Posts Tagged ‘pets’


  • Natasha
  • Charlie
  • Stacey
  • Boba
  • Doc Holliday
  • Teddy
  • Duke
  • Wendy
  • Ollie
  • Chester
  • Mini
  • Rocky
  • Murphy
  • Aurora
  • Buffy



  • Jacques
  • Godzilla
  • Melika
  • Bella


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d'Art CenterJoin the fun at this FREE reception with yummy cake, pet contests, adoptable animals, and prizes for the best pet photographers in town!
The d’ART Center is located in the historic Selden Arcade in downtown Norfolk, at 208 East Main Street.

Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The Virginia Zoo presents the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
The Zoo’s events field will be transformed into a musical park so visitors can spread blankets or set up lawn chairs to enjoy a concert under the evening sky. Conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra in an evening of family favorites with animal themes ranging from the Pink Panther to The Lion King.
Gates Open at 6 p.m.
Concert Starts at 7 p.m.

Admission: $10
Zoo Members & Symphony Subscribers: $5
Ages 5 & Under: Free

Tickets can be purchased at the gate the evening of the concert. All pre-purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled concert.
This event is focused on music and animal exhibits will not be open.
Note that no outside food or beverages are permitted inside the Zoo. Zoo Grooves concert events will take place as scheduled, rain or shine. No coupons, discounts or passes will be accepted for this event, except as otherwise noted above.
For more information, visit

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It’s time for…

Pet_Photo_Contest (2)

Read the rules carefully, and visit d’ART Center’s webpage
to download a copy of the entry form here.

We’d love to see our patients’ portraits featured among the entrants!


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  • Rajah
  • Sweetpea
  • Webb pups
  • Bella W.
  • Stella W.
  • Laddie
  • Brownie
  • Maverick
  • MacGyver
  • Gino
  • Bella C.
  • Pretty Girl
  • Stella B.
  • Koala
  • Coco
  • Brooklyn
  • Odin
  • Ivan
  • Jackson



  • Milton
  • Abby
  • Misty
  • Sophie
  • Dexter




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  • Watson
  • Dublin
  • Precious
  • Skippy
  • Lily
  • Saphei
  • Bud
  • Vin Diesel
  • Roxy
  • Bella
  • Leo
  • Charlie
  • Rosco
  • Bentley
  • Rocko
  • Guinness
  • Sparky
  • Barnacle
  • Cotton Ball
  • Moonshine
  • Baxter
  • Bruiser
  • Dude
  • Hobbes
  • Lexi
  • Maggie
  • Pandora
  • Bubba
  • Rusty
  • Maxine
  • Jack
  • Tater


  • Saint
  • Timmy
  • Spooky
  • General
  • Lexie

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Dr. Miele will take a short end-of-summer break on

 Wednesday, August 29th,

before returning on

Thursday, August 30th.

Our clinic will be open for retail sales;
please call ahead for hours of operation.

Please keep in mind that we are unable to fill or authorize
prescription medications in the doctor’s absence.

Emergencies, please call BluePearl Emergency Veterinary Services 
at 757-499-5463.

Image courtesy ofThe Graphics Fairy.

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Some Pet Owners Opt for Quirkiness Over Conventional When Selecting Monikers

Brea, Calif. (July 25, 2012) – “Bella” and “Max” once again topped the list of most popular pet names last year, but there are thousands of pet owners who look for more originality when naming their furry, four-legged friends. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide. After a thorough selection process, 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI’s database of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrowed down with a vote for the 10 most unusual names in each category. Following are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2012:

Dogs   Cats
1. Chew Barka   1. Pico de Gato
2. Nigel Nosewhistle   2. Dingleberry
3. Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle   3. Dumpster Kitty
4. Spark Pug   4. Schnickelfritz
5. Agent 99   5. Koobenfarben
6. Stinker Belle   6. Sassy Pants Huska
7. Vienna Sausage   7. Vincent Van Furrball
8. Furnace Hills Dante   8. Kitty Gaga
9. Senorita Margarita   9. Beefra
10. Trigonometry   10. Mister Bigglesworth

For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the Top 10, and the stories behind their unusual names, visit


About Veterinary Pet Insurance

With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI) is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies and is the oldest and largest pet health insurance company in the United States. Since 1982, VPI has helped provide pet owners with peace of mind and is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers.

VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. CareGuard® coverage for routine care is available for an additional premium. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, nearly 3,000 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are offered and administered by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and DVM Insurance Agency in all other states. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Brea, CA, an A.M. Best A rated company (2012); National Casualty Company (all other states), Madison, WI, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2012). Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit

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Each month, we welcome new patients and remember the patients that have passed on.


  • Fred
  • Felix
  • Scrubby
  • Apollo
  • Riley
  • Boten
  • Pepper
  • Taco
  • Tiny
  • Bruno
  • Dartos
  • Tom
  • Bella
  • Rico
  • Shiloh
  • Bella
  • Scooter
  • Duke
  • BamBam
  • Paddle
  • Gracie
  • Scooby
  • Rocko
  • Snoopy
  • Cat


  • Precious
  • Charlie
  • Lucy
  • Brownie
  • Venus
  • Cinnamon

Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.


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     Great news! We’ve added a new dental care product to our line-up:  VetzLife Oral Care Gel.

     You may have seen similar products advertised on TV: a gel or liquid is applied to the pet’s teeth daily or weekly, and plaque and tartar begin to break down.

     No process is as fast and effective as a dental cleaning under general anesthesia, but not all pets are suitable candidates for the procedure. Instead, more veterinarians and their clients are turning to products like VetzLife Oral Care Gel to provide a safe form of plaque and tartar removal.

     Plaque and tartar removal do take time, and it requires consistent application of the gel. And if you feel that your pet won’t like having its mouth handled, you can pat some gel on his lips. When he licks it off, the gel will spread over his teeth.

     We chose VetzLife Oral Care Gel, because it offers professional strength plaque and tartar reduction and 100% all-natural ingredients, at an affordable price. It also kills the bacteria that cause gingivitis and bad breath.

     See two photos below showing actual results after thirty days of application, on two different dogs.


     Ask for a bottle of VetzLife Oral Care Gel on your next visit to our clinic. We’ll even take before and after photos for you, to document the difference.
Photos above were borrowed from with permission.

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     Here they are, folks. If you haven’t seen our Facebook page, you may have missed this. I posted several videos of squirmy, slimy Tapeworm segments (called “proglottids”) wriggling around on paper and under magnification. I even captured a Tapeworm segment spitting out its eggs before giving up the ghost.

A passel of eggs released by a dying Tapeworm proglottid. Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic

     How did I capture these images on film? With a Panasonic Lumix digital camera, a Swift Ultra-Lite microscope, and lots of patience.

Really, Mr. Lincoln – the company you keep! Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic

     If you haven’t seen the racy videos of Tapeworms in action, click the links below to see them on our You Tube channel.

The Loch Ness Monster as seen through a spyglass? Nope. It’s a Tapeworm segment stretching across a microscope slide. Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic

Live Tapeworm segments

Tapeworm squirm

Tapeworm segment releasing its eggs

Two Tapeworm segments getting cozy while I watch. Ewww. Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic

     More Tapeworm videos are available on our Facebook page and You Tube channel. (All videos by Jennifer Miele/Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.)

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