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  • Holiday Boarding

Boarding Available – Book Now for the Holidays!

Dear Pet Owners, The Holidays are approaching and our boarding facility is filling up fast! Please let us know if we can make a reservation for your furry family [...]

Connect With Us Via Our New Airvet App

Falls Church Animal Hospital is excited to partner with Airvet to open direct communication between our team and you! Airvet is a telemedicine app that conveniently connects you to veterinary care, allowing you to [...]

  • Boarding Available - Memorial Day Weekend

Boarding Available – All Summer Long!

Dear Pet Owners, Summer is here and our boarding facility is filling up fast! Please let us know if we can make a reservation for your furry family member. [...]

  • Food Recall

Recall of Sportmix Brand Pet Foods

Recently the FDA announced that Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc has issued a recall of Sportmix brand pet foods due to potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin. The recall, first announced [...]

  • Pups Act

PUPS Act Introduced in Congress

The Permanently Uniting Pets Stateside (PUPS) Act would allow an animal arriving with a U.S. citizen or resident to enter the country without regard to the Centers for Disease [...]

  • Best Vet 2020

Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2020 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Falls Church Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine for the third year in a [...]

  • Our Official COVID-19 Statement

Our Official COVID-19 Statement: 08/30/20

Dear Clients: As an 'Essential Service' of the Healthcare Sector we are open and fully operating to provide care for your pet. To assist you in these challenging times we [...]

What You May Not Know About Your Friendly Canine

Most dog owners will readily admit that there are many times when they do not understand their loyal companion. If you have been wondering what your dog is thinking [...]

What Does Your Cat’s Coat Say About Its Health?

Sick cats are pretty much like… young kids. They cannot tell you exactly how they feel and which part of their body hurts. They cannot utter words that will [...]

Learn How To Keep Your Dog In Optimal Health!

Every new dog owner needs to know how to keep his or her pet in optimal health. Today, dogs are considered an important part of the family and this [...]

  • Lumps and Bumps

What to Do If You Find a Lump or Bump on Your Pet

Some of the scariest monsters for a pet owner are lumps and bumps... But often, these monsters aren’t so tough, especially when they’re discovered and treated [...]

Administering Medication To Cats

Perhaps with the exception of nail clipping, administering medication to your cat is probably the biggest challenge you’ll ever face in taking care of your feline friend. You know [...]

Top 5 Pet Hazards To Watch Out For This Christmas Holiday

Christmas is undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year; the colorful lights, the jolly decorations, the presents and having the people you love around you surely make it [...]

Welcome Dr. Monica Joshi!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Monica Joshi to our family here at Falls Church Animal Hospital! A 2016 Ross School of Veterinary Medicine graduate, Dr. Joshi brings her [...]

A Look At Eyesight Problems In Dogs

In veterinary clinics, it is common that the number of cases of dogs with eye issues is high. Most veterinarians will point out that the diversity of concerns expressed [...]

  • Pet First Aid Kit

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 having [...]

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 [...]

Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Falls Church Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine for the second year in a row! [...]

Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2018 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Falls Church Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine! In addition to general companion care, [...]

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

Being a good pet parent is an important responsibility. Here are some tips to help your pet have a long, healthy life: Spaying or neutering your [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 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. Your [...]

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

Giving medication to your pet can be not so easy. Here are some tips to make things easier for everyone. First, try hiding the medication in food. Place [...]

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

Ticks can live in almost any outdoor environment, but they especially love tall grasses and shrubs. Those areas are great for hitching a ride with your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. The organism could cause [...]

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

Want your cat to explore their wild side without destroying your house? Try some of these suggestions to help keep your ferocious feline happy and healthy: [...]

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

It’s possible to trim nails without you or your pet being stressed out. The trick to getting them comfortable with the idea is to introduce things gradually, [...]

Is Your Cat Suffering From Feline Urinary Problems?

If your cat suffers from problems with the urinary tract, you know how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be for both you and your feline. Fortunately, research has brought [...]

Summer Heat Risks

Hot summer days with your pet can be a lot of fun, but our four legged friends can be put in some pretty unpleasant and even [...]

Cat Nail Trimming

With a little time and patience, it’s possible to trim nails without you or your pet being stressed out. The trick to getting them comfortable with the [...]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

When you leave or return to the house, try to keep things as low key as possible – If you make greetings and goodbyes a big [...]

Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

The American Heartworm Society recommends that you get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworms and give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year. [...]

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs and Cats

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) happens when the pancreas is unable to produce enzymes that help with digestion. Both dogs and cats are susceptible to the condition and often experience diarrhea, weight [...]

5 Keys to Decoding Your Cat’s Body Language

Feline communication is largely nonverbal, although from time to time cats may use special noises — like howls, chirps, growls, hisses and meows — to get their point across. In various [...]

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

Most cats HATE car trips to the vet. But with a few small changes, over time,  most cats can be trained to at least tolerate car [...]

Traveling With Your Pet? Check Out These Tips First

According to a 2009 survey by AAA and Best Western International, more than three-quarters of respondents said they want to take their pet with them on vacation. We love [...]

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

One of the trickiest things about being a good pet parent is knowing when your furry friend needs medical care. Sometimes it’s obvious, but other times [...]

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 [...]

How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Have you ever come home from work to find that your dog has chewed a hole in the door, pooped in the house or, according to the neighbors, barked [...]

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

Bad breath is a symptom of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is when bacteria gets beneath the gums, destroying tissue surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, your pet [...]

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 [...]

Can’t Take Your Best Friend on Your Trip?

When you’re looking for someone to watch over your pet when you travel, how ado you decide which option is best? Start by asking your veterinarian for a list [...]

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