fishersville, Penn Laird, McGayhesville, Waynesboro, Weyers Cave, Shenandoah Valley, Highland County, Harrisonburg, Churchville, Stuarts Draft, Grottoes, Port Republic, Harriston, New Hope, and Crimora!

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