4 Ways to Keep Ticks and Fleas From Feasting on Your Pet

Fleas and ticks are common external parasites that plague pets and their owners, and they can cause a host of serious health issues. Follow our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Richmond team’s tips to keep your four-legged friend healthy and safe from the flea and tick infestations.  #1: Administer year-round flea and tick prevention to your [...]

What’s Up, Pup? Understanding Canine Body Language

As dog lovers and devoted owners, we like to think we know our canine companions. But, can we possibly fully understand a different species? Probably not, but understanding canine body language can help us decode their most common communications and become better guardians of their mental and physical health. Check out this nose-to-tail translation guide [...]

Protect Your Pet from Pet P.O.I.S.O.N.

Pets are curious creatures and often explore the world with their mouths. Unfortunately, this can lead to some dangerous situations if your pet ingests a toxic food or product. March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month, and our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Richmond team is sharing the information you need to know to protect your [...]

Brush Up! Pet Toothbrushing Do’s and Don’ts

You don’t have to brush all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep! This gentle reminder is equally true for pets. In today’s high-tech world, no dental care strategy is as effective or economical as good old-fashioned manual toothbrushing. Unfortunately, pets can’t understand dental care or appreciate that your diligent efforts can help [...]

How to Encourage Your Cat to Drink More Water

Hydration is vital to cats’ health, but our feline friends often don’t drink as much water as they should. Our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Richmond team takes a look at why your cat might not be drinking enough water, and how you can encourage them to drink more.  How much water does my cat need? [...]

Steps for Success When Adopting a New Pet

So you want to adopt a pet? Congratulations! Bringing home a new four-legged family member is absolutely exciting. Whether you are adopting your first pet or adding to your furry family, you have much to consider and prepare for to ensure the process goes smoothly, and the transition is positive for you and your new [...]

Myths and Facts About Pet Dental Health

Similar to people, pets can develop dental plaque and tartar buildup that lead to gingivitis and progress to serious damage and tooth loss. Without preventive care or professional dental treatment, bacteria build up, and erode the bones and tissues supporting the teeth. This condition is painful, and can diminish your pet’s quality of life. Our [...]

5 Tips for Raising a Confident and Happy Puppy

Who can resist a puppy’s wide-eyed curiosity? Behind those big puppy peepers is a developing mind that needs your careful guidance, understanding, and patience to become a happy, healthy, and confident companion. Start off the relationship with your new furry pal on the right paw by following our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Richmond team’s five [...]

A Wrinkle in Health—Brachycephalic Pets

Brachycephalic (i.e., flat-faced) dogs and cats are seemingly everywhere—their irresistible wrinkles, tiny noses, round eyes, and charming personalities have won millions of animal-loving hearts. Unfortunately, these unique features come with a cost, and many brachycephalic pets experience serious respiratory, eye, skin, and reproductive issues that impact their quality of life. However, with attentive care, responsible [...]

Pet Heat Safety 101

Pets are not as efficient at dissipating heat as humans, making them susceptible to heatstroke—a condition that can have life-threatening consequences. Our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Richmond team provides valuable heatstroke information, and explains how to protect your four-legged friend during Nederland’s hot, humid days. Pet heatstroke Your many sweat glands produce moisture, which evaporates [...]

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