Leesburg Veterinary Blog

Dental maintenance 101: Willow’s day at the vet!

March 1, 2014

Each February, the American Veterinary Medical Association sponsors Pet Dental Health Month in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of preventative oral health care by encouraging at-home teeth brushing and regular dental cleanings.   With February coming to an end, you may be thinking we’re a little late in promoting dental health awareness, however,…

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Case Study Report: The Dangers of Foreign Body Ingestion

February 21, 2014

Sammy is an approximately 13 year old neutered male German Shepherd dog that was rescued by his current owner in 2005.  His owner bought him some new toys and gave them to Sammy one Saturday afternoon in January.  Sammy must have been extra excited about his new toys, because instead of just playing with them,…

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Open your heart to an exotic pet.

February 15, 2014

We want to wish everyone- including all of our extra-lovable furry friends- a very Happy Valentine’s Weekend! Did you know that February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month?  What better way to share the love in your home this Valentine’s weekend than by a adopting a cute rabbit or exotic animal.   Rabbits and other exotic…

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Harnessing the Olympic Spirit: A healthy and active lifestyle is best for our pets too!

February 8, 2014

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games kick off this weekend in Sochi, Russia.   Many of us, sports fans and non-fans alike, look forward to the Games, as it’s an opportunity to see the world’s best athletes come together and compete on their sport’s biggest stage.  The Olympic Games give us a great excuse to curl up…

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Not All Online Pharmacies are Created Equal: A guide to knowing which vendors are reputable and provide safe medications for your pet.

January 31, 2014

These days it seems there are a plethora of advertisements and television commercials for online pet pharmacies where cute cartoon animals happily retrieve their monthly tick or heartworm preventatives right from the mailman at the front door.   It’s true, online pet pharmacies are a convenient way to purchase Fido’s or Fluffy’s preventatives, chronic medications, or…

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Micrcoscopic Surgical Techniques on a Mighty Hamster

January 23, 2014

A cute little black and white hamster named Oreo had a tumor on top of his head for quite some time.  Recently however, his owners had noticed a sudden increase in the growth of the mass.  After discussing the risks versus benefits of anesthesia and surgery in a geriatric hamster with Dr. Kloer, Oreo’s family…

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When was the last time you looked in your pet’s mouth?

January 17, 2014

In honor of our tagline, “News and notes straight from the horse’s (and dog’s and cat’s) mouth,” we thought it would be fitting that our introductory post was literally about what is going on in your pet’s mouth.  Well…what did you see?   And what did you SMELL?  Look closely now and don’t be surprised if…

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