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How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog
Going on vacation? Looking for a place to board your canine companion? Find out what to look for when boarding your furry friend and how we can help!
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The Rice and Fall of Diarrhea

The Rice and Fall of Diarrhea
Does your pet have an upset tummy? Find out why we recommend a homemade bland diet of rice and chicken for your furry friend!
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Grooming and Coat Care for Your Dog

Grooming and Coat Care for Your Dog
Does your canine companion have a healthy and shiny coat? Find out how often you should be grooming your furry friend and how we can help here!
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Dog Behavior and Training - Air and Car Travel

Dog Behavior and Training - Air and Car Travel
Traveling and don't know what to do with your canine companion? See how our boarding services, with caring and personal attention, will help put your mind at ease.
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Boarding Your Cat

Boarding Your Cat
​Going on vacation? Looking for a place to board your feline friend? Find out what to look for when boarding your furry friend and how we can help!
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5 Most Common Myths About Pet Grooming

5 Most Common Myths About Pet Grooming
There are many myths when it comes to pet grooming, so knowing the right way to brush and bathe your dog or cat can be a little confusing. Find out more about grooming and how our professional grooming staff can help!
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First Aid for Insect Stings in Cats

First Aid for Insect Stings in Cats
Cats are nosy creatures, sniffing at anything of interest. Insect stings can spell trouble for your feline friend. Find how what you can do to help!
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Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs
Did you come home to your canine companion chowing down on chocolate? Find out what signs to look for and what you should do if your dog ingests chocolate!
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Dog Walking Safety Tips

Dog Walking Safety Tips
Keeping your canine companion happy and safe during a walk is very important. Find out some hints to keeping your walk safe and relaxing here!
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Dental Cleaning in Cats

Dental Cleaning in Cats
Dental cleanings are so important for your feline family member. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!
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Cat Behavior and Training - Crate Training and Travel

Cat Behavior and Training - Crate Training and Travel
Traveling with your feline companion can be tricky. Find out steps you can take to help your cat travel happy and content here!
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Dog Behavior and Training - Play and Exercise

Dog Behavior and Training - Play and Exercise
Exercise and play are critical for you canine companion! Find out why it's so crucial and what kind of play to engage your dog in here!
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Dental Cleaning in Dogs

Dental Cleaning in Dogs
Dental cleanings are so important for your canine companion. Find out what to expect and what services we offer to help!
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Emergencies in Cats

Emergencies in Cats
Your feline family member has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.
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Common Emergencies in Dogs

Common Emergencies in Dogs
Your canine companion has a sudden emergency! Do you know what to do? Find out how to handle an emergency situation.
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Dog Ear Cleaning

Dog Ear Cleaning
Keeping your canine's ears clean is very important. Find out why it's important and what you can do to help!
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Cat Scratching Behavior

Cat Scratching Behavior
Is your furry feline scratching? Don't worry it's totally normal behavior. Find out some ways to create a scratching haven for your furry feline friend!
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Diabetes in Cats

Diabetes in Cats
Do you suspect your feline friend has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in cats.
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Care For Your Companion After Vaccinations

Care For Your Companion After Vaccinations
Vaccinations for your furry friends are very common. However, sometimes they come with some mild side effects. Find out what to look for and when to contact your vet.
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Bringing Home A New Kitten

Bringing Home A New Kitten
Bringing home a new kitten can be an exciting endeavor! Find out what steps to take to make it an easy transition for both you and your new furry friend. 
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Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs

Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs
Ear mites can be hard to find, but are highly contagious. Learn what you should do if your furry companion has ear mites.
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Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs
Do you suspect your canine companion has diabetes? Find out all about testing and monitoring for diabetes in dogs.
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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs
Does your dog seem stiff lately when walking around? Find out what Osteoarthritis is and how you can help your furry friends be more comfortable.
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Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in Cats
Is your cat having trouble jumping up things lately? Find out what Osteoarthritis is and how you can help your feline friend be more comfortable.
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A Cleaner, Greener Home for Your Pets

