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Pet First Aid Kits

Bleeding toenail after a nail trim at home? Cut paw while hiking? Having a first aid kit handy will help hold your pet over before [...]

Pet Emergency Kit

Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea. You can put a first aid kit together yourself [...]

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. All of these benefits are [...]

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. Here [...]

Pet Owner Best Practices

Falls Church Animal Hospital is here to support you and your pet. If you need help with your pet and its behavior, please consider our behavioral counseling services. [...]

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 [...]

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. When you see your home through his eyes, [...]

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. Clearly [...]

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. It [...]

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: Be consistent. [...]

Giving Medications at Home

At Falls Church Animal Hospital, we do our best to explain to you how to give your pet medication at home. If you have any questions or need some [...]

Four Steps to a Healthy Adult Dog

How to make sure your dog attains his ideal weight and maintains a healthy weight for life. Track your dog’s weight Losing weight can propel your dog toward better [...]

Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Some food that your cat should never eat: Raw Fish Human-grade sushi is generally safe for people, but it can cause gastrointestinal upset in cats, There is thiaminase in [...]

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. Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Ticks can spread [...]

Tick Prevention

At Falls Church Animal Hospital we care about your pet's health. If you have any concerns about your pet and ticks, please schedule an appointment with us today. [...]

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. If your dog is a novice, you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. Chocolate is derived from [...]

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 [...]

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: Be gentle and patient Animals [...]

Announcing VVMA’s July Photo Contest Winner

Announcing VVMA's July Photo Contest Winner … Shadow! Please join us in congratulating Shadow on being a winner in the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association's July Photo Contest! Shadow is a patient of Dr. Amy [...]

Active Indoor Cat

Falls Church Animal Hospital supports you and your active indoor cat. Keep your cat healthy with our wellness program.

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. What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity [...]

Dog Nail Trimming

At Falls Church Animal Hospital, we care about you and your dog. If you are not comfortable trimming your dog's nails, please make an appointment with our grooming service. [...]

Summer Heat Risks

Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa cares about the health of your pets. If you have any concerns about your pet and the summer heat, please make an appointment [...]

Cat Nail Trimming

At Falls Church Animal Hospital, we care about you and your cat. If you are not comfortable trimming your cat's nails, please make an appointment with our grooming service. [...]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa, we care about the happiness of your dog. If you think your dog may have separation anxiety, please make an appointment [...]

Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we focus on proactive and preventive care for your pet. Please schedule an appointment to discuss one of our wellness programs, [...]

Motion Sickness in Dogs

A car ride! A car ride! A car ride! For most dogs it’s the greatest thing since the cookie. But a dog can get motion sickness just like people do, which [...]

Cats Love Car Trips

At Falls Church Animal Hospital we care about your pets and their wellbeing during travel times. Please check out our travel services.

Corneal Ulcers

The clear front covering of the eye, known as the cornea, is a delicate structure. As such, corneal ulcers can result from trauma to the eye or one of [...]

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

They didn't coin the term "doggy paddle" because canines stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are [...]

Wellness Testing

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we care about your pet's wellness. Please check out our wellness programs for your special family member.

Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to you when you call his name, but cats, as usual, are a different story. What is the difference? The evolutionary records show that dogs [...]

Declaw Surgery for Cats

Scratching is a natural cat behavior, but it can be destructive in a household. Declaw surgery generally involves the removal of all or a portion of the last bone in each [...]

Periodontal Disease

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we care about the dental health of your pet. Please check out our Dental Services to support your pet's dental health. [...]

Atopy – An Allergic Skin Reaction

You want your pet to look good and feel good. But if he’s suffering from atopy — an allergic skin reaction – neither is the case. The itching can make [...]

Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Some of these signs, such as weight loss and bad breath, may be indicative of cancer or they may signify other health problems. Regardless, they should always prompt a discussion with your [...]

Feline Pneumonia: What you need to know

​​​​Is your cat coughing, wheezing and producing nasty-looking snot from her nose? It’s not a run-of-the-mill cold as we might think of it. Cats can be prone to respiratory [...]

Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

A roly-poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Here’s how to keep your pet’s weight in check. Why You Should Watch [...]

Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping your pet will make a big difference if they wander out of your yard or get lost for any other reason.  Check out our services for more information. [...]