This month is Chip Your Pet Month and many pet owners are unsure exactly how microchips work. Luckily, our team is here to help debunk some common pet microchipping myths! Myth: My pet needs to be sedated for a microchip Truth: Although we may recommend...
The holiday season has arrived and with COVID-19 keeping us local, most of us will be celebrating with our immediate families, and, fortunately, that means celebrating with our pets! Keep the following tips in mind for a safe festive season for our furry family members.
Many pets do not know how to cope with the sudden isolation they are facing. As kids go back to school and pet parents return to the work-force, many of the pets who enjoyed extended daily walks in the park and snuggling on the couch during Netflix binges suddenly find themselves in a quiet and empty home. Even dogs with no history of prior separation anxiety may find it challenging to cope with the perceived abandonment.
At the present time the CDC, OIE, and WHO agree that there is no evidence to suggest that pet dogs or cats are a source of infection or disease transmission.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Arlington Animal Clinic is taking additional precautionary measures to keep our teams safe and healthy so they can continue to provide essential patient care.
With a new year upon us and resolutions for health and fitness fresh in our minds, you may find yourself thinking that you want to help your cat or dog shed some of those holiday pounds or simply prevent additional winter weight gain over the next several months. While it is true that weight loss is governed by the simple formula of calories in not exceeding calories burned, when we feed our pets a complete and balanced diet that is designed to adequately meet all their nutritional needs, it may be not that simple.
Encouring wellness and prevention helps improve quality of life and can lower costs, too. – Dr. Charles Boustany Our pets can’t tell us what they’re feeling and they can’t tell us when they’re sick. Furthermore, many animals mask early illness as an instinctual...
Picky pooches and finicky felines can be very frustrating for pet owners. This is especially true when it comes to prescription diets as these diets have been recommended to treat or manage a specific underlying disease condition. While not always the case, picky eaters tend to be products of our own creation. Dogs are incredibly intelligent and quickly learn that by holding out, they will likely get an upgrade to the “good stuff”. Here are some general tips that you may find helpful in retraining your picky eater to get down to business when dinner is served.
In light of current concerns regarding diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy, it seems appropriate to expand upon what constitutes a "good" diet and how you, the pet owner, can determine on your own what is the best diet to feed your pet. The pet food industry...
When we make a food recommendation, it’s based on years of experience and training in nutrition. We care about your pets and our primary goal is to ensure their health and happiness. If you have questions, please ask us. We’re here to help and we do have the necessary expertise to guide you.