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    Now Serving Crozet!

    Now Serving Crozet!

    Old Dominion Animal Hospital is now serving patients in Crozet! We have merged with our sister hospital, Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Crozet, which has been serving our local community since 1982. Dr. Allison Kramer,... Learn More
    Fall Lawn Care

    Fall Lawn Care

    With a few weeks left before winter begins to settle in, many gardeners are taking final passes at their lawns and gardens. No reason the yard shouldn't shine right up until the first snowfall, right?... Learn More
    Fall Allergies

    Fall Allergies

    Autumn brings many delights: colorful leaves, pumpkin-spiced everything, a reprieve from the heat of summer. For pets with allergies, however, a change in season can also mean the onset of uncomfortable itching and skin infections.... Learn More
    Wild Mushroom Dangers

    Wild Mushroom Dangers

    If your dog eats a mushroom bought at the grocery store, there is little risk of poisoning. Most mushrooms that are safe for people are also safe for pets. Wild mushrooms, unfortunately, may be deadly.... Learn More
    Is Your Pet Bored?

    Is Your Pet Bored?

    We don’t know if cats and dogs truly perceive boredom in the same way that humans do. Instead, when talking about pets, I like to use the phrase “insufficient mental stimulation.” Have you ever seen... Learn More
    Indoor Bliss

    Indoor Bliss

    There is a long-held misconception that cats need to be able to roam outdoors to be happy, but we think most modern felines would disagree. All the kitty luxuries available today make the great outdoors... Learn More
    Avoid Canine Heatstroke

    Avoid Canine Heatstroke

    Many dogs love summer as much as we do, but high temperatures can present a problem for our canine friends. We talked with Dr. Debbie Mandell, staff veterinarian and adjunct associate professor at the University... Learn More
    Cat Action Team

    Cat Action Team

    We work with the Cat Action Team (CAT) to help control our feline population in a safe, humane way. Every cat has the right to a life that is pain-free and that includes sufficient food,... Learn More
    4th of July Survival Guide

    4th of July Survival Guide

    We are a few days away from Fourth of July celebrations, and while most Americans love this holiday, the fireworks, hot weather and array of foods associated with it are not always so good for... Learn More
    Fireworks & Felines

    Fireworks & Felines

    What do fireworks and summer rain have in common? Noises, which often frighten animals. The Humane Society Naples recommends the following tips to help deal with cats and fireworks, or cats and thunder. 1. “Accustom your... Learn More
    Pet Food Bank

    Pet Food Bank

    Old Dominion Animal Hospital in conjunction with The Companion Animal Fund has received a tremendous amount of pet food for The PET FOOD BANK. The PET FOOD BANK would like to offer pet food and... Learn More
    C’ville’s Best Trails

    C’ville’s Best Trails

    Charlottesville is a delightfully dog-friendly city, with lots of wonderful resources including great trails and dog parks everywhere you look! If you and your pup are looking for a way to add variety to the... Learn More
    Spring into Hiking

    Spring into Hiking

    Cinder the blog dog here! If you're like me, you are tired of winter and the boring road walks that pass for recreation this time of year. Never fear, friends! The bipeds keep talking about... Learn More
    Prepare & Protect

    Prepare & Protect

    There is a lot of information to keep track of in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. There is good news for pet owners: there is no evidence that pets can catch or spread the... Learn More
    Office Paw-litics

    Office Paw-litics

    Modern technology has made it possible for many of us to continue working or taking classes even though we need to respect the current stay-at-home ordinances. While it's great that these technologies allow us to... Learn More
    COVID-19 Updates

    COVID-19 Updates

    We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate these uncertain times. The safety of our clients, community, and staff is the most important thing to us! 1- We... Learn More
    Delightful Distance

    Delightful Distance

    There is a silver lining to every cloud, and we'll admit it - social distancing is an excuse to do what we enjoy most: spend time with our favorite furry people! We may not be... Learn More
    Howl-n-Growl Pub Prowl

    Howl-n-Growl Pub Prowl

    The 2020 Howl & Growl has been cancelled. The Companion Animal Fund regretfully has cancelled this event on Saturday, March 14, 2020 for the 10th annual Howl & Growl Pub Prowl in order to help... Learn More
    Basket of Fun

    Basket of Fun

    Easter is coming, and lots of us pet parents know how much fun it is to give your dog or cat an Easter basket! Learning how to put together the perfect gift basket for a... Learn More
    Canine Conversation

    Canine Conversation

    Your dog really can talk to you, but in general, he does it with his body language. Dogs use a variety of unique methods for communicating emotions and telling us what they intend. In some... Learn More
    New Cat Checklist

