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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.

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

2017 New Year's Resolutions for Pets - Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

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

Rescuing Local Dogs from Heartworm Disease

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

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital - Cat Friendly Practice - Healthy Cat Month

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

Purcellville Fire Department Leesburg Veterinary Hospital - Pet First Aid Training

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

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is very excited to announce that many of our staff members recently became Fear Free Certified and the rest of the staff will be participating in the course in the coming months! Fear Free Certification is something we believe will further enhance the veterinary experience for your pets and your family! Developed by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker and a team of board-certified leaders in the veterinary field,  The… Read More

Whether you love the frosty temps or can’t wait for the first signs of spring, be pet-prepared to keep your furry friends safe, happy, warm, and cozy this winter season. As Dr. Strickland alluded to in our New Year’s Resolutions article, even though our pets don beautiful fur coats, animals are not as conditioned for the cold as you might think and are still susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia.   Shorten walks and… Read More