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Traveling With Your Pet? Check Out These Tips First

Traveling With Your Pet? Check Out These Tips First

According to a 2009 survey by AAA and Best Western International, more than three-quarters of respondents said they want to take their pet with them on vacation. We love our pets and want them to experience the excitement of exploring new destinations right alongside us. And with more and more pet-friendly accommodations available, it’s becoming easier to pack up the entire family for adventure.

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Corneal Ulcers

Corneal Ulcers

The clear front covering of the eye, known as the cornea, is a delicate structure. As such, corneal ulcers can result from trauma to the eye or one of many medical conditions that affect the eye.

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Declaw Surgery for Cats

Declaw Surgery for Cats

Scratching is a natural cat behavior, but it can be destructive in a household. Declaw surgery generally involves the removal of all or a portion of the last bone in each digit of the forepaws.

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Wellness Testing

Wellness Testing

At Centreville Square Animal Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we care about your pet's wellness. Please check out our wellness program for your special family member.

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Dog Swimming Safety Tips

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

They didn't coin the term "doggy paddle" because canines stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are irreplaceable summer experiences.

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Why Does My Cat Knock Everything Off My Desk?

Why Does My Cat Knock Everything Off My Desk?

As numerous hilarious Internet videos show, our cats seem to love to knock things off high places. Why do they engage in this funny — but also sometimes annoying or even dangerous — behavior?

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How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Have you ever come home from work to find that your dog has chewed a hole in the door, pooped in the house or, according to the neighbors, barked incessantly?

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Aromatherapy: Relaxation or Torment for Pets?

Aromatherapy: Relaxation or Torment for Pets?

Many of us love the smell of lavender, cinnamon or jasmine, but what about our pets?

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Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to you when you call his name, but cats, as usual, are a different story. What is the difference?

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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

At Centreville Square Animal Hospital we care about the dental health of your pet. Please check out our Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings to support your pet's dental health.

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Can’t Take Your Best Friend on Your Trip?

Can’t Take Your Best Friend on Your Trip?

When you’re looking for someone to watch over your pet when you travel, how do you decide which option is best?

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Atopy - An Allergic Skin Reaction

Atopy - An Allergic Skin Reaction

You want your pet to look good and feel good. But if he’s suffering from atopy — an allergic skin reaction – neither is the case. The itching can make your dog or cat miserable, and redness, rashes, bleeding, and skin infections are worse. 

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Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Some of these signs, such as weight loss and bad breath, may be indicative of cancer or they may signify other health problems. Regardless, they should always prompt a discussion with your veterinarian.

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Feline Pneumonia: What you need to know

Feline Pneumonia: What you need to know

​Is your cat coughing, wheezing and producing nasty-looking snot from her nose? It’s not a run-of-the-mill cold as we might think of it. Cats can be prone to respiratory problems. If they go unrecognized or untreated, the result can be a bad case of pneumonia.

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How to Select a Puppy That’s Right for You

How to Select a Puppy That’s Right for You

Though all puppies are incredibly cute, not all are a good fit for your lifestyle. With the proper research and preparation, you can find a dog who will be a great addition to the family.

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Healthy Weight for Your Best Friend

Healthy Weight for Your Best Friend

Keeping your best friends at a healthy weight is important. Check out how we can help you with dietary counseling.

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Improve Your Dog’s Manners By Teaching These Three Behaviors

Improve Your Dog’s Manners By Teaching These Three Behaviors

Recently, I talked with a frustrated dog owner who felt like she had missed her chance to teach her dog good manners. “I want to train my Cocker Spaniel to stop barking every 30 seconds,” she lamented, “but he’s 4 now and it’s too late to change him!”

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Helpful Tips for Living With a Pet Who Is Deaf or Hearing-Impaired

Helpful Tips for Living With a Pet Who Is Deaf or Hearing-Impaired

One of the sweetest things about my profession as a veterinarian is the opportunity to see the love shared between people and pets. What’s even more special is seeing the accommodations people make for pets with disabilities. 

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Be Aware of Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

Be Aware of Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

Being aware of potential hazards for your pet during the holiday season is important for their health and your peace of mind. Check out this video for more information!

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Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping your pet will make a big difference if they wander out of your yard or get lost for any other reason.  Check out our services for more information.

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Holiday Tips: Help Kids and Pets Play Together Safely

Holiday Tips: Help Kids and Pets Play Together Safely

The holidays are here, with visitors and house guests coming and going — and that means an increased likelihood that your dog will be around unfamiliar people, particularly children. When my clients are preparing for the holiday season, I take the time to address strategies they can use to help keep interactions between their dog and visiting children safe and positive.

