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Posts for: March, 2012

By www.aldievet.com
March 18, 2012
Category: Pet Safety
Tags: pet poisons  

This week, Aldie Veterinary Hospital recognizes National Pet Poison Prevention Week. Click on this article for the Top Ten Pet Toxins in 2011.

If you believe your pet is poisoned, even if you do not immediately notice any side effects, it is important to follow these steps:

1.      Don’t panic, it will just interfere with the process of helping your pet.

2.      Quickly collect and have in your hand the material involved. If you pet vomits, collect the material and put it in a plastic bag.

3.      Unless your pet is having seizures, losing consciousness, or is having difficulty breathing, call the HOMEAGAIN Hotline at (888-466-3242) and hit prompt 2, which will connect you with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline.*See Note Below*

4.      Be ready to answer questions about your pet (age, sex, weight, symptoms, material ingested and elapsed time--have product container/packaging available for reference).

OR

If your pet is having seizures, losing consciousness, or is having difficulty breathing, call Aldie Vet immediately at 703-327-0909.

*Note* For HomeAgain Microchip members who have the full service annual membership, there is no charge for use of the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline. If your pet does not have a HomeAgain full service annual membership, you may be charged $65 for this call.

Aldie Vet Hospital uses the HomeAgain Microchip and registers its clients for the first year. Following the first year, it is important to renew your membership each year. The cost of a full service annual membership is $18.00 for the following services: Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, 24/7 Pet Emergency Hotline, Pet Travel Assistance.


By aldievet
March 17, 2012
Category: Facebook Page
Tags: facebook   giveaways   contests  
Congratulations to Lady K, the winner of our Cutest Pet Photo contest. Lady had a total of 50 LIKES on her adorable puppy picture. Have fun at the Super Pet Expo this weekend!

 

 

 


By aldievet
March 09, 2012
Category: Contests
Tags: events   contests  

Enter our Aldie Vet's Cutest Pet Contest from March 9, 2012 - March 15, 2012. 


With the Super Pet Expo next weekend, we thought it would be a perfect time to post our own event and have a contest with the winner receiving one day admission for five (adult (2) & (3) children) into the Super Pet Expo event held March 16-18.* Enter our contest from March 9, 2012 - 7:00PM on March 15, 2011.

Here are the rules:
1. Post one picture for each pet including pet’s name and your last name on our Aldie Vet’s Cutest Pet Contest Facebook Event Page, OR send it to us through our Twitter address @aldievet OR email it to amaff@aldievet.com.

2. We will add your pet’s picture to our “Aldie Vet’s Cutest Pet Contest” photo album on our Facebook page.

3. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, etc. to go to this Photo Album and click “like” on your pet’s picture.**

4. The pet with the most “likes” wins. Winner may pick up their tickets to the Super Pet Expo event on Friday, March 16 during business hours.
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*Visit their website at Super Pet Expo for hours and location.
**Please make sure you ask your friends, family, neighbors, etc. to “like” the picture in the Photo Album, not the pictures on the event page.

 

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Aldie Vet is now performing a full line of Endoscopic procedures, also known as Minimally Invasive Surgery. Veterinary Endoscopy offers you and your pet less invasive alternatives to traditional open surgery.

One of the procedures that is offered is Laparoscopic Spays which is a less painful and faster healing alternative to the traditional spay.

For the large breed dogs at risk for twisted stomach, which is fatal if not treated quickly, we can perform Gastropexy. This is a preventative surgery where we will suture the stomach to the abdominal wall in order to prevent the stomach from twisting. Gastropexy is often done at the time as a Laparoscopic Spay.

Another common Endoscopic procedure is an Otoscopy, which allows for safe and thorough cleaning, removal of foreign objects, polyp removal and diagnostic sampling of the ear. The visualization afforded by this technique make it a precise means of assessment of treatment and follow-up.

If your pet requires surgery, check out Our Services page at www.aldievet.com and ask us how Endoscopy may be able to offer a less painful option.


By aldievet
March 01, 2012
Category: Facebook Page
Tags: Deals   facebook   giveaways  

Congrats to Buffy B. for winning a bottle of AquaDent in our monthly Facebook Fan Giveaway. AquaDent is a daily drinking water additive for dogs and cats to help fight plaque and freshen breath. A staff member will contact you with more information.

 




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I believe that the Aldie Vet Hospital is the Johns Hopkins  for pets of  N. VA for 2 main reasons: I believe that: 1.  Aldie Vet follows procedures which are far more thorough than other vet hospitals in this area.  Read More

I have been bringing our pet zoo to Aldie Vet for the last three years (3 dogs and 2 cats) and this last visit was especially amazing. Dr. Griffings was giving our cat Crosby a checkup and she took the time to let both of my sons hear his heartbeat and explained all of the procedures including demonstrating the blood draw. Dr. Luce has established an amazing business and we are so proud to call them our family vet! They all really do treat our pets as their own! Thank you staff. Kim C. from Aldie, VA