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Caring for an Older Dog

Like people, dogs age. Many problems arise during that aging process that must be properly addressed. Dealing with canine aging issues in the proper way can ensure a more [...]

Spring Hazards For Your Pets

Spring is just around the corner! Even though it’s exciting to finally see color in our yards, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers spring plants and fertilizers pose [...]

Tips For Bathing Your Dog

It’s time for your dog to have a bath time it’s just a matter of taking him through a proper bathing technique. If your dog is a novice, you [...]

Spring Health Tips

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able [...]

Smokey Needs a Home

Smokey Needs a Home He has been and neutered and has received all of his vaccinations from Companion Animal Hospital, and we have all of his medical records on [...]

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. It [...]

Pet Owner Best Practices

Companion Animal Clinic is here to support you and your pet. If you need help with your pet and its behavior, please consider our behavioral counseling services. [...]

Pet Emergency Kit

Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea. You can put a first aid kit together [...]

Oral Care For Your Pet

There are more benefits to a healthy smile than looking good and smelling fresh. Regular brushing can help prevent disease, infection, and tooth loss. All of these benefits are [...]

Is chocolate poisonous to dogs?

For dogs, a chemical in chocolate called theobromine is the source of the problem. Theobromine is similar to caffeine. Theobromine is toxic to a dog when it ingests between [...]

How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

Traveling with pets is becoming more and more popular. Today’s dogs, and even cats, are vacationing thanks to friendlier airlines, safety innovations, pet-friendly hotels, resorts, campsites, and restaurants with [...]

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

Exploring the new surroundings of your home is one of the first things your new puppy will do when he arrives. When you see your home through his eyes, [...]

How to keep your dog healthy

In the last 50 years or so, the health of domestic dogs has declined dramatically. Dogs are getting serious diseases at younger ages and are living shorter lives. Clearly [...]

Guidelines For Dog Training

No matter what you’re trying to teach your dog, from housetraining to “heel,” there are a few basic guidelines that will make the process go easier:Be consistent.Use the same cue [...]

Giving Medications at Home

At Companion Animal Clinic, we do our best to explain to you how to give your pet medication at home. If you have any questions or need some pointers, please [...]

Four Steps to a Healthy Adult Dog

How to make sure your dog attains his ideal weight and maintains a healthy weight for life. Track your dog’s weight Losing weight can propel your dog toward better [...]

Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat Raw Fish Human-grade sushi is generally safe for people, but it can cause gastrointestinal upset in cats, There is thiaminase in raw [...]

First Vet Visit

Companion Animal Clinic is here to help you with your first vet visit and to answer all your questions. Please schedule an appointment with us today! [...]

Employer of the Year Award

Companion Animal Clinic Receives 2010 Martha Glennan Employer of the Year Award The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board hosted the 2010 Martha Glennan Employer of the Year Awards Reception and [...]

Chocolate Toxicity in Cats?

Cats, and especially kittens, are known for eating things they are not supposed to. This can be a dangerous combination when there is chocolate around. Chocolate is derived from [...]

Charley Before and After Grooming

Does your canine companion deserve a pick me up? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs! Bathing and grooming are really important for your [...]

Caring for your pet

Being a responsible pet owner is understanding what your pet needs and also being aware of what your responsibilities are to the community. Following are some basic rules for [...]

Caring for an Adopted Pet

You have adopted a new pet…congratulations! Get your new pet started off on the right paw with these basic behavioral and health care pointers: Be gentle and patient Animals [...]

Active Indoor Cat

Companion Animal Clinic supports you and your active indoor cat. Keep your cat healthy with our wellness program.

Allergies in Dogs

Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them.What is an allergy?An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of [...]

Dog Nail Trimming

At Companion Animal Clinic, we care about you and your dog. If you are not comfortable trimming your dog's nails, please make an appointment with our grooming service. [...]

Summer Heat Risks

Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa cares about the health of your pets. If you have any concerns about your pet and the summer heat, please make an appointment [...]

Cat Nail Trimming

At Hudson Veterinary Clinic Pet Resort and Spa, we care about you and your cat. If you are not comfortable trimming your cat's nails, please make an appointment with our grooming [...]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa, we care about the happiness of your dog. If you think your dog may have separation anxiety, please make an appointment for behavioral [...]

Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we focus on proactive and preventive care for your pet. Please schedule an appointment to discuss one of our wellness programs, [...]

Motion Sickness in Dogs

A car ride! A car ride! A car ride! For most dogs it’s the greatest thing since the cookie. But a dog can get motion sickness just like people do, which [...]

Cats Love Car Trips

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we care about your pets and their wellbeing during travel times. Please check out our travel services.

Corneal Ulcers

The clear front covering of the eye, known as the cornea, is a delicate structure. As such, corneal ulcers can result from trauma to the eye or one of [...]

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

They didn't coin the term "doggy paddle" because canines stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are [...]

Wellness Testing

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we care about your pet's wellness. Please check out our wellness programs for your special family member.

Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to you when you call his name, but cats, as usual, are a different story. What is the difference? The evolutionary records show that dogs [...]

Declaw Surgery for Cats

Scratching is a natural cat behavior, but it can be destructive in a household. Declaw surgery generally involves the removal of all or a portion of the last bone in each [...]

Periodontal Disease

At Hudson Veterinary Hospital Pet Resort and Spa we care about the dental health of your pet. Please check out our Dental Services to support your pet's dental health. [...]

Atopy – An Allergic Skin Reaction

You want your pet to look good and feel good. But if he’s suffering from atopy — an allergic skin reaction – neither is the case. The itching can make [...]

Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Some of these signs, such as weight loss and bad breath, may be indicative of cancer or they may signify other health problems. Regardless, they should always prompt a discussion with your [...]

Feline Pneumonia: What you need to know

​​​​Is your cat coughing, wheezing and producing nasty-looking snot from her nose? It’s not a run-of-the-mill cold as we might think of it. Cats can be prone to respiratory [...]

Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

A roly-poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Here’s how to keep your pet’s weight in check. Why You Should Watch [...]

Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping your pet will make a big difference if they wander out of your yard or get lost for any other reason.  Check out our services for more information. [...]