Fort Hunt Animal Hospital

Fort Hunt Animal Hospital Proudly serving the Alexandria and Mount Vernon area since 1985 Whether you'll be away for a day or for a few weeks, you can count on Fort Hunt Animal Hospital for trustworthy boarding care for your animals.

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11/01/2021

Did you know that November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month? Cancer affects one in four dogs and one in five cats. It is also the number one disease-related killer of both cats and dogs. This month is about educating owners about the signs and treatment options for pets with cancer. If you have any questions, contact us. forthuntanimalhospital.com

Happy Halloween! We hope you and your pets have a fun-filled, safe time this weekend!
10/29/2021

Happy Halloween! We hope you and your pets have a fun-filled, safe time this weekend!

Happy Halloween! We hope you and your pets have a fun-filled, safe time this weekend!

There are many ways for both cats and dogs to be injured. These are the top 10 most common ways a pet can become hurt an...
10/27/2021
Top 10 Dog and Cat Injuries

There are many ways for both cats and dogs to be injured. These are the top 10 most common ways a pet can become hurt and what you as an owner can do to prevent these injuries.

Veterinarians talk to WebMD about common injuries in dogs and cats.

10/25/2021

As we approach Halloween, it's important to remember that candy and food sweetened with xylitol can be deadly for your dog to consume. If you have products with xylitol in them around your home, keep them out of reach of your pet.

How cool is that!
10/22/2021

How cool is that!

How cool is that!

One of the factors that play an extremely important role in your pet's health is what they eat. While you may want to tr...
10/20/2021
People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

One of the factors that play an extremely important role in your pet's health is what they eat. While you may want to treat them to some things on your dinner plate here and there, there are some foods that you should always avoid feeding your pet.

View the list of poisonous foods to avoid, including: chocolate, xylitol, alcohol, avocado, coffee, caffeine, citrus, coconut, coconut oil, grapes, raisin, macadamia nuts, milk and dairy.

10/18/2021

In order to have your pet as part of your life for as long as possible, you have to stay on top of their health just like you do your own. Bring them in to see us and make sure of it. forthuntanimalhospital.com

Boredom in cats can lead to behavioral issues like aggression, scratching, urination outside the litter box, and more. K...
10/15/2021

Boredom in cats can lead to behavioral issues like aggression, scratching, urination outside the litter box, and more. Keep your cat entertained with these tips to avoid any issues.

Boredom in cats can lead to behavioral issues like aggression, scratching, urination outside the litter box, and more. Keep your cat entertained with these tips to avoid any issues.

Pups love Halloween treats just like humans, so why not make some that are safe for them to consume and delicious. Here ...
10/13/2021
15 DIY Treats You Can Make For Your Dog This Halloween

Pups love Halloween treats just like humans, so why not make some that are safe for them to consume and delicious. Here are some DIY ideas that you can recreate for your pet, while of course, keeping their dietary restrictions in mind.

Now, this holiday can be a favorite with both you AND your dog.

10/11/2021

Our veterinary team's involvement in your pet's life doesn't stop the moment your appointment ends. We are dedicated to educating our clients even when you aren't in the office so your pet can live a healthy life. If you have any questions about care, contact us. forthuntanimalhospital.com

As a responsible pet owner, there are a few measures you must take to ensure your pet lives a healthy life.
10/08/2021

As a responsible pet owner, there are a few measures you must take to ensure your pet lives a healthy life.

As a responsible pet owner, there are a few measures you must take to ensure your pet lives a healthy life.

Did you know what dogs can also become depressed, much like humans? While the way in which they experience depression is...
10/06/2021
Do Dogs Get Depression? How to Help Your Sad Dog

Did you know what dogs can also become depressed, much like humans? While the way in which they experience depression is different from the disorder that affects us, it is possible that they start to become withdrawn. Here are the symptoms of depression in dogs and what you can do to help your pet.

Can dogs get depression? Learn about the signs of depression in dogs and find out how to help your sad dog.

10/04/2021

Spooky season is officially here and that means an abundance of Halloween candy everywhere. Candy is not healthy for dogs and treats with xylitol can be lethal for them. Be sure to keep the treats out of reach of your pet so that they stay safe.

What are you doing to keep your pet healthy?
10/01/2021

What are you doing to keep your pet healthy?

What are you doing to keep your pet healthy?

