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

Safety Tips for 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family. However, the loud cracks and pops from the fireworks can be terrifying for many pets. Each year, animal shelters take in more animals on July 5th than any other day of the year. Unfortunately, many animals will get spooked and runRead More

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. In 2018, 1 in 5 dogs tested positive for Lyme in Rockbridge County. Lyme is spread through Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) that are most active October through February. To help screen for lyme disease in your pet, we are offering 10% off the SNAP 4dx test, which screens forRead More