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Canine Influenza – What You Need to Know Now.

  About Canine influenza, otherwise known as “dog flu”, is an extremely contagious infection.  There are now two strains of the virus that are affecting canines, H3N8 and H3N2.  While the H3N8 strain was first noted in Florida in 2004, this new strain (H3N2) originated in Korea, China, and Thailand and was not seen in

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We Are Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from the Caring Hands family!  This time of year reminds us to pause and reflect on the year and all the amazing people and opportunities we have in our lives.  We are so grateful for the powerful gift of being able to provide care for our clients’ precious four-legged family members.  This opportunity

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7 Keys to a Healthy Senior Pet

Diet A pet’s diet needs will change over the course of their life and as they get older.  Considerations for a quality diet include digestibility, calorie levels, and supplements that help with aging.  There are more pet food options on the market than ever before and selecting the “right” one can be daunting for a

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Employee of the Month

Brian Neumann, DVM – CHAH Alexandria Where are you originally from? I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and I moved to Great Falls, VA before going to college. What are your favorite hobbies/activities? I have a lot of hobbies that keep me busy! I am a certified Scuba diver and dive master and an avid fisherman

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What is Calicivirus?

We understand that many of you have questions about the recent viral outbreak at the Prince William Animal Shelter.  We are here to support our clients and answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to give us a call. What is calicivirus? Calicivirus is a virus that is can cause an upper respiratory

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Howl o’ ween Walk to the Rescue

Join us for a 1k walk to raise money for animal welfare groups!

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Tilly’s Travels – Strut Your Mutt

Hi! My name is Tilly. I am a Rat Terrier mix and I love to travel with my mom, Marinda. I have a new feature on my favorite animal hospital’s blog, where I will be sharing tips from my travels for my fellow canine comrades who also love to explore the world. Here we go!

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Check the Chip Day 2015

We all think it couldn’t possibly happen to us, but the sobering fact is over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in U.S. every year. We understand that things happen – the door is left open for a second too long, your pet gets spooked by a loud sound, or they just

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Tilly’s Travels – Finger Lakes, NY

Hi! My name is Tilly. I am a Rat Terrier mix and I love to travel with my mom, Marinda. I have a new feature on my favorite animal hospital’s blog, where I will be sharing tips from my travels for my fellow canine comrades who also love to explore the world. Here we go!

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8 Tips for Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

by Samantha Daniels Emergencies can create confusion and making sure your family is safe is priority. In these critical moments, there are some special considerations when a pet is a member of your family. Make sure you know how to keep your pet safe during and after an emergency by following these tips. 1. Prevention

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