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National Pet Obesity Awareness

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.  According to research conducted by The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2015, 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or clinically obese. Obesity is a common health problem for dogs and cats of all ages, increasing the risk of serious diseases and health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular-skeletal disorders. Because… Read More

Walking dog retractable leash

Springtime is the perfect time to get out in the fresh air and explore Loudoun County with our family and furry friends. But before you head out, take a look at your canine companion’s leash. Are you using a retractable leash? Retractable leashes are made out of a thin nylon cord attached to a spring-loaded plastic handle.  They have the ability to extend 15–25 feet as your pet walks away from you;… Read More