Archive Month: December 2019

Holiday Cheer from Lexington Animal Hospital

Happy Holidays! I hope your animals were better behaved than mine in 2019. My two cats destroyed our Gingerbread House on Christmas Eve, much to the disappointment of my kids. Luckily, the chocolate decorations were not toxic to the cats. And, gratefully, the cats didn’t knock any pieces down to my two dogs who wereRead More

Cold Weather Tips

With temperatures dropping, it’s important to remember that cold, wet, winter weather can be just as harsh on our pets as the hot, summer sun. If it’s uncomfortable for you to be outside for an extended period, it’s also uncomfortable for your pet. Here are some tips to help keep your pets healthy in the winterRead More

Tick Risks in Rockbridge County

Lexington Animal Hospital has seen a big spike in dogs with lyme disease and another tick-borne disease called Ehrlichia in the last 30 days. Deer ticks, which carry the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease, are entering their most active season. These ticks are most active between the colder, wetter months of October through February. TheRead More

Dog Days of Summer

Summer vacation is coming to its end for Rockbridge County, but the sweltering heat and humidity will stick around long into August and September. During these muggy days, it’s best to exercise your dogs early in the morning and late in the evening. Unlike people, dogs do not sweat (much) and primarily release heat throughRead More