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Oh the places I could go and see if only my owners would take me!! Exercising your pets is an important part of their physical and emotional health. There are a vast array of toys for dogs and cats to help keep them active and engaged. For our dog owners, It’s time to think outside the box, or outside the neighborhood. There are some wonderful parks around Hampton Roads that your […]

4 Holiday Hazards

As we approach the spring holidays, we at Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital want  our owners to be aware of some hazards that can affect their pets. Chocolate– There is a wide variety of chocolate and cocoa products to which pets may be exposed including candy, brownies and  cocoa bean mulches. We see an increased occurrence around […]


LET’S START WITH THE DAMAGE FLEAS CAN DO: -Flea bite dermatitis -Flea anemia -Feline infectious anemia -Cat scratch fever -Tapeworm infections   MYTHS ABOUT FLEAS: -My pet lives indoors, therefore he/she won’t get fleas -I don’t have any flea bites on me -We don’t have any carpet, only hardwood floors -I haven’t seen any fleas on […]

Allergies Abound

The most common types of allergies in dogs and cats are inhalant allergies, flea allergies, and food allergies. The majority of allergies occur between the ages of 1-4 years of age. Symptoms may include feet licking/chewing, facial scratching, scratching around lower back and tail areas, recurrent ear infections, scabs or sores around the head and […]