Pet Information

This information DOES NOT replace professional veterinary care. It is solely for educational purposes. Your pet’s medical condition should be evaluated by our veterinarian before any medical decisions are implemented. If there is a potentially life-threatening emergency involving your pet, please call Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital at (703)327-0871 IMMEDIATELY.

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Pet Bereavement

Euthanizing Pets │ Grief and Mourning

Pet Conditions

Anal Gland Problems │ Arthritis │ Cataracts │ Ear Infections │ Food Allergies │ Gastrointestinal Upset │ Oral Healthcare │ Respiratory Problems │ Pet Care Library

How Can We Help You and Your Pet?

Moving into Adulthood

Skipper is now almost 8 months old! Time flies by with little puppies turning into rambunctious adolescents.  We’re still continuing training at home, a task that never really truly ends with any dog.  In case you were wondering how things are going, here’s a recent recap: Potty training: we still have our hits and misses […]

Spay Day

Last week we covered the plan for neutering Skipper… so what about your female puppy? There are many reasons to spay your dog, including eliminating the risk for a life-threatening uterine infection (pyometra), decreasing the risk of mammary, uterine, and vaginal cancers, and preventing unwanted puppies.   Small breed female dogs can experience their first heat […]

Keep Your Pets Cool & Safe When It Is Hot Outside

Walking/Running with Your Pet  When the temperatures are high, do not over-exercise your pet and keep walks to a minimum. Don’t let your pet linger on hot asphalt. Being so close the ground, their body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. A Shady Spot Pets can get dehydrated quickly. Give them plenty […]

Neutering and the Cone of Shame

Skipper is now 6 months of age, a milestone which brings up an important conversation about the future of those two things between his hind legs. Does he really have to lose them? What health benefit is there to neutering my pet? When is the best age to part ways with them? Let’s go over […]