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Dog Photos with Santa December 5-7, Olde Towne School for Dogs, Benefits the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the animals of the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. December 6,  9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park 13000 Minnieville Road. December 13, 10:00-2:00 PM, Dog Ease Inn Photos ...

The Cost of Convenience


There are so many conveniences in today’s modern world that we often forget that convenience sometimes comes at a hefty price.  The modern world has taken a toll on animals in their environment as well as in our homes.  We believe that our pets are ...

Keep Fido Fit, Not Fat

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An estimated 45% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, putting them at risk for serious health problems, including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, and a shorter life expectancy. How to Spot a ...

The Importance of Blood transfusions in Veterinary Medicine

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Anemia is a common, and sometimes life-threatening, problem in veterinary medicine. There are varying degrees of anemia and the severity of the anemia indicates a potential need for a blood transfusion. Aside from anemia, there are other disease processes that require transfusions of different types ...

Scary places, people and things!


Many owners struggle with living with a fearful dog.  It can be incredibly challenging when your dog is afraid of some of the inevitabilities of life – the vet, groomers, loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms, or various people or dogs.  Fearful dogs can ...

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