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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

Keeping dogs out of hot cars

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

Pet Garden Safety

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

Pet First Aid - How to Apply a Pet Bandage

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

Summer Pet Travel Tips

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 is Vitus Vet? Vitus Vet is a free app designed to give you an easier way to connect with us but also give you access to your pets’ complete medical records 24 hours a day, seven days a week! How does VitusVet work?     After downloading the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, you will be asked to enter basic contact information.  This information will be… Read More

Pet Vaccinations

What vaccines does my pet need? Are vaccines and annual boosters really necessary? What does each vaccine prevent against? Are there adverse side effects to over-vaccination? These are just a few of the questions we get on a regular basis regarding vaccines. Keeping track of the various pet vaccines and their associated inoculation schedules can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. Coupled with the often heated and sometimes emotional national discussions regarding… Read More