Q: Why won’t my veterinarian dispense more antibiotics without examining my cat? She has the same skin infection that she had in the spring and the medication worked then. I would rather try the medication first before spending the time or money for a repeat visit.

Q:  Why won’t my veterinarian dispense more antibiotics without examining my cat?  She has the same skin infection that she had in the spring and the medication worked then.  I would rather try the medication first before spending the time or money for a repeat visit....

New drug dispensing regulations July 2018

Beginning July 1, new drug dispensing regulations will take effect in Virginia. These regulations may affect the way pet owners obtain certain medications, including opioid pain control medications, gabapentin, certain anti-seizure medications, and other “covered...

Q: Are all distemper vaccines the same?

A: This question came up during a discussion with a client about different costs she found when researching different sources of vaccinations. How can a vaccine clinic at a big box pet supply store provide a vaccine for $15 when the veterinarian may charge twice as...

Q: Is it safe for my dog to swim in our backyard pool?

A: Swimming is great exercise for dogs (and people). If your dog enjoys swimming, and you do not mind sharing your pool, there is no reason to keep him out. There are a few precautions you should take to protect his health and yours. First, be sure there is a stair...