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

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is excited to be celebrating National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week from November 5th – November 11th.  We are so fortunate to have many wonderful animal shelters and rescue organizations here in the Leesburg and Northern Virginia area, with countless volunteers, dedicating their time to help pets in need. Our local shelters and rescues work hard every day to help homeless animals while they wait for their forever home.  Besides… Read More

Sadly, cancer is the leading killer of pet dogs and cats in the United States.   Like human cancers, the disease is caused by the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells on or within the body. Luckily though many cancers are treatable and in many cases curable, with early detection and specialized care.1 At LVH, we believe consistent examinations (yearly or biannually, depending on the pet’s age) and our diagnostic tools are the best… Read More

According to a Petfinder survey, older pets in rescues are considered “less adoptable” and are the hardest group of shelter animals to find homes.   With November being Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we’re here to say senior sweeties are the best! One of the benefits of adopting an older pet is that they are typically more calm and better trained compared to a rambunctious puppy or kitten.  If they do need some training, it’s usually… Read More

As we prepare for the spookiest night of the year, let’s take a moment to take our furry friends into consideration.  Nothing is more frightening than having to deal with a pet emergency in the midst of the seasonal festivities.  Get our veterinarian-approved tips to be pet-prepared this Halloween weekend. Furry friends beware – these foods are truly frightful! Chocolate Mini chocolate bars in iconic flavors may be one of our favorite… Read More

October 1-7 is officially designated as National Walk Your Dog Week! If you ask us, there is no better time than the Autumn season to get out and enjoy all of our areas’ unique natural wonders and historical landmarks with your pup! The Benefits of Walking Your Dog Besides the special bonding time you’ll get to share with your pet every day, a daily walking routine has several health and behavioral benefits… Read More

The cat is king! There’s no doubt that Americans are cat people.  According to the American Pet Products Asociation’s 2017 National Pet Owners Survey,  there are an estimated 94.2 million pet cats in 38% of American households.   With this many furry felines a part of our families, it’s more important than ever to keep them healthy and happy! Unfortunately, many cats owners know that compared to their canine counterparts, it can be… Read More

September is National Preparedness Month.  As we’ve talked about in other articles, this is a great time to think about creating disaster and emergency preparedness plans for your entire family – including pets.   To further assist our community to be prepared for emergency scenarios, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to be working with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Stations by offering companion animal CPR and first aid training classes to our local… Read More

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. With the devasting events of Hurricane Harvey, we’ve all seen firsthand how quickly a natural disaster can wreck havoc on both people and pets.   Would you know what to do to keep your pet safe in the event of a natural disaster?  September is National Preparedness Month – the perfect time to think about creating disaster and emergency preparedness plans for your ENTIRE… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital was proud to host “A Feline Friendly Morning,” this past Sunday at our practice.  This special event brought together local vendors, artists, and LVH doctors and staff to raise money for the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition – a local non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of our local feral cat communities through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs.  Leesburg Veterinary Hospital has hosted several TNR clinics in the past, helping… Read More

You are diligent about outfitting your dog with a collar and ID tags, and your cat remains indoors at all times – nothing to worry about then, right?  Unfortunately, accidents can happen to even the most conscientious pet owners.  Collars can break or fall off and doors can be left open.  The only permanent form of identification in the event that your pet goes missing is a microchip. Together with the American… Read More

It’s International Assistance Dog Week – a time to recognize and honor all of the hardworking, specially trained animals that aide so many people in our communities!  Assistance Dogs are very special companions, helping to transform the lives of their human partners with physical and mental disabilities. While most of us are familiar with guide dogs that aide the visually impaired, there are many other types of assistance and service dogs helping… Read More