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The painful process of losing a beloved animal

Coping with grief over loss of pets, horses, cows When Ann Maclean’s dog Seamus, a rescued black Labrador retriever, began to decline, she spoke with her veterinarian about the decision to say goodbye to the family’s cherished pet. The Flint Hill resident scheduled a...

Recommendations for Whelping Bitches

Recommendations for Whelping Bitches Kimberly S. Cole, DVM Gestation time: 64 days. Most dogs whelp at 56-66 days after the first breeding. Nutrition: We recommend that bitches in whelp be fed a commercial brand dog food for the first half of the pregnancy. About...

Common Ticks of Virginia

Common Ticks of Virginia  American Dog Tick  The American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabillis, is about 5mm long with short stout mouthparts.  It is dark brown with light wavy lines or reticulations on its back.  It is found mostly in the western sections of Virginia...

Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD’s)

 Article provided by the Virginia Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services  January 1, 2017 will significantly change the way medically important antibiotics are used in animal agriculture. In 1996, the FDA issued A Guidance for Industry (GFI) document #209...