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Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

A roly poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Here’s how to keep your pet’s weight in check.

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7 Trainer-Approved Puppy Housebreaking Tips

7 Trainer-Approved Puppy Housebreaking Tips

Patience is key when it comes to housebreaking because every pup will pick up the process at his own pace.

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My Dog Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

My Dog Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason.

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How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

Overnight stays away from home can be stressful for your dog — and for you.  Check out our boarding services.  

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Why Grooming Your Dog Is Great for His Health

Why Grooming Your Dog Is Great for His Health

Contrary to what pet salons advertise, dog grooming isn't a canine luxury. It's a necessity, and it doesn't have to break the bank.  Make your appointment today. 

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Arthritis And Your Pet

Arthritis And Your Pet

Arthritis can affect your aging pet. We will be with you every step of the way. Please check out our Silver Whiskers program.

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Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape

Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape

While most cats will never learn to run on a treadmill, no matter how much catnip you offer, almost all cats do benefit greatly from some form of regular physical activity. 

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Losing Interest in Training Your Dog? Here’s How to Stay Motivated

Losing Interest in Training Your Dog? Here’s How to Stay Motivated

You’ve done all the right things when it comes to training your dog, and so far, it’s gone well: He knows how to sit and stay and shake, and he’s pleasant and polite to be around. But suddenly, training feels like a burden — and your dog doesn’t seem like he’s enjoying it, either. Time to give up?

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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Is brushing your dog's teeth something you and your dog don't look forward to? We want to help you! Check out this video on tips to make brushing your pets teeth a more pleasant experience. We want to help you keep your pets teeth in perfect condition, make an appointment today for a dental cleaning today.

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Puppy Basics 101 - How to Care for Your New Dog

Puppy Basics 101 - How to Care for Your New Dog

Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. Here’s a guide to help you care for the new addition to the family!

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Keeping Your Pup In Good Shape

Keeping Your Pup In Good Shape

Regular exercise can have a tremendous impact on your pups overall well-being! Find out how we can help here!

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Dog Vaccine Recommendations

Dog Vaccine Recommendations

“What vaccines should my dog get?” This is a question veterinarian’s hear on a fairly regular basis. ​Find out how we can help!

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20% Off Grooming Services

20% Off Grooming Services

Do you dread giving your dog or cat a bath? Are they clumpy and in need of a hair cut? Or maybe they just need some regular styling. Our grooming experts are ready to help you!

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The Right Way to Introduce a Dog and Cat

The Right Way to Introduce a Dog and Cat

Cats and dogs can coexist within the same family as long as you introduce them properly. Find out more here!

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Understanding Why Your Dog Barks

Understanding Why Your Dog Barks

A dog can bark for many reasons — to defend his territory, signal a stranger, get attention, say hello, express discomfort or frustration, and more. Understanding why a dog barks is key to getting him to stop.

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How To Give Your Cat Liquid Medicine

How To Give Your Cat Liquid Medicine

Giving a cat his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your cat.

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7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

We know how important your senior feline companion can be to you. Find out some common health problems to watch for in your mature feline friend here!

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Grooming Your Cat

Grooming Your Cat

Keeping your cat's haircoat healthy is very important. Find out how you should groom your cat and how we can help!

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Aggression In Dogs

Aggression In Dogs

Dogs can become aggressive and bark, growl, lunge at, and even attack other pets and people for all kinds of reasons — dominance, fear, defense of territory, pain, frustration, overly enthusiastic play, and more.

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What Is Pet Insurance?

What Is Pet Insurance?

Have you ever wondered what pet insurance is and if it's a good investment for you? We want to answer your questions! No matter the age of your furry friend we have a wellness plan to fit their needs. Check out this video on the benefits of pet insurance.

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Adverse Reactions to Food in Cats

Adverse Reactions to Food in Cats

Do you think your feline friend is having an adverse reaction to their food? Find out what to look for and what you can do to help here!

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Where’s the Best Place for Your Elderly Dog to Stay When You’re Away?

Where’s the Best Place for Your Elderly Dog to Stay When You’re Away?

Not sure where the best place is for your senior dog while you are away? Let us help you with our professional and caring boarding staff!

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Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Ticks can cause trouble for your furry feline and canine companions! Find out what you should know about them here!