Cats, just like humans, need exercise to stay healthy. Here are some tips on how to get your cat to exercise.
09/29/2021
Exercise for Cats: 9 Fun Ways to Play

Cats, just like humans, need exercise to stay healthy. Here are some tips on how to get your cat to exercise.

Your cat needs exercise to stay healthy. Get tips from WebMD on how you can encourage your cat to play every day.

09/27/2021

A healthy pet is a happy pet and we're here to make sure your pet is the healthiest it can be. forthuntanimalhospital.com

It's important to be mindful of how much you feed your dog based on breed, age, and size in order to prevent obesity and...
09/24/2021

It's important to be mindful of how much you feed your dog based on breed, age, and size in order to prevent obesity and other health conditions.

It's important to be mindful of how much you feed your dog based on breed, age, and size in order to prevent obesity and other health conditions.

Happy first day of fall! Do you have any ideas of what you can do to keep your pet happy during the fall? Here are a few...
09/22/2021
Our Top Pet Health Tips for Autumn

Happy first day of fall! Do you have any ideas of what you can do to keep your pet happy during the fall? Here are a few!

A new season means new risks for your pets; keep them healthy and happy with these tips!

09/20/2021

Did you know that your pet can still get fleas and ticks well into the fall months? Many owners are under the impression that their pet is less likely to get them compared to the summertime but the parasites still thrive in autumn as well. Contact us if you need information on the best ways to prevent these pests from infecting your pets. forthuntanimalhospital.com

If your dog is struggling with an upset stomach, one of these may be the reason why. Give us a call if symptoms worsen, ...
09/17/2021

If your dog is struggling with an upset stomach, one of these may be the reason why. Give us a call if symptoms worsen, your dog throws up multiple times, is weak, or has blood in its stool. forthuntanimalhospital.com

If your dog is struggling with an upset stomach, one of these may be the reason why. Give us a call if symptoms worsen, your dog throws up multiple times, is weak, or has blood in its stool. forthuntanimalhospital.com

If your cat or dog is constantly sneezing, these are some of the typical reasons that can cause it.
07/30/2021

If your cat or dog is constantly sneezing, these are some of the typical reasons that can cause it.

If your cat or dog is constantly sneezing, these are some of the typical reasons that can cause it.

If your cat has recently undergone a surgical procedure, you may have a few questions. Here are some FAQs about your cat...
07/28/2021
Cat Surgery Aftercare FAQs

If your cat has recently undergone a surgical procedure, you may have a few questions. Here are some FAQs about your cat's recovery.

Dr. Tiffany Tupler discusses cat surgery aftercare, including pain meds for cats after surgery and issues like constipation or not using the litter box after surgery.

07/26/2021

If you want to keep your dog cool in the summer heat, some simple tips include:

• Letting them play in the water or take a dip in the pool
• Provide plenty of water for hydration
• Have dog-safe ice cream
• Get a doggy cooling mat

What precautions do you take to prevent your pet from being lost?
07/23/2021

What precautions do you take to prevent your pet from being lost?

What precautions do you take to prevent your pet from being lost?

During the summer, temperatures inside of a car can be in the 100s. Your pets should never be left inside your car as th...
07/21/2021
Why You Should Never Leave Your Dog in the Car - My Animals

During the summer, temperatures inside of a car can be in the 100s. Your pets should never be left inside your car as they can suffer from heatstroke and in extreme cases, death.

Regardless of the time of year, you should never leave your dog alone in the car. This is especially true in the summer, and we'll tell you why.

07/19/2021

A common mistake owners make is leaving their medications within reach of their pets. Medications like antihistamines, diet, sleeping, heart, or blood pressure pills are dangerous for your dog to consume. If your dog has accidentally eaten any of your prescribed medications, contact us right away. forthuntanimalhospital.com

Do you have any activities planned for you and your pet this summer?
07/16/2021

Do you have any activities planned for you and your pet this summer?

Do you have any activities planned for you and your pet this summer?

No owner wants to deal with the scare of losing a pet and wondering if they'll return home. Here are 10 helpful tips to ...
07/14/2021
National Lost Pet Prevention Month: 10 Tips To Make Sure You Won't Lose Your Dog - DogTime

No owner wants to deal with the scare of losing a pet and wondering if they'll return home. Here are 10 helpful tips to help you keep your pet safe and sound at home with you.

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does not get lost. Even if you believe you're the safest pet parent in the world, it's always smart to make sure you have a checklist to prevent your pet from getting lost, just in cas...

