Posts Tagged ‘pet care’

Dr. Miele thanks you for your patience
during his absence from the office.
He has resumed appointment hours.


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Dear Clients,

We’d love to hear about a special pet in your life — and you could win this set of stories from pet lovers just like you!

Win this trio of books in time for Christmas!

Win this trio of books in time for Christmas!

Entering the contest is easy!

  1.  Reply to the Comments section of this post (or Contact Us via e-mail, if you’re shy) with your first name and last initial.
  2.  Include your pet’s name, age, and how you “met.”
  3.  Tell us something special about your pet. Include a photo if you can!

Click here for details.

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Peninsula Caged Bird Society presents:

Bird show correct (2)


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Dr. Miele will be out of the office on both 
Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Wednesday, Dec. 16.

The office will be open from 9:30 AM to noon both days, 
for retail sales and appointment scheduling.

As always, we regret that we are unable to fill 
prescription drugs in the doctor’s absence.

If your pet needs immediate medical attention,
please call BluePearl at 757-499-5463.


Est. 1973


(Click here for pet care!)

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In recognition of National Pet Wellness Month, we present the

Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy:

  1. Twice a year examinations
  2. Protective vaccinations
  3. Pet health insurance
  4. Microchipping
  5. Spay/neuter
  6. Internal parasite control
  7. External parasite control
  8. Dental care
  9. Proper diet
  10. Exercise

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Lil’ Pals Pet Photography will return on September 14th. Look for their tricked-out RV in the parking lot next door, at Robin’s Grooming Nest.

Portrait sessions will take place inside the RV, so your pet can shine even when the sun doesn’t. More good news: the sitting fee is only $10 for this event! Space is limited, so call 540-903-3895 for your appointment today.


Schedule Update:  Dr. Miele will be out of the office on Wednesday, September 12th. Our office will be open limited hours in the morning and afternoon for retail sales and patient information. Remember, we are unable to prescribe, authorize, or dispense medications in the doctor’s absence.

Advantage II Special Reminder: The “Buy 1 pack – get 1 tube free” offer ends on September 29th. Stock up on flea control while there’s still time! 

Sentinel Update:  Novartis, the makers of Sentinel, have begun manufacturing some medications at their newly-renovated plant. However, they still must test the new products for quality control and are not yet ready to release any medications for sale. At this time, there is no known release date for medications including Sentinel, Interceptor, Clomicalm, or Deramaxx. You can learn more about Novartis’s decision to temporarily shut down its plant here.

Good news: You can save money on future purchases of Sentinel with a special voucher provided by your veterinarian. Ask your vet for the voucher, then register it online before November 1, 2012, to be eligible for a rebate when product is available again. Instructions are included on the voucher, so get yours today!

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     It’s 5 o’clock – do you know where your pets are?

     Last night, I attended a class given by a Norfolk Animal Control officer and learned or re-learned a few items of interest to pet owners in Norfolk.

     Did you know…

*A dog or cat running loose is considered “at large.” More importantly, if that pet runs into the street and is hit by a car, the pet owner has no recourse of action against the driver, because drivers are not required to stop for animals at large. Scary! It sounds harsh, but that is the law – so be sure your pets can’t get loose and run into the street.

*If a dog spends the majority of its time outdoors, it must have a dog house with a door flap. The door flap must be in place from November through April. Also, the dog house should be raised 2 inches above the ground. (Read code 6.1-2 for the full explanation of adequate shelter.)

*City code 6.1-5 appears to allow pets to be buried on private property: “The owner or custodian of any animal which has died from disease or other cause and is not the subject of a rabies exposure as defined in article III shall forthwith bury with at least twelve (12) inches of fill dirt flush with the ground surface, or sanitarily cause disposal of the same in accordance with guidelines set by the superintendent of waste management.”

*Pet owners are permitted up to four adult dogs and four adult cats in a single household. The catch – pets are considered “adults” under the law at 4 months of age.

     You can read the current Norfolk city codes for animal welfare here. Keep in mind that the Commonwealth of Virginia has its own guidelines and codes, which Norfolk animal control officers will also use to protect animals and people in the city.

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