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How To Make Moving To A New Home Less Stressful For Your Pet

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How To Make Moving To A New Home Less Stressful For Your Pet Moving to a new home is an exciting, but stressful, time for everyone, including the family pet. Most pets are reasonably adaptable, and your pet will be happy as long as they remain with their family, and their basic needs are met. Here is some basic advice to help you prepare for and ease your pets transition to your new home. Before moving day •Know the rules. Investigate your new community’s rules on pet vaccinations, license requirements and leash laws. Some states and communities restrict the number of dogs/cats…

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Air Travel Tips For Your Pets

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Air Travel Tips Top 10 Tips for Safe Air Travel with Your Pet Traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and the four-legged members of your family. But with thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone. If your animal is small enough to fit under your seat and you can bring him or her in the cabin with you. Larger animals will need to travel in the cargo area of the plane. Here are ten tips for safe air travel with your pet: Make an appointment with your pet’s veterinarian for a checkup, and…

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Choosing A New Pet – Written By. Dr. Patricia Ainsworth

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Choosing a New Pet – By Dr. Patricia Ainsworth              Regardless whether you are a current, previous or first-time pet owner, a little advance planning can make the entire experience more rewarding.  Since Falls Road Veterinary Hospital sees only dogs and cats, I’ll confine my discussion to these species.  I love to get calls from prospective pet owners before the decision is made.  I’d rather set the record straight in advance than deal with “buyer’s remorse” if the choice is ill-conceived.              One of the most important considerations in pet selection is your own resources of time, space and money. …

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Kennel Cough

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KENNEL COUGH (INFECTIOUS TRACHEOBRONCHITIS) WHAT IS IT? “Kennel cough” is an infectious bronchitis characterized by a harsh, hacking cough which most people describe as sounding like “something stuck in my dog’s throat.” It is analogous to a chest cold for humans and is only a serious condition in special circumstances (see below); in general, it resolves on its own. A dog with Kennel Cough generally feels active and maintains a normal appetite despite frequent fits of coughing. There is usually no fever or listlessness, just lots of coughing. NOT SURE WHAT A COUGHING DOG SOUNDS LIKE? Dogs can make an…

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Welcome to Falls Road Veterinary Hospital

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Welcome to Falls Road Veterinary Hospital, located in Potomac, MD. Our philosophy is to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date medical care possible to our patients, combined with a well-informed clientele. Our veterinarians have established a reputation for high quality medicine, compassionate care, and forming a lasting bond with our patients, clients, and the community. We treat each pet as if they were our own here at Falls Road Veterinary Hospital. Our Staff understands the importance of your pet as a family member and like any family member your pet deserves the finest possible health care. This we will always strive to maintain….

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