Spring has sprung and with the increasing temperatures and seasonal rains, mosquitoes will soon be springing up too!  Mosquitos are the main transmitters of heartworm disease – a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect our pets.   Heartworm disease is caused by worms that live in the pulmonary vessels (the vessels that carry blood to the heart and lungs) of infected pets. These foot-long worms (They look like strands of spaghetti –gross!) can cause severe… Read More

Will the Easter Bunny be making a stop at your house this weekend? Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe amid baskets full of candy and springtime treats. Candy toxicity and other seasonal poisonings spike in veterinary hospitals around Easter.  Some items which are perfectly safe for human consumption are highly toxic for pets. Protect your pets by avoiding these 5 common holiday goodies and click on the links to… Read More

For the pet population as a whole, spaying and neutering is the only way to effectively reduce overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia in crowded shelters. Spaying and neutering also improves your pet’s health and longevity, and may help reduce unruly behavior.

February – the month for love!  What better way to show your furry friend how much you love them than by contributing to a clean, fresh, and healthy mouth.  Periodontal disease is no joke.  Our pet’s dental health and oral hygiene is extremely important to their overall health.  Dental problems can cause or be caused by a myriad of other health problems (abscessed teeth, pain, bone infections, and possible life-threatening internal organ infections)…. Read More

If you use essential oils in your home, be careful with your pets, especially your cats. Avoid applying it to their skin and take measures to insure your cats can easily avoid diffused oils at their will, and never allow ingestion of oils.

Our pets are naturally curious creatures. Often times, if given the time or accessibility, some will take that curiosity as an opportunity to get into substances or materials that could be harmful to them. Ellie is a 6-month old fun, loving, poodle mix that ingested an unknown quantity of human prescription medications. Luckily, Ellie’s owner was able to get her to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital within 30 minutes of ingestion of the medications…. Read More

In honor of National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day on January 22nd, we asked our clients to take a moment and think about what their furry felines would want to know regarding their own behavior and health, and why their people act like they do.  Dr. Boyle has provided answers to some of the kitty queries.  We hope these questions and answers help you be more mindful of your cat’s behavioral and health issues. I’m… Read More

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 – a time for a fresh start and a great opportunity to set up healthy habits for both you and your furry family members.   While you’re working hard at carrying out your New Year’s resolutions, also make a commitment to your pets to help them have their healthiest year yet! Below, the doctors from Leesburg Veterinary Hospital share their tips to help you stay on… Read More

As we near the end of 2017, we are looking back on a cause that was near and dear to our hearts this year.   In partnership with Zoetis, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital’s Dr. Jennifer Boyle helped dogs from local rescue organizations FOHA and Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue overcome heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is a very serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the pulmonary vessels  – the vessels… Read More

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here. As you gear up for a season full of festivities and merriment, be sure to take your pets’ well-being into consideration. Curious critters may be enticed by shiny decorations and decadent foods, or get stressed by a house full of guests and changes to their routine. In general, we suggest keeping your pet’s daily schedule (eating, exercise, etc.) as close to normal… Read More

Thanksgiving is over and now we’ve all got one thing on our minds – holiday shopping!  Instead of getting stressed out battling the crowds at the malls and browsing the same old goods at big box stores, take advantage of the wealth of unique small businesses right here in Leesburg and all around Loudoun County.  Kick off your holiday shopping by getting out on Small Business Saturday this weekend.  Launched by American… Read More

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and with it comes an abundance of parties and get-togethers with friends and family.  While many of us celebrate the season over great food and drink, our festive spirit can be more stressful on our pets than we realize.  Like this cute kitty above, our furry friends may be in wide-eyed delight at the sight of a juicy bird, but their bellies will not… Read More