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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How Can We Help You and Your Pet?

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 […]

New Puppy Life

As veterinarians, we tend to be pretty good at remaining somewhat objective towards our patients and their parents.  Every so often, I have an experience with one of my own fur babies that reminds me how challenging some pet experiences can be, veterinarian or not! Enter my most recent eye opener: Skipper, 9.6 lbs of […]

How, When, and Where to Feed

Our last blog covered a few things on how to select the right food for your puppy.  Choosing the right dog food can be almost as challenging as keeping all those fun extracurricular items out his mouth! If your puppy is anything like our Skipper, he’s equally as interested in the rubber and plastic bits […]

Sugarless Sweetener: Not So Sweet for Canines

Xylitol is a common ingredient used to sweeten human food products.  It’s most notably found in sugarless items like chewing gum, peanut butter, Jell-O, pudding, or other household products like vitamins, mouthwash, and toothpaste.  Ice Breakers Cubed gum is the most common culprit we’ve seen lately at Aldie, and unfortunately has a high amount of […]