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Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summer is always a fun season to spend with pets. Hiking, swimming, trips to the beach, and long evenings in the backyard are always better with a dog. However, in all the fun of the season, you need to remember to keep your dog safe as well. With all this adventure, there’s an increase of risk for your dog. Instead …

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Keeping Pets Safe in Spring

Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy it with your pet. But you also need to keep them safe. Here are some tips to ensure their health & safety. When spring cleaning, keep all cleaning products out of reach of pets. Even natural products can be harmful. Make sure you read the label for proper use and storage. If …

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Emergency Preparedness with Pets

Hopefully, you and your family are prepared with plans and kits should an emergency or natural disaster strike. But are you prepared to protect your pets? Remember – if your home isn’t safe for you, it won’t be safe for your animals either. Get the following in order so you’re prepared if the unthinkable ever occurs. 1. Alert emergency crews …

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Washington DC Area

McLean Animal Hospital is here to serve pet owners in the DC area. Whether it’s an emergency or an annual checkup, our professional team is here to help your dogs, cats, and other pets. We are a fully AAHA Accredited Facility to ensure we meet all standards, including: Patient care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pain management, pharmacy, safety, surgery, client service, …

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How To Keep Pet Care Cost-Effective

It seems like pet care can get expensive fast. The best way to keep costs low is to invest in preventative care and make sure your pet is healthy all-year round. Follow these tips to avoid any pet hospital trips. Protect Your Pet from Parasites Fleas and ticks can cost lots of medical problems for your pet, from skin irritations …

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How To Have A Stress-Free Vet Visit

Some pets just don’t like the vet. But there are a few tricks you can try to relax your pet and ensure it’s a stress-free experience for you and your pet.   Be prepared If you are nervous or unprepared for your vet visit, your pet will know it. Have all the details organized before you get there, so you …

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Three Puppy Training Tips

Stay Calm Puppies can get excited very easy, and that’s when they develop bad habits. By remaining calm, you’ll be able to raise a calm. You can lead by example, as the dog will want to match its owner’s personality. Stay calm even if your dog misbehaves. Show your puppy what it should be doing. Reward Often Good consequences from …

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Questions To Ask Your Vet

During your next visit to the vet with your pet, ask these questions to make sure you’re doing your best to keep your pet healthy! 1. Is My Pet at a Healthy Weight? More than half of the dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight. Ask your veterinarian if your pet is within the appropriate weight range for her …

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How to Have a Safe Halloween with your Pet

Halloween is fun for humans, but can be very scary for pets. Avoid a trip to the ER and have a safe Halloween with these tips.   We often see emergencies over Halloween for dogs who are vomiting or have diarrhea from eating candy or other treats. Some dogs may have stress-related problems because of the changes in the environment, …

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Why Your Pet Needs Regular Checkups

Your pet might seem healthy all the time, but they still need regular check-ups just like humans. Here’s why these are a necessity to keep your pet healthy and safe.   Pets are still animals, and still have the “survival of the fittest” mentality. They don’t want to show weakness for fear of being in danger. A veterinarian can catch …