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
With warm weather finally on the horizon, we all have an excuse to get out and enjoy the beauty of Loudoun County and surrounding areas with our pets this summer. But as the mercury rises, please take some extra consideration when planning trips with your pets. While it is convenient to bring Fido along as you run errands on your way to the dog park or lake, it’s importance to remember… Read More
The warmth and beauty of spring are finally here, calling us and our four-legged friends to the great outdoors. For many of you, this means spending time beautifying your exterior living spaces and planting gardens. For our furry friends, this probably means sniffing, eating, and digging their way into mischief! As you embrace the changes of the season, get our advice on keeping your pets safe in and around the garden. Choose… Read More
When accidents or injuries happen, bandages are used to help promote proper healing of wounds and surgical incisions. They protect injured areas from environmental containments like dirt and debris and also help to keep your pet from licking/ bothering the affected area. Unlike human bandages that are usually adhesive, pet bandages consist of multiple layers, with the first layer being a nonstick pad that will not stick to the wound or your… Read More
Maintaining order – and your sanity – in a house shared by kids and pets may seem overwhelming, but it is doable with a little patience and practice. Plus, fostering positive relationships can go a long way in keeping your kids safe and pets happy. Here are a few of our top tips for keeping the peace and creating lasting friendships among your two-legged and four-legged little ones. Supervise all interactions… Read More
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is very excited to be the first veterinary hospital in our area to have most of our staff Fear Free Certified! This means that every member of our team (including front desk staff, assistants, technicians, and doctors) will be practicing techniques that reduce fear, aggression, and stress for our patients. We have enhanced our hospital environment, learned skills to approach your pet in a considerate manner, and use positive… 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
Did you know that an estimated 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Over 800,000 bites result in needing medical attention and half of these cases happen to children. Although we view dogs as members of our family and want to love on them as much as possible, it is important to remember that dogs speak a different language than us, and need to be treated differently. What we (or… Read More
You Are Not Alone The loss of a beloved animal companion is never easy. Our furry friends are viewed as members of our families, and when a pet dies, it can affect us much in the same way as losing a human friend or family member. Grieving is a normal and unavoidable reaction to a loss, but it is also a response that is often misunderstood, if not minimized by others. Grief… Read More
Spring time is finally here in Northern Virginia! While we’re all excited to get out and enjoy the season, the warmer weather and balmy temperatures are the perfect breeding grounds for pesky little pests like fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and ear mites. In this article, we will focus on fleas and ear mites specifically, but we encourage you to learn more about ticks, which transmit Lyme Disease and mosquitoes (transmitters of heartworm disease). … Read More
National Poison Prevention Week is here! It’s a great time to provide you with an easy guide and links to all of the great articles and information available on the subject. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center responded to more than 180,000 calls in 2016 about pets exposed to potentially poisonous substances. More than 90% of pet poisonings occur in our homes from common household products, foods, and plants. I bet some… Read More
Since our furry friends are beloved members of our family, it’s natural to want them to share in the vacation fun! Traveling with our pets can be an awesome experience – the key, though, is proper planning and a little preparation beforehand. Before you hit the road for spring or summer break, read our tips for creating a positive experience for both you and your pet, ensuring lasting memories for years to… Read More
What can we do to honor our pets’ lives? And to deal with our grief? One of the most important things we can do is seek comfort from those who share our feelings and understanding of the human-animal bond. Here in Loudoun County, we are fortunate to have an annual Pet Remembrance Candlelight Ceremony. This special event provides a safe haven for us to express all of the feelings that come with… Read More