    New Cat Checklist

    Are you ready to bring a new cat into your heart and home? Welcoming a cat requires some simple preparation. Here are my tips for creating a cat-safe, cat-friendly home for your feline. Helping to... Learn More
    Sweater Sense

    Sweater Sense

    Many people believe that their dog can't get frostbite, or that it's silly for dogs to wear sweaters. When the temperature falls below 32 degrees, humans and dogs are at risk for frostbite. Just like... Learn More
    Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

    Do you and your dog love the snow? This year, plan a winter getaway that lets both of you enjoy an escape to a winter wonderland! These are a few of our favorite resorts to... Learn More
    Pet Friendly Paradise

    Pet Friendly Paradise

    If the winter woes are making you and your dog miserable, take a look at one of the many warm weather destinations that will welcome you both and recharge your batteries! These are a few... Learn More
    Rabies Outbreak in Fluvanna

    Rabies Outbreak in Fluvanna

    A Fluvanna dog was confirmed rabid and exposed at least 12 people, who are now undergoing treatment. A sad reminder to check your pet’s vaccine status. Learn More
    Rover’s Resolutions

    Rover’s Resolutions

    It may be hard to believe, but once again the time has come to make our New Year's resolutions. And since many of the promises we make ourselves might eventually fizzle out, we recommend trying... Learn More
    Cat-tastic Resolutions

    Cat-tastic Resolutions

    If you're like us, you're probably making a list of all the New Year's resolutions you want to commit to in 2020. But don't make your list just about you. How about throwing in some... Learn More
    Doggone Good Cookies

    Doggone Good Cookies

    Let’s face it – the best part of the season is making, sharing and EATING cookies! Christmas cookies make great gifts, and they can be a fun project for the whole family. You can share... Learn More
    Christmas Crazy Cats

    Christmas Crazy Cats

    Cats are inquisitive and curious by nature. As natural prey animals and predators, their instincts drive them to know everything and everyone in their territory. They explore and test everything that is new to them.... Learn More
    Howl-iday Film Favorites

    Howl-iday Film Favorites

    The holidays are here and let's face it - sometimes the best part of the season is the time you get to sit back and relax with your dog and watch a good Christmas movie.... Learn More
    Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    ‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if... Learn More
    Finicky Feline

    Finicky Feline

    Many of us have had a cat who decided “I’m not gonna eat that!” It may be a new kind of food, it may be that the brand you have always fed has changed, or... Learn More
    Scoot Scoot

    Scoot Scoot

    We've all been there - you’re sitting with friends or relatives in your living room when your dog starts scooting her bottom across the floor in front of everyone. Before you cringe and shoo her... Learn More
    Highland Rustic Trails Dog Day

    Highland Rustic Trails Dog Day

    Bring your four legged friends to the Highland Rustic Trails at James Monroe's Highlands on Sunday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to dusk for a day of fun on the trails! Learn more on the... Learn More
    Holiday Photos at Animal Connection

    Holiday Photos at Animal Connection

    On Saturday Nov 23 at Animal Connection, get your holiday pet photos by Petography for the best Christmas Card ever! You can also start your howl-iday shopping and preview toys and treats at special pricing... Learn More
    Santa Paws Photos & Holiday Bazaar

    Santa Paws Photos & Holiday Bazaar

    Visit Castle Hill Cider on December 7 with the ENTIRE family for this Event with FREE admission! Bring the kids and your pets to sit on Santa’s lap and get the perfect photo for your... Learn More
    Howl-oween Costumes

    Howl-oween Costumes

    Some pets enjoy dressing up just as much as we humans do! Many dogs enjoy the attention they get while wearing a costume, and will eagerly stand to be dressed for Halloween, knowing they will... Learn More
    Furry Halloween Fun

    Furry Halloween Fun

    Although you may want to include your pet tin the festivities, remember that chocolate and sweets are not healthy for your cats and dogs. Their digestive systems are not adapted for sweets, and chocolate contains... Learn More
    Safely Social

    Safely Social

    Social media has become a big part of how we communicate. For pet owners, the platform can be both very useful and enjoyable while being simultaneously fraught with peril. Whether you have just joined social... Learn More
    Critter Lift & Rummage Extravaganza

    Critter Lift & Rummage Extravaganza

    The SPCA Rummage Store will be hosting a fun donation drive to encourage people to donate to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Visit them on Saturday, October 12, from 10 am to 6 pm for their First... Learn More
    Emergency Ready

    Emergency Ready

    Late summer and fall in Virginia can often bring severe weather and even hurricanes. You may have to evacuate your home if a storm hits our region, and the last thing you want to do... Learn More

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