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Rabbits Make Great Pets Too!

By Adrienne Hergen, DVM February is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Rescued Rabbit month.  Rabbits can make great pets for people of all ages.  They provide companionship, tend to be engaging, and can get along well with other pets in the household.  Locally, there are always rabbits available for adoption at the Arlington and Alexandria Animal […]

All Human Foods Are Not Safe For Your Furry Companions!

By Adrienne Hergen, DVM With the holidays fast approaching, we should review some foods and other items that you shouldn’t give to your pets.  Additionally, we will discuss what problems you can see when these toxins are ingested.  Some of the main culprits are listed below. Chocolate – The darker the chocolate, the more toxic […]

Cats Need Exercise Too!

By Dana Carr, DVM Did you know that household cats, especially those who live exclusively indoors, have little to do and can easily become bored?  This can lead to behavioral issues, excessive weight gain, and eventual health consequences.  Although it may be tempting to allow your cat outdoors, there are many safety and health concerns […]

ANIMAL TALES: What is Canine Influenza?

By Dana Carr, DVM  What is Canine Influenza? Influenza in dogs is caused by the canine influenza viruses (CIVs).  The two main CIVs in circulation internationally are H3N8 and H3N2.  Dogs are occasionally infected with human influenza viruses.  These viruses are highly contagious.  Currently there is no evidence to suggest that people can contract CIV.  […]

Thunder and Lightning and Fireworks, OH MY!

by Adrienne Hergen, DVM With the warmer weather already here and the official start of summer fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about summertime anxiety triggers when it comes to our furry companions.  Fireworks and intense thunderstorms can be a source of stress and fear for some dogs and cats.  The reactions can […]

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