Category: General Health

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8 Signs That Your Pet Needs to Lose Weight


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 »

6 Ways To Keep Your Cat Healthy


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 »

Beware of These Winter Pet Poisons

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Your pet will be happiest indoors this winter, where it’s warm and comfortable. But there are still a few potential pet toxins to watch out for in and around your home! Allow your Virginia Beach, VA veterinarian to tell you about some of the most common wintertime pet poisons and how you can help your … Read More »

Kitty Obesity


Is your feline pal starting to look a bit plump? Do the walls shake when she jumps off the couch? If so, Fluffy may be among the over 50 percent of adult kitties that are, well, not just fluffy. A Chesapeake, VA vet discusses kitty obesity below. Kitty Lifestyle As you’ve probably noticed, cats are … Read More »

Doggy Dental Care Tips


Does your canine buddy sometimes give you puppy smooches? Dogs have some pretty adorable ways of showing affection! However, Fido’s affectionate kisses won’t be very enjoyable if his breath could wilt plants. Actually, if your pet has bad breath, he may need his choppers checked. This is actually a common sign of dental issues in … Read More »

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