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Arthritis and Your Pet

Arthritis and Your Pet
Arthritis can affect your aging pet. We will be with you every step of the way. Please check out our Silver Whiskers program today!
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Why Grooming Your Dog Is Great for His Health

Why Grooming Your Dog Is Great for His Health
Contrary to what pet salons advertise, dog grooming isn't a canine luxury. It's a necessity, and it doesn't have to break the bank.  Make your appointment today. 
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7 Trainer-Approved Puppy Housebreaking Tips

7 Trainer-Approved Puppy Housebreaking Tips
Patience is key when it comes to housebreaking because every pup will pick up the process at his own pace.
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How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

How to Find the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog
Overnight stays away from home can be stressful for your dog — and for you.  Check out our boarding services.  
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Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape

Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape
While most cats will never learn to run on a treadmill, no matter how much catnip you offer, almost all cats do benefit greatly from some form of regular physical activity. 
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My Dog Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

My Dog Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?
Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason.
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Understanding Why Your Dog Barks

Understanding Why Your Dog Barks
A dog can bark for many reasons — to defend his territory, signal a stranger, get attention, say hello, express discomfort or frustration, and more. Understanding why a dog barks is key to getting him to stop.
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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult
Is brushing your dog's teeth something you and your dog don't look forward to? We want to help you! 
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Dog Vaccine Recommendations

Dog Vaccine Recommendations
“What vaccines should my dog get?” This is a question veterinarian’s hear on a fairly regular basis. Find out how we can help!
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The Right Way to Introduce a Dog and Cat

The Right Way to Introduce a Dog and Cat
Cats and dogs can coexist within the same family as long as you introduce them properly. ​Find out more here!
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How To Give Your Cat Liquid Medicine

How To Give Your Cat Liquid Medicine
Giving a cat his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your cat. Find out more here!
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Puppy Basics 101 - How to Care for Your New Dog

Puppy Basics 101 - How to Care for Your New Dog
Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. Here’s a guide to help you care for the new addition to the family.
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Keeping Your Pup In Good Shape

Keeping Your Pup In Good Shape
Regular exercise can have a tremendous impact on your pups overall well-being! Find out how we can help here!
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Grooming Your Cat

Grooming Your Cat
Keeping your cat's haircoat healthy is very important. Find out how you should groom your cat and how we can help!
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Adverse Reactions to Food in Cats

Adverse Reactions to Food in Cats
Do you think your feline friend is having an adverse reaction to their food? Find out what to look for and what you can do to help here!
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Aggression In Dogs

Aggression In Dogs
Dogs can become aggressive and bark, growl, lunge at, and even attack other pets and people for all kinds of reasons — dominance, fear, defense of territory, pain, frustration, overly enthusiastic play, and more.
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What Is Pet Insurance?

What Is Pet Insurance?
Have you ever wondered what pet insurance is and if it's a good investment for you? We want to answer your questions! No matter the age of your furry friend we have a wellness plan to fit their needs. Check out this video on the benefits of pet insurance.
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Where’s the Best Place for Your Elderly Dog to Stay When You’re Away?

Where’s the Best Place for Your Elderly Dog to Stay When You’re Away?
Not sure where the best place is for your senior dog while you are away? Let us help you with our professional and caring boarding staff!
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Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease
Ticks can cause trouble for your furry feline and canine companions! Find out what you should know about them here!
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7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats
We know how important your senior feline companion can be to you. Find out some common health problems to watch for in your mature feline friend here!
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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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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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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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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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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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Welcome Our New Groomer Angela

Welcome Our New Groomer Angela
​Chantilly Animal Hospital is pleased to welcome our new groomer Angela to our team.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Announcing VVMA’s January Photo Contest Winner

Announcing VVMA’s January Photo Contest Winner
Announcing VVMA's January Photo Contest Winner … Theodore!
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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. And although the allergies usually develop when dogs are young (less than one and up to five years of age), flea allergies can begin at any age. It is the saliva from the flea is actually believed to be the cause of the allergy or sensitivity.
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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. If your dog is a novice, you might want to try getting him used to the idea of standing in the bath without water first.
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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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Spring Health Tips

Spring Health Tips
Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy.
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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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Hospital Open as Usual Today

Hospital Open as Usual Today
We expect to be opened as usual today.
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Inclement Weather – March 3, 2014

Inclement Weather – March 3, 2014
Weather Update: Due to the ice and snow Companion Animal Clinic 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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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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The dog ate chocolate; now what?

The dog ate chocolate; now what?
Recently we fielded an emergency phone call from a dog owner. She was worried because when she arrived home from work, she found that her dog had consumed half a jar of Nutella.
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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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Its Your Home

Its Your Home
The good news is that most puppies can be trained by four to six months of age.
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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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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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Is chocolate poisonous to dogs?

Is chocolate poisonous to dogs?
For dogs, a chemical in chocolate called theobromine is the source of the problem. Theobromine is similar to caffeine. Theobromine is toxic to a dog when it ingests between 100 and 150 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.
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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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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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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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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. It will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home.
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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. When you see your home through his eyes, you’ll begin to notice all kinds of interesting things, such as cords and plastic bags.
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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. You can put a first aid kit together yourself and buy the items separately, or buy one ready-made. If you make one yourself, use a small plastic tub with a tight fitting lid to store the following items:
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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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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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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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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. A pet’s safety always comes first, but you’ll also want to take steps to safeguard your furniture, carpeting, and other belongings (including that favorite pair of shoes). Read on for tips that will help you pet-proof your home.
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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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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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Chantilly Virtual Tour

Chantilly Virtual Tour
Take a tour of Chantilly Animal Hospital.
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Guidelines For Dog Training

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

Chantilly Animal Hospital
We are very happy to share some very exciting news with everyone. On January 12th we officially broke ground on renovations here at Chantilly Animal Hospital!
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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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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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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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