4 Important Facts for Every Pet Owner About Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney disease (i.e., renal insufficiency, renal failure) affects many pets, particularly older cats and dogs, and has many contributing causes, including: Breed predisposition Dogs — bull terriers, German shepherds, Alaskan malamutes Cats — Persians, Abyssinians, Siamese, Maine Coons Normal aging changes Toxin ingestion (e.g., antifreeze, grapes, raisins, medications) Metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension) Infections (e.g., [...]

By |2023-11-07T04:22:32+00:00November 6th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Signs Your Pet Needs Veterinary Care

Pets instinctively hide pain and illness, so you can’t count on them to let you know when something is wrong. Instead, paying close attention to your pet’s behavior, attitude, habits, and appearance can alert you to the possibility of a problem and prompt you to schedule a veterinary visit. The Fairfax Veterinary Clinic team shares [...]

By |2023-09-23T17:21:20+00:00September 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Regular Wellness Screening Benefits for Pets

If your pet is young and apparently healthy, you may consider their annual wellness screenings a waste of time and money, but these visits are an essential part of your four-legged friend’s healthcare plan. Our Fairfax Veterinary Clinic team has uncompromising standards for your pet’s medical care, and we explain the many benefits of regular [...]

By |2023-08-12T22:50:00+00:00August 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Pets From Hot Weather

Long, sunny summer days make for great outdoor adventures and family memories, but the heat can be dangerous for pets. High temperatures that people find comfortable often are intolerable for pets, who cannot sweat to cool down. Panting helps dogs—but not cats—dissipate heat, but you must be prepared with more strategies to prevent their body [...]

By |2023-07-13T03:39:06+00:00July 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe and Secure on July Fourth

July Fourth, which many consider the highlight of the summer, is a time to come together and celebrate our country’s independence. While parties, fireworks shows, food, family, and friends are a great time for human family members, your pets might disagree. Our Fairfax Veterinary Clinic team understands that pets are exposed to multiple dangers on [...]

By |2023-06-05T02:43:08+00:00June 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feline Arthritis Do’s and Don’ts

Cats are mysterious creatures, and their stoic nature prevents them from expressing when they are in pain. Studies have reported that between 60% and 90% of cats live with arthritis pain, which means your favorite feline could be suffering in silence. Feline arthritis is more common than you think, and to increase awareness and improve [...]

By |2023-05-24T04:33:57+00:00May 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Myths About Microfilariae: Exposing the Truth About Heartworm Disease in Pets

Unfortunately, many myths and misconceptions about heartworm disease continually swirl around, which can lead to deadly consequences for your pet. Our Fairfax Veterinary Clinic team sets the story straight about this parasitic disease, so you can better protect your four-legged friend. Myth: Only pets who live outdoors get heartworm disease. Fact: While pets who live [...]

By |2023-04-20T17:22:11+00:00April 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Pet Toxins

As a pet owner, you do everything you can to protect your pet, and while you can’t prevent every veterinary emergency, you can take precautions to decrease your furry pal’s poisoning risk. The most common veterinary emergencies involve pets’ accidental ingestion of common medications, foods, plants, and household items. March is National Pet Poison Prevention [...]

By |2023-03-25T23:12:10+00:00March 25th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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