A Cleaner, Greener Home for Your Pets
Find out some ways to make your home cleaner and greener for your pets!
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Pet Safety During Thanksgiving

Pet Safety During Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. However, Thanksgiving is also a time for hidden dangers for your furry friends. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe during the holiday season.
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Brushing Teeth in Dogs

Brushing Teeth in Dogs
Are your canine's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your dog's smile.
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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats
Are your feline's teeth in need of some tender loving care? Learn how to take care of your cat's smile.
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Thanksgiving Boarding

Thanksgiving Boarding
Travel with confidence knowing that your companion is in safe hands when you’re away.
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Wonder Dog to Be Seen By the Supreme Court

Wonder Dog to Be Seen By the Supreme Court
Ehlena Fry, and her service dog are quite the dynamic duo. But this story isn’t just about a girl and her service dog.
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Food Allergies in Dogs

Food Allergies in Dogs
Does your furry friend have a food allergy? Find out signs you can look for and how you can treat it.
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First Aid for Torn Footpads in Cats

First Aid for Torn Footpads in Cats
Your feline's footpads are very important. Find out how to take care of them if they get injured.
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Are You A Cat Person? 

Are You A Cat Person? 
Test out your cat knowledge with this quiz! Find out if you really know your feline companions.
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Allergies in Dogs

Allergies in Dogs
Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them.
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Allergies in Cats 

Allergies in Cats 
Do you think your feline friend has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies cats can have and how you can treat them.
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Ticks in Dogs

Ticks in Dogs
Ticks pose a threat of disease to dogs. Discover more about ticks and how to treat them. 
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Dr. Rogers Retirement

Dr. Rogers Retirement
It is with mixed emotions that I want to share my decision to retire from active practice at the end of September. For 41 years I have shared the joy and sadness that comes with bringing a 4 legged family member into your life. I will always treasure my time with each of you.
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Announcing VVMA’s July Photo Contest Winner

Announcing VVMA’s July Photo Contest Winner
Announcing VVMA's July Photo Contest Winner … Shadow!
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Flea Control and Flea Bite Allergies in Dogs

Flea Control and Flea Bite Allergies in Dogs
Flea bite hypersensitivity and flea allergic dermatitis is the most common skin disease in pets.
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Safety Tips for the Holidays

Safety Tips for the Holidays
Lights, decorations, good food… every year, as we celebrate the holidays, we fill our homes with seasonal cheer for ourselves and our families. However, what may seem beautiful and harmless to us may pose hidden dangers to our pets.
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Smokey Needs a Home

Smokey Needs a Home
Smokey needs to find a ‘forever’ home.  He was taken in as foster cat, but his foster family needs to find a loving, permanent home for him.
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Dr. Margolis Discusses Pet Dental Health on Fox News

Dr. Margolis Discusses Pet Dental Health on Fox News
Dr. Jay Margolis answers Facebook questions about Pet Dangers in the segment "Pet Project: Dealing with Pet Health Concerns
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Dr. Jay Margolis is featured on WUSA 9 speaking about Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Dr. Jay Margolis is featured on WUSA 9 speaking about Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness month
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Dr. Rogers, with Northern Virgina Associates, is featured on WTTG Fox 5

Dr. Rogers, with Northern Virgina Associates, is featured on WTTG Fox 5
Dr. Rogers answers Facebook questions about pet care.
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Falls Church Animal Hospital Announces

Falls Church Animal Hospital Announces
Falls Church Animal Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. McGrath to the staff!
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Did jerky treats make your dog or cat sick? Tell the FDA

Did jerky treats make your dog or cat sick? Tell the FDA
A mysterious jerky treat-related illness that has killed more than 500 dogs and cats and sickened thousands more has prompted to U.S. Food and Drug Administration to request the help of pet owners.
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Oral Care For Your Pet

Oral Care For Your Pet
There are more benefits to a healthy smile than looking good and smelling fresh. Regular brushing can help prevent disease, infection, and tooth loss.
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Chocolate Toxicity in Cats?

