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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

Spring pests for pets - fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitoes

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

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 Cancer Awareness

Sadly, cancer is the leading killer of pet dogs and cats in the United States.   Like human cancers, the disease is caused by the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells on or within the body. Luckily though many cancers are treatable and in many cases curable, with early detection and specialized care.1 At LVH, we believe consistent examinations (yearly or biannually, depending on the pet’s age) and our diagnostic tools are the best… Read More

Seasonal Pet Allergies - Ellen Zangla Photography

This time of year we get many calls about pets that are scratching at themselves, licking their paws, having runny eyes, and are sneezing and coughing.  Pets can suffer from seasonal allergies, and if your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, we do advise a veterinary consultation.  Not every case is the same and certainly not every presentation is due to allergies – there are many other causes of itching… Read More

Rainy spring weather mosquitoes heartworm disease

Spring has sprung and with the increasing temperatures and seasonal rains, mosquitoes will soon be springing up too!  Mosquitos are the main transmitters of heartworm disease – a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect our pets.   Heartworm disease is caused by worms that live in the pulmonary vessels (the vessels that carry blood to the heart and lungs) of infected pets. These foot-long worms (They look like strands of spaghetti –gross!) can cause severe… Read More

What is pet insurance? Pet insurance is a way to plan for the unexpected. Dealing with pet accidents or illnesses are traumatic enough. Coupled with the thought of how you’re going to pay for unexpected pet care can make these situations extremely stressful. In many cases, pet owners have to make medical decisions based on what they can afford. Pet insurance offers peace of mind and helps alleviate financial anxieties in times… Read More