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Paws for your Heart – A run that makes a difference!

October 18, 2018

Last weekend, many runners and walkers came out to Ida Lee Park in Leesburg to take part in our first annual ‘Paws for your Heart’ 5K and 1K run. Paws for your Heart is a non-profit 501c-3 and something that Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is very proud to sponsor.  Proceeds from the organization are dedicated to…

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July 4th Pet Safety Tips

Keep Em’ Fear Free All Weekend Long: July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 1, 2018

Wow, can you believe the Fourth of July is this Wednesday?  It feels like summer is just getting started!  We hope all of our two-legged and four-legged friends have a great weekend with family and friends at patriotic parties and Independence Day celebrations.  As you’re celebrating the birth of our nation, please keep in mind…

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Halloween Pet Safety Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

October 18, 2017

As we prepare for the spookiest night of the year, let’s take a moment to take our furry friends into consideration.  Nothing is more frightening than having to deal with a pet emergency in the midst of the seasonal festivities.  Get our veterinarian-approved tips to be pet-prepared this Halloween weekend. Furry friends beware – these…

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A Feline Frenzy: Leesburg Veterinary Hospital certified as a Cat Friendly Practice

September 11, 2017

The cat is king! There’s no doubt that Americans are cat people.  According to the American Pet Products Asociation’s 2017 National Pet Owners Survey,  there are an estimated 94.2 million pet cats in 38% of American households.   With this many furry felines a part of our families, it’s more important than ever to keep them…

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The Tale of Tula! Contains surgical/graphic images

September 30, 2019

Tula belongs to one of our amazing team members, Ashley. Ashley has been working at LVH for a very long time, and not only are we very lucky to have her, but any pet that she owns is also extremely lucky to have Ashley too. Ashley adopted Tula a few years ago, and they’ve been…

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Rainy spring weather mosquitoes heartworm disease

Rainy spring weather, mosquitoes, increase your pet’s risk for contracting heartworm disease.

April 3, 2018

Spring has sprung and with the increasing temperatures and seasonal rains, mosquitoes will soon be springing up too!  Mosquitos are the main transmitters of heartworm disease – a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect our pets.   Heartworm disease is caused by worms that live in the pulmonary vessels (the vessels that carry blood to the heart and…

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Easter Pet Poisons

Easter Treats That Are Not So Sweet For Our Pets

March 29, 2018

Will the Easter Bunny be making a stop at your house this weekend? Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe amid baskets full of candy and springtime treats. Candy toxicity and other seasonal poisonings spike in veterinary hospitals around Easter.  Some items which are perfectly safe for human consumption are highly toxic for…

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The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

February 27, 2018

For the pet population as a whole, spaying and neutering is the only way to effectively reduce overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia in crowded shelters. Spaying and neutering also improves your pet’s health and longevity, and may help reduce unruly behavior.

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It’s Pet Dental Health Month! How well do you know your pet’s mouth?

February 1, 2018

February – the month for love!  What better way to show your furry friend how much you love them than by contributing to a clean, fresh, and healthy mouth.  Periodontal disease is no joke.  Our pet’s dental health and oral hygiene is extremely important to their overall health.  Dental problems can cause or be caused by…

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Essential Oils: Feline Friend or Foe?

January 26, 2018

If you use essential oils in your home, be careful with your pets, especially your cats. Avoid applying it to their skin and take measures to insure your cats can easily avoid diffused oils at their will, and never allow ingestion of oils.

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Case Study Analysis: A pup’s accidental ingestion of human medications.

January 23, 2018

Our pets are naturally curious creatures. Often times, if given the time or accessibility, some will take that curiosity as an opportunity to get into substances or materials that could be harmful to them. Ellie is a 6-month old fun, loving, poodle mix that ingested an unknown quantity of human prescription medications. Luckily, Ellie’s owner…

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Cat Chat: Dr. Boyle Answers Curious Kitty Questions

January 23, 2018

In honor of National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day on January 22nd, we asked our clients to take a moment and think about what their furry felines would want to know regarding their own behavior and health, and why their people act like they do.  Dr. Boyle has provided answers to some of the kitty queries.  We hope…

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