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 …

People Food Your Cat Can Eat

While it’s usually best to give your pet food that’s specially formulated for their diet, a few treats of human food are fine! You just don’t want to accidentally feed your cat something that will hurt them. Stick with these people food treats to reward your cat.   Meat Cats are meat eaters, there’s no two ways about it. Cooked …

Guide to Cat Body Language

Your cat doesn’t just use purrs and meows to communicate – they use their whole body. Read this quick guide to understand how your cat is feeling or what they’re trying to tell you. Pay attention to your cat’s eyes, ears, body and tail—they’re all telling the story. Here are some basic clues: Ears Forward: alert, interested or happy Backward, …

Guide to Pet Allergies

Pets can get allergies just like humans. And because they spent much more time rolling and climbing around grass, flowers, and plants, they can actually have a worse reaction than their owners. Pet allergy symptoms can be the same as humans: coughing, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. It can also cause itchy ears and eyes, which may make your pet …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …