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Holiday Pet Safety Tips in Newport News

As 2015 comes to a close, and you do your last-minute party planning and decorating, don’t forget about your pet. The holiday season can bring with it a few hazards to your four-legged friend if you’re not careful. Colony Animal … Continue reading

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Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes in pets is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. After a dog eats, his digestive system breaks food into various components, including glucose—which is carried into his cells … Continue reading

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6 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Trick or treat! It’s that time of year again! Halloween can be a fun holiday for people, but it can be a dangerous one for pets if their owners aren’t aware of the potential threats. As always, Colony Animal Hospital … Continue reading

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Zoonotic Diseases

In 64 million American household’s pets are a source of joy and perhaps even the key to longer, healthier lives. However, pet-owning households with young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems need to be aware that their … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Your Pet

Just as with any natural disaster, a hurricane can be a terrifying ordeal, especially if you’re not prepared for it. The mere anticipation of an approaching storm can be enough to cause anxiety, but this doesn’t have to be the … Continue reading

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Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet’s Microchip

Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found? It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as important to make … Continue reading

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Household Pet Toxicities

4 Common Household Pet Toxicities Your home should be the place where your pet is the safest, but as a pet owner, you may have to take a few extra measures to keep it safe. There are many household items, … Continue reading

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This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do … Continue reading

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