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Pet Anxiety and Noise Aversion FAQs

Most of us welcome the sounds of summer—fireworks booming, barbecue grills sizzling, boat motors humming, children whooping and laughing—but an anxious or fearful pet may not feel the same. They may react extremely irrationally, and if their anxiety is left untreated, the condition may lead to behavioral and psychological issues. Your pet can experience any [...]

5 Hot Tips to Keep Pets Safe During Summer’s Heat

Ah, summer—the perfect time to enjoy exploring the great outdoors while making Instagram-worthy memories with your pet on a long hike, a camping trip, or at a pet-friendly restaurant or brewery. Wherever your outdoor summer adventure takes you and your pet, help them keep their cool by following Columbia Pike Animal Hospital team’s summer heat [...]

Raise the Woof and Celebrate National Dog Day

As if you needed another excuse to spoil your dog—mark your calendar for August 26. This summer day truly is one for the dogs—it’s National Dog Day! While our Columbia Pike Animal Hospital team celebrates—and spoils—canine patients every day, we go the extra paw on National Dog Day. Here’s a little more backstory on this [...]

Animal Rights or Animal Welfare—What’s the Difference?

Animal Rights Awareness Week is recognized annually during the third week in June. The weeklong campaign was originally developed by In Defense of Animals, an animal welfare organization dedicated to protecting the lives, habitat, and wellbeing of animals worldwide. Unfortunately, the animal rights initiative is often confused with animal welfare. While these two causes sound [...]

Virginia Veterinarian to Help Animals in Ukrainian Refugee Camps

For now, she says her biggest worry is that once she gets there, she may not be able to "save as many as I'd like.” A local veterinarian gathers supplies to head to refugee camps in Ukraine to help animals impacted or left behind. News4’s Solangi Sosa reports. Through the chaos and the war in [...]

What Pet Owners Should Know About World Veterinary Day

Created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association (WVA), World Veterinary Day falls on the last Saturday in April, which is April 30 this year. This day has been set aside to honor the hard-working individuals who devote their lives to saving animals and protecting the public from dangerous diseases. Our team at Columbia Pike [...]

5 Ways to Appreciate Your Pet

Most pet owners view their pets as a family member, and studies have shown that pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, resting heart rates, and heart disease risk than people who don’t own pets. In addition, pets have been shown to improve people’s mental health. Since pets provide so many benefits, our team [...]

7 Reasons Pet Owners Should Appreciate Animal Control Officers

Animal control officers are hardworking employees who are often undervalued. Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week is April 10 through 16, and this is a great time to show your appreciation to these dedicated individuals. Our team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital wants to explain why you should be grateful for the service of animal [...]

FAQs About Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Millions of pets are euthanized every year at shelters across the country, because homes can’t be found for every pet. Spaying and neutering your pet can help prevent this problem by ensuring your pet does not produce offspring and add to the overpopulation. Our team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital wants to answer some frequently [...]

5 Reasons Your Pet Should Be Vaccinated

Vaccinating your pet is an easy way to protect them from many life-threatening diseases. While no vaccine is 100% effective, and a small number of pets react to vaccinations, the benefits of vaccinating your pet far outweigh the risks. Our team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital wants to explain reasons why your pet should be [...]

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