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Dog Behavior and Training - Air and Car Travel

Dog Behavior and Training - Air and Car Travel

Traveling and don't know what to do with your canine companion? See how our boarding services, with caring and personal attention, will help put your mind at ease.

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The Rice and Fall of Diarrhea

The Rice and Fall of Diarrhea

Does your pet have an upset tummy? Find out why we recommend a homemade bland diet of rice and chicken for your furry friend!

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Boarding Your Cat

Boarding Your Cat

​Going on vacation? Looking for a place to board your feline friend? Find out what to look for when boarding your furry friend and how we can help!

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5 Most Common Myths About Pet Grooming

5 Most Common Myths About Pet Grooming

There are many myths when it comes to pet grooming, so knowing the right way to brush and bathe your dog or cat can be a little confusing. Find out more about grooming and how our professional grooming staff can help!

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How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

Going on vacation? Looking for a place to board your canine companion? Find out what to look for when boarding your furry friend and how we can help!

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Grooming and Coat Care for Your Dog

Grooming and Coat Care for Your Dog

Does your canine companion have a healthy and shiny coat? Find out how often you should be grooming your furry friend and how we can help here!

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Douglas Before and After Grooming

Douglas Before and After Grooming

Does your canine companion deserve a pick me up? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs!

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Dental Cleaning in Cats

Dental Cleaning in Cats

Dental cleanings are so important for your feline family member. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!

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Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

Did you come home to your canine companion chowing down on chocolate? Find out what signs to look for and what you should do if your dog ingests chocolate!

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Cat Behavior and Training - Crate Training and Travel

Cat Behavior and Training - Crate Training and Travel

Traveling with your feline companion can be tricky. Find out steps you can take to help your cat travel happy and content here!

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Dog Behavior and Training - Play and Exercise

Dog Behavior and Training - Play and Exercise

Exercise and play are critical for you canine companion! Find out why it's so crucial and what kind of play to engage your dog in here!

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First Aid for Insect Stings in Cats

First Aid for Insect Stings in Cats

Cats are nosy creatures, sniffing at anything of interest. Insect stings can spell trouble for your feline friend. Find how what you can do to help!

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Dog Walking Safety Tips

Dog Walking Safety Tips

Keeping your canine companion happy and safe during a walk is very important. Find out some hints to keeping your walk safe and relaxing here!

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Common Emergencies in Dogs

Common Emergencies in Dogs

Your canine companion has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.

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Dog Ear Cleaning

Dog Ear Cleaning

Keeping your canine's ears clean is very important. Find out why it's important and what you can do to help!

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Cat Scratching Behavior

Cat Scratching Behavior

Is your furry feline scratching? Don't worry it's totally normal behavior. Find out some ways to create a scratching haven for your furry feline friend!

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Dental Cleaning in Dogs

Dental Cleaning in Dogs

Dental cleanings are so important for your canine companion. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!

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Emergencies in Cats

Emergencies in Cats

Your feline family member has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.

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Exotic Animal Services Now Available at Centreville Square Animal Hospital

Exotic Animal Services Now Available at Centreville Square Animal Hospital

Hi! I am Dr. Drake and I'm thrilled to be part of the Centreville Square Animal Hospital family, and excited to introduce exotic animal care as a part of our range of services.

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Bringing Home A New Kitten

Bringing Home A New Kitten

Bringing home a new kitten can be an exciting endeavor! Find out what steps to take to make it an easy transition for both you and your new furry friend. 

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Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs

Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs

Ear mites can be hard to find, but are highly contagious. Learn what you should do if your furry companion has ear mites.

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Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs

Do you suspect your canine companion has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in dogs.

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Diabetes in Cats

Diabetes in Cats

Do you suspect your feline friend has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in cats.

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Care For Your Companion After Vaccinations

Care For Your Companion After Vaccinations

Vaccinations for your furry friends are very common. However, sometimes they come with some mild side effects. Find out what to look for and when to contact your vet.

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A Cleaner, Greener Home for Your Pets

A Cleaner, Greener Home for Your Pets

Find out some ways to make your home cleaner and greener for your pets!

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Brushing Teeth in Dogs

Brushing Teeth in Dogs

Are your canine's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your dog's smile.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Are your feline's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your cat's smile.

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Pet Safety During Thanksgiving

Pet Safety During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. However, Thanksgiving is also a time for hidden dangers for your furry friends. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe during the holiday season.

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Food Allergies in Dogs

Food Allergies in Dogs

Does your furry friend have a food allergy? Find out signs you can look for and how you can treat it.

