Patience is key when it comes to housebreaking because every pup will pick up the process at his own pace.
Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason.
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.
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?
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.
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!
Regular exercise can have a tremendous impact on your pups overall well-being! Find out how we can help here!
“What vaccines should my dog get?” This is a question veterinarian’s hear on a fairly regular basis. Find out how we can help!
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!
Cats and dogs can coexist within the same family as long as you introduce them properly. Find out more here!
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.
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.
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!
Keeping your cat's haircoat healthy is very important. Find out how you should groom your cat and how we can help!
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.
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!
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!
Ticks can cause trouble for your furry feline and canine companions! Find out what you should know about them here!
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.
Does your pet have an upset tummy? Find out why we recommend a homemade bland diet of rice and chicken for your furry friend!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Does your canine companion deserve a pick me up? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs!
Dental cleanings are so important for your feline family member. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!
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!
Traveling with your feline companion can be tricky. Find out steps you can take to help your cat travel happy and content here!
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!
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!
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!
Your canine companion has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.
Keeping your canine's ears clean is very important. Find out why it's important and what you can do to help!
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!
Dental cleanings are so important for your canine companion. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!
Your feline family member has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.
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.
Ear mites can be hard to find, but are highly contagious. Learn what you should do if your furry companion has ear mites.
Do you suspect your canine companion has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in dogs.
Do you suspect your feline friend has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in cats.
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.
Find out some ways to make your home cleaner and greener for your pets!
Are your canine's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your dog's smile.
Are your feline's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your cat's smile.
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.
Does your furry friend have a food allergy? Find out signs you can look for and how you can treat it.
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.
Travel with confidence knowing that your companion is in safe hands when you’re away.
Ehlena Fry, and her service dog are quite the dynamic duo. But this story isn’t just about a girl and her service dog.
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.
Ticks pose a threat of disease to dogs. Discover more about ticks and how to treat them.
Your feline's footpads are very important. Find out how to take care of them if they get injured.
Do you think your feline friend has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies cats can have and how you can treat them.
Test out your cat knowledge with this quiz! Find out if you really know your feline companions.
Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them.
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness month
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are great tips to make traveling with your cat (or cats) less stressful
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.
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.
Exploring the new surroundings of your home is one of the first things your new puppy will do when he arrives.
Warmer weather provides more outdoor opportunities, not only for you but your dog, yet not everything is tail-wagging good.
Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea.
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.
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.
Some food that your cat should never eat:
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.
It’s time for your dog to have a bath time it’s just a matter of taking him through a proper bathing technique.
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.
You have adopted a new pet…congratulations! Get your new pet started off on the right paw with these basic behavioral and health care pointers:
Being a responsible pet owner is understanding what your pet needs and also being aware of what your responsibilities are to the community.
Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy.
Lights, decorations, good food… every year, as we celebrate the holidays, we fill our homes with seasonal cheer for ourselves and our families. However, what may seem beautiful and harmless to us may pose hidden dangers to our pets.
A new pet is more than an adorable bundle of fur; it’s also a big responsibility. That pesky puppy or curious kitten can find lots of ways to get into trouble.
How to make sure your dog attains his ideal weight and maintains a healthy weight for life.
Flea bite hypersensitivity and flea allergic dermatitis is the most common skin disease in pets.
No matter what you’re trying to teach your dog, from housetraining to “heel,” there are a few basic guidelines that will make the process go easier:
We expect to be opened as usual today.
Weather Update: Due to the ice and snow, the hospital will be closed today.
In the last 50 years or so, the health of domestic dogs has declined dramatically. Dogs are getting serious diseases at younger ages and are living shorter lives.
Due to the inclement weather and continued snow fall, all of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Associates locations will be closed today.
Smokey needs to find a ‘forever’ home. He was taken in as foster cat, but his foster family needs to find a loving, permanent home for him.
For dogs, a chemical in chocolate called theobromine is the source of the problem.
Cats, and especially kittens, are known for eating things they are not supposed to. This can be a dangerous combination when there is chocolate around.
Dr. Jay Margolis answers Facebook questions about Pet Dangers in the segment "Pet Project: Dealing with Pet Health Concerns
There are more benefits to a healthy smile than looking good and smelling fresh. Regular brushing can help prevent disease, infection, and tooth loss.
A mysterious jerky treat-related illness that has killed more than 500 dogs and cats and sickened thousands more has prompted to U.S. Food and Drug Administration to request the help of pet owners.
Dr. Rogers answers Facebook questions about pet care.
Falls Church Animal Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. McGrath to the staff!
Centreville Square Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.