Chocolate Toxicity in Cats?
Cats, and especially kittens, are known for eating things they are not supposed to. This can be a dangerous combination when there is chocolate around.
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Closed Today..February 13, 2014

Closed Today..February 13, 2014
Due to the inclement weather and continued snow fall, all of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Associates locations will be closed today.
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How to keep your dog healthy

How to keep your dog healthy
In the last 50 years or so, the health of domestic dogs has declined dramatically. Dogs are getting serious diseases at younger ages and are living shorter lives.
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Inclement Weather – March 3, 2014

Inclement Weather – March 3, 2014
Weather Update: Due to the ice and snow Falls Church Animal Hospital will be closed today.
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Hospital Open as Usual Today

Hospital Open as Usual Today
We expect to be opened as usual today.
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Spring Hazards For Your Pets

Spring Hazards For Your Pets
Spring is just around the corner! Even though it’s exciting to finally see color in our yards, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers spring plants and fertilizers pose for pets.
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Bravo Pet Food issues recall for select lots and products

Bravo Pet Food issues recall for select lots and products
Bravo Pet Food is recalling several lots and products nationwide because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
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Warm Weather Health Concerns Apply To Dogs, Too

Warm Weather Health Concerns Apply To Dogs, Too
Warmer weather provides more outdoor opportunities, not only for you but your dog, yet not everything is tail-wagging good.
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How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

How to Travel Safely With Your Pet
Traveling with pets is becoming more and more popular. Today’s dogs, and even cats, are vacationing thanks to friendlier airlines, safety innovations, pet-friendly hotels, resorts, campsites, and restaurants with outdoor dining privileges.
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Reasons to protect your dog from ticks

Reasons to protect your dog from ticks
Ticks can transmit organisms that may cause diseases such as Lyme disease? Here are good reasons to treat your dog with a product that REPELS and kills ticks.
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Protecting your cat or dog against flea infestation

Protecting your cat or dog against flea infestation
Although you might not think it could happen to your pet, flea infestation is a common problem that can become a real nightmare if not properly treated and controlled.
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Fall Is Here, Is Your Dog Ready?

Fall Is Here, Is Your Dog Ready?
Fall has arrived, and that means colder weather is just around the corner. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has issued several tips to keep dogs safe as temperatures begin to drop and as holiday baking and decorating abound.
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Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog.
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How To Puppy Proof Your Home

How To Puppy Proof Your Home
Exploring the new surroundings of your home is one of the first things your new puppy will do when he arrives.
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Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween
Halloween can be a fun time for families and their pets. However, if safety precautions aren’t taken, it can also be a dangerous time for our four-legged animals.
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Tips For Bathing Your Dog

Tips For Bathing Your Dog
It’s time for your dog to have a bath time it’s just a matter of taking him through a proper bathing technique.
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Caring for an Adopted Pet

Caring for an Adopted Pet
You have adopted a new pet…congratulations! Get your new pet started off on the right paw with these basic behavioral and health care pointers:
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Pet Emergency Kit

Pet Emergency Kit
Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea.
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Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat
Some food that your cat should never eat:
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Spring time Hazards

Spring time Hazards
After a long winter, we’re sure that you’re ready to get outside with your dog. Don’t overlook these hazards of the season.
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Caring for your pet

Caring for your pet
Being a responsible pet owner is understanding what your pet needs and also being aware of what your responsibilities are to the community. Following are some basic rules for pet care:
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New puppy or kitten on the way? Follow these strategies to make your home safe for your pet

New puppy or kitten on the way? Follow these strategies to make your home safe for your pet
A new pet is more than an adorable bundle of fur; it’s also a big responsibility. That pesky puppy or curious kitten can find lots of ways to get into trouble.
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Four Steps to a Healthy Adult Dog

Four Steps to a Healthy Adult Dog
How to make sure your dog attains his ideal weight and maintains a healthy weight for life.
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Guidelines For Dog Training

Guidelines For Dog Training
No matter what you’re trying to teach your dog, from house training to “heel,” there are a few basic guidelines that will make the process go easier:
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