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UPDATE: WE are happy to report this pet has been returned to its owner.

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According to the owner, someone entered the home in the Azalea Garden Road / Norview area, on Tuesday, August 23rd and walked out with this Yorkie dog, “Chico.”

The stolen dog, which has been reported to Norfolk Police, is a neutered male (bearing a green neuter tattoo on its abdomen), nearly 4 years old, weighing 6 lbs.

The owner reports that the dog has a “bad haircut” with 4 bald patches on his body.

If you know of someone who has recently acquired a Yorkie dog matching this description, be aware that this person may be in possession of a stolen pet.

The person who took “Chico” was likely watching the house when it happened, as the owner had just taken the dog out for a walk moments before.

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Friday, August 26: Art Show and Raffle to Benefit CHKD

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Dr. Miele’s eldest daughter, Alexandra Whiteside, will be exhibiting a large collection of her artwork, alongside that of her husband, James Whiteside — and you can win a piece of art for your home.

The art opening, silent auction, and raffle will be held at COBALT in Hampton, for the benefit of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, on Friday, August 26th from 6 – 9 PM. Please join us for this special reception!

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Zoo Grooves returns to the Virginia Zoo this weekend with a performance by local music act, The Deloreans.

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Saturday, August 27: Ready to Groove?
Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo for one last time this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs, enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Performances begin at 6 pm featuring The Deloreans 80’s Band.

Free admission for Zoo members and general admission costs apply for non-members.

Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. No outside food or beverage permitted. Rain or shine!

CONTEST TIME!
We know how much you all LOVE The Deloreans and their 80’s vibe… Come to ZooGrooves dressed in all your 1980’s glory and we’ll be giving out prizes for the most rad outfits at the concert.
Big hair, neon and fitness wear encouraged!

 

UPDATE: This pet has been found and reunited with her family.

 

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Have you seen this Pomeranian?

Creamer is a 9 year old female dog that went missing from the Larrymore Lawns neighborhood in Norfolk, VA on Monday, August 22nd.

Her body is shaved, except for her head and tail, and she is no longer wearing the cone collar shown here. Creamer weighs approximately 5 lbs, but she may lose weight if not found soon. She looks like a puppy, but is an adult dog.

Creamer has some medical issues that will be noticeable to the finder and that require daily treatment. Her owners are anxious to have her back.

 

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From anxiety issues to urinary tract infections, we’ve got natural nutritional supplements for pets that can reduce reliance on pharmaceuticals and help your pet feel better.

At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, our line-up of nutritional supplements supports dog and cat health in these areas: liver, gastrointestinal tract, joints, urinary tract, skin, and emotional health.

Our favorite nutritional supplements for pets include Cranberry Plus, Dasuquin, Denamarin (not shown), Free Form Snip Tips, Solliquin, Vetri DMG, and Vetri Mega Probiotic.

Nutritional supplements often are used alongside traditional medications and other supportive treatment. At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we use supplements to promote good health and reduce symptoms and lessen the chance of recurrence of certain medical problems.

Always consult your pet’s veterinarian before starting your pet on a nutritional supplement. Unless directed otherwise, stick to supplements specially formulated for pets (skip the human products).

Nutritional supplements can enhance your pet’s health, but often are not sufficient to treat or cure a particular disease or disorder. Be sure to partner with your pet’s veterinarian to determine if a nutritional supplement can help your dog or cat.

Contact Us to schedule an appointment at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic to discuss your pet’s health today.

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This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder and is not a substitute for veterinary care or a client-doctor-patient relationship.

Always check with your pet’s doctor before adding any supplement to your pet’s diet.

Dr. Miele will be out of the office

Wednesday, August 17th.

He will return on Thursday, August 18th.

If your pet needs immediate medical attention,

call Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners at

757-499-5463.

You asked for it — we’ve got it!

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Little Creek Veterinary Clinic now carries NexGard Chewables – the monthly oral flea and tick protection by the makers of HeartGard.

NexGard Chewables kill fleas before they can lay eggs, and it keeps working all month long.
Because NexGard is an oral flea treatment, your pet can be bathed or go swimming as many times as you like, without sacrificing flea control efficacy.

NexGard is proven to kill Black-legged ticks, American Dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, and Brown dog ticks – all month long.

NexGard is safe to use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older, weighing 4 or more pounds.

Little Creek Veterinary Clinic now has for sale NexGard Chewables for dogs weighing 4 pounds – 60 pounds.

NexGard Chewables are a prescription medication — so we will need to see your pet before we can dispense it.

Contact Us today at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and ask about Nexgard Chewables flea and tick treatment for dogs.

Today we pesent a guest post by Dr. Heather Brookshire, a veterinary ophthalmolgist at the Animal Vision Center of Virginia.
By Dr. Heather Brookshire
Animal Vision Center of Virginia
It’s so much fun to bring our pets to the beach or park, but we can occasionally see ocular problems such as conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) or corneal ulcers from the irritating effects of sand and wind-borne grass and particles on the surface of the eye. Pets are especially prone to these medical issues since they are so much closer to the ground! 
 
As an example, meet Ein*. We saw this 10-month old Corgi earlier this year to examine a non-healing corneal ulcer. His owner had been treating him for the past two weeks, with no improvement. When he told us that Ein loves to bound through the grassy fields near home, we discovered the culprit – a large and bristly grass awn that had become imbedded behind his third eyelid. As you will see in this video, it took just a moment to retrieve the irksome grass particle. Ein, and his owner, were quite relieved!
 
There are many months ahead for our pets to enjoy a romp in the great outdoors, so please keep the following solutions close at hand to administer relief to irritated eyes:
  • To flush out sand or wind-born particles, use a sterile saline eye-irrigating solution to rinse out your pet’s eyes if your notice any squinting or redness.   
  • Try using an over-the-counter topical lubricating drop (such as Genteal gel, Refresh pm, Blink, and Systane) after a long day at the beach to help sooth your pet’s irritated eyes.
  • If your pet is used to spending most of their time indoors, a sudden change in the amount of time spent outdoors during the summer can occasionally cause a flare-up of allergies (both systemic and ocular). Ocular signs of allergies can include increased redness, itchiness, pawing at the eyes and increased discharge from the eyes. Use one of the lubricating drops mentioned above, or try an over-the-counter topical antihistamine drop such as Zaditor, Allaway, Naphcon-A, or Claritin-eye to temporarily alleviate your pet’s discomfort. 
  • Finally, and this is very important, if your pet does not get better after 1-2 days of trying these at-home remedies, seek urgent veterinary care from either your local family veterinarian or veterinary ophthalmologist, as eye conditions can progress very rapidly.

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Reprinted with permission.

This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and is not a substitute for an examination by your pet’s veterinarian.

Your pet’s eyes are delicate organs. If you have a concern about your pet’s eyes, Contact Us to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

*Ein is a patient of AVCV; Little Creek Veterinary Clinic is not associated with this patient or its treatment.

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