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.
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.
Hi, and welcome to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital’s little corner of the blogosphere. If you’ve made it here, you’ve most likely been to our official website. We are proud of leesburgvet.com and the wealth of veterinary and practice information it contains. We hope you take advantage of this site to learn more about our services, staff, location, contact information, and hours of operation. However, in addition to the formalities of a professional… 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
Wow, can you believe the Fourth of July is this Tuesday? It feels like summer is just getting started! We hope all of our two-legged and four-legged friends have a great weekend with family and friends at patriotic parties and Independence Day celebrations. As you’re celebrating the birth of our nation, please keep in mind the well-being of your furry friends. While most of us can’t resist the spectacular display of an… Read More
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. None of us want to think about a natural disaster or emergency situation striking our family, but if and when a crisis does occur, it’s best to be prepared as possible to safely and calmly get through the situation. Since our pets are beloved members of our family, it’s only natural that we also be ready to help them through an emergency as well…. Read More
Recently, LVH’s Dr. Jennifer Boyle organized an Introduction to Veterinary Medicine course for area middle schoolers. Held over the course of two weekend sessions at our practice, about 20 local students between the ages of 10 and 14 took part in exciting and stimulating workshops – all giving them an inside look into the world […]