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Helping Your Pet Trim Down

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Is your pet overweight or obese? Do you have a furry little (or not so little) butterball on your hands? We know, chubby pets are cute, but they face some very serious health risks. Read on for some tips from a Virginia Beach, VA vet on helping your four-legged buddy lose weight. Consult Your Vet … Read More »

Important Information on COVID-19 and Barker Animal Hospital

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We wanted to take the time to update all our wonderful clients about some important changes here at Barker Animal Hospital. Effective immediately we are moving to Curbside Concierge or TeleVet appointments ONLY. Temporarily, our lobby will be closed to customers and guests. We want to protect both the health of our staff and our … Read More »

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Fido’s Fitness Routine

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Does your dog love to run and play? Or is Fido more of a couch potato, who only runs when he hears a food wrapper crinkling? No matter which group your pet falls into, it’s important for him to stay active. Otherwise, your canine pal may become obese, which will put him at increased risk … Read More »

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8 Signs That Your Pet Needs to Lose Weight

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Here at Barker Animal Hospital, we’ve noticed that a lot of our furry patients have a big problem: obesity. In fact, well over half of domestic kitties are obese or overweight. However, in some cases, it can be difficult to tell if Fluffy is chubby or, well, just fluffy. Some of our feline friends are … Read More »

Love Your Pet Day

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Did you know that February 20th is Love Your Pet Day? Of course, pets should feel loved every day. Our animal companions offer us unconditional friendship, devotion, and loyalty, not to mention live entertainment and cuddle therapy. This is a great reminder to pamper your pet a bit! Read on as a local Virginia Beach, … Read More »

6 Ways To Keep Your Cat Healthy

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February is National Cat Health Month! While kitties are known for being fairly self-sufficient, they do need good care to stay happy and healthy. Read on for some great tips from a Chesapeake, VA vet on keeping your cat healthy. Good Food Proper nutrition will go a long way towards keeping your feline buddy in … Read More »

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