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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

Does your dog seem stiff lately when walking around? Find out what Osteoarthritis is and how you can help your furry friends be more comfortable.

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Thanksgiving Boarding

Thanksgiving Boarding

Travel with confidence knowing that your companion is in safe hands when you’re away.

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Wonder Dog to Be Seen By the Supreme Court

Wonder Dog to Be Seen By the Supreme Court

Ehlena Fry, and her service dog are quite the dynamic duo. But this story isn’t just about a girl and her service dog.

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Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in Cats

Is your cat having trouble jumping up things lately? Find out what Osteoarthritis is and how you can help your feline friend be more comfortable.

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Ticks in Dogs

Ticks in Dogs

Ticks pose a threat of disease to dogs. Discover more about ticks and how to treat them.

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First Aid for Torn Footpads in Cats

First Aid for Torn Footpads in Cats

Your feline's footpads are very important. Find out how to take care of them if they get injured.

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Allergies in Cats

Allergies in Cats

Do you think your feline friend has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies cats can have and how you can treat them.

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Are You A Cat Person? 

Are You A Cat Person? 

Test out your cat knowledge with this quiz! Find out if you really know your feline companions.

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Allergies in Dogs

Allergies in Dogs

Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them.

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Dr. Jay Margolis is featured on WUSA 9 speaking about Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Dr. Jay Margolis is featured on WUSA 9 speaking about Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness month

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Table to Bowl

Table to Bowl

A dog is a cherished part of the family. They entertain us with their wacky antics, nurture us with their judgment-free adoration, and compel us to get up and move with their giddy love for adventure. That said, dogs shouldn’t eat like part of the family!

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How to Install a Dog Door

How to Install a Dog Door

It’s important for many pets to go outside on a semi-frequent basis, and giving your pet the freedom to go outside when it wants to is a great gift. Whether it’s a puppy with boundless energy, an older dog with frequent urination needs, or a dog that simply wants to explore and roam, installing a doggy door can be a great option.

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What You Need to Know After Adopting a Pet

What You Need to Know After Adopting a Pet

Now that you’ve adopted a new fluffy playmate into your family, you’ll want to make sure you get him or her off to a healthy and happy start in their new home. Although dogs normally require more of an adjustment time than cats, with the proper care and dedication you can have one of the most well-mannered pets around.

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Protecting your cat or dog against flea infestation

Protecting your cat or dog against flea infestation

Although you might not think it could happen to your pet, flea infestation is a common problem that can become a real nightmare if not properly treated and controlled.

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Fall Is Here, Is Your Dog Ready?

Fall Is Here, Is Your Dog Ready?

Fall has arrived, and that means colder weather is just around the corner. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has issued several tips to keep dogs safe as temperatures begin to drop and as holiday baking and decorating abound.

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Traveling With Your Cat

Traveling With Your Cat

Here are great tips to make traveling with your cat (or cats) less stressful

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Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. It will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home.

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How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

Traveling with pets is becoming more and more popular. Today’s dogs, and even cats, are vacationing thanks to friendlier airlines, safety innovations, pet-friendly hotels, resorts, campsites, and restaurants with outdoor dining privileges.

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How To Puppy Proof Your Home

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

Exploring the new surroundings of your home is one of the first things your new puppy will do when he arrives.

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Warm Weather Health Concerns Apply To Dogs, Too

Warm Weather Health Concerns Apply To Dogs, Too

Warmer weather provides more outdoor opportunities, not only for you but your dog, yet not everything is tail-wagging good.

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Pet Emergency Kit

Pet Emergency Kit

Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea.

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Bravo Pet Food issues recall for select lots and products

Bravo Pet Food issues recall for select lots and products

Bravo Pet Food is recalling several lots and products nationwide because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

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Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for families and their pets. However, if safety precautions aren’t taken, it can also be a dangerous time for our four-legged animals.

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Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Some food that your cat should never eat:

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Spring Hazards For Your Pets

Spring Hazards For Your Pets

Spring is just around the corner! Even though it’s exciting to finally see color in our yards, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers spring plants and fertilizers pose for pets.

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Tips For Bathing Your Dog

Tips For Bathing Your Dog

It’s time for your dog to have a bath time it’s just a matter of taking him through a proper bathing technique.

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Spring time Hazards

Spring time Hazards

After a long winter, we’re sure that you’re ready to get outside with your dog. Don’t overlook these hazards of the season.

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