07/12/2021

We want you and your pet to have a worry-free summer this year! Bring your furry friend in for a wellness exam so we can check to make sure they reach and maintain optimum health. forthuntanimalhospital.com

If your dog is displaying any of these common symptoms, it may be suffering from an ear infection.
07/09/2021

If your dog is displaying any of these common symptoms, it may be suffering from an ear infection.

If your dog is displaying any of these common symptoms, it may be suffering from an ear infection.

Does it seem as if your cat is always hungry? There are a few reasons why your cat may always be eating.
07/07/2021
Why Is My Cat Always Hungry?

Does it seem as if your cat is always hungry? There are a few reasons why your cat may always be eating.

A cat can act like it is always hungry and there may be a medical reason for this. Learn what behavior is normal and when to see your veterinarian.

07/05/2021

Is your pet microchipped? Schedule an appointment to come to our office to get your furry friend chipped. forthuntanimalhospital.com

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. This month is about encouraging pet owners to take the necessary steps to av...
07/02/2021

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. This month is about encouraging pet owners to take the necessary steps to avoid their pets from straying from home.

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. This month is about encouraging pet owners to take the necessary steps to avoid their pets from straying from home.

The short answer, yes! Dogs can get burned and suffer from irritated skin just like humans who have spent a long period ...
06/30/2021
Can Dogs Get Sunburned?

The short answer, yes! Dogs can get burned and suffer from irritated skin just like humans who have spent a long period of time in the sun with no protection.

Do dogs need sunscreen? Find out whether dogs can get sunburned and how to protect your dog from sun exposure and heat.

We are proud to announce our continued AAHA accreditation! A big thank you to our staff for always doing their best to p...
06/29/2021

We are proud to announce our continued AAHA accreditation! A big thank you to our staff for always doing their best to provide excellent medical care to every patient!

We are proud to announce our continued AAHA accreditation! A big thank you to our staff for always doing their best to provide excellent medical care to every patient!

Address

1900 Elkin Street, Suite 5
Alexandria, VA
22308

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 7pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7pm
Thursday 7:30am - 7pm
Friday 7:30am - 7pm
Saturday 7:30am - 12pm

Telephone

(703) 360-6100

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We are committed to providing the quality care that your pet deserves. We understand that your pet is a very important member of your family, which is why we treat your pet as if it was our own. We are AAHA-accredited, have Fear Free Certified Professionals on our team, and are a Certified Cat Friendly Practice by the AAFP. Our goal is a stress-free visit for every pet, every time. We are primarily a small animal veterinary hospital. We see dogs and cats most often, but we are also happy to see your exotic pets--birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and others--so keep Fort Hunt Animal Hospital in mind when searching for a veterinarian for all of your furry family members! We also provide boarding services for pets while their families are away. Boarding pets have immediate access to health care if needed, as well as a trained and experienced staff to keep your pets healthy and happy on a daily basis. Let us know how satisfied you are with our services by reviewing us on Yelp or Google! Or, send us an email to let us know if there’s anything we can do better.

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A note of recommendation and public thanks: We lost our darling Irish girl today and I want to publicly thank Fort Hunt Animal Hospital for their care during this time. We moved here just months ago and our girl was leaping with joy to move to Fort Hunt. We had found her quite the yard and she approved. She had three months of lovely walks here, playing in all the landscaping and exploring the backyard that though well landscaped she claimed as her own personal jungle. She began to act unwell just a few weeks ago and Fort Hunt Animal Hospital treated her as though she had always been a patient and at age 13 and a half gave us all the option that were before us. She was diagnosed with advanced Lymphoma. She has been home with us and today to minimize suffering we made the heart breaking choice to let her go knowing that she was so stubborn and willful that she would never want to leave us. Often people ask about vet recs and I can't recommend Dr. Erin Phoenix or Dr. Christine Bradley as well as Nikki who was with us today as we said goodbye. If you are looking for a good practice, look no further. We don't deserve dogs. Our Bailey had done 6 PSC moves, lived in 3 different states, spent summers in Missouri and Kansas with family, raised 3 fine children (I was only the helper), and was the one stable thing in a Mil family that has constant change. We are so grateful to Fort Hunt Animal Hospital for walking us through this time and the compassionate care they gave our girl.
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Just wanted to share with Dr Kingsley and staff....our Little Joey turned 2 today! Love and miss you all xoxo Joey Sorrentino and family!