Our power is back on!
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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.
Our power is back on!
We are currently without power or phones. We have no access to pet or client information. Any appointments during this time will be rescheduled as needed.
If your pet is having an emergency please call and ER or try The Regional Veterinary Referral Center at 703-451-8900.
You can still pick up your pets from boarding, please just come inside.
We will update when power has returned.
Shouting CONGRATULATIONS! to our now officially Licensed Veterinary Technician, Malcolm! Malcolm has been with Fort Hunt for nearly 6 years, and we are so proud of his accomplishments! Way to go, Malcolm!
Medication Take Back Day
Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00am to 2:00pm you have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unused medications.
Go to https://www.dea.gov/takebackday -locator to find a location near your home.
The DEA thanks you for your support!
The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications fro...
Adoptable Pup Alert! Hello Fort Hunt Family! We are in search of a home for this sweet pup - Biscuit! His owner's family made the tough decision to surrender him after his owner sadly passed away. When he came to us, Biscuit needed a little love to get his weight back up, but now he is doing great and ready to go to his new forever home!
A little about him: he is 9 years old, but you wouldn’t know it as he still has young dog energy! He lived in a house with children and cats and seemed to do well with them. He seems to be ok with dogs with low energy and a proper introduction. He LOVES food and his ball and is as sweet as can be. His previous owner said that he could play ball for hours. If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting or fostering him please reach out! We know that his previous owner would want him to find a new family who loves him just as much as he did.
We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with PetDesk to bring an easier way for you to access your pets' medical records, schedule appointments, request medication refills, and other amazing services! We understand the frustration that sometimes you may feel that your phone calls are not getting through to us, and we hope that this service will make communication easier and more effective.
If you currently use our Petly page to monitor and track your pets' health records, that account will no longer be accessible after the end of this month. Please call the hospital with any questions.
During this transfer, we apologize to any clients who may receive duplicate appointment notifications or emails.
Click the link below to download the app!
Our team at Fort Hunt Animal Hospital strives to provide the utmost care for all of our patients and clients. As with many other businesses, this clinic has faced unprecedented hardship due to COVID related restrictions and staff availability. The number of pets in our area has increased significantly while the number of qualified veterinary staff has not. We are hiring for new veterinarians but this shortage is a problem affecting the entire veterinary field, causing limited appointment availability as well as longer wait times.
Please keep this is mind as you call to schedule your pet with us. Currently we are booking appointments approximately two weeks out, and procedures as far as a month out. In order to be more accommodating to our loyal clients who have been with us through this difficult time, we have made the decision to no longer take new clients for the time being. However, we are not an emergency facility so same-day doctor's appointments are still going to be rare, and dependent on doctor availability.
Please allow 24-48 hours for prescription refills. We will do our best to have them filled as quickly as possible, but please submit requests with enough time that your pet does not run out of medication.
Beginning April 23rd we will also be closed on Saturdays. This will give our doctors the ability to see more appointments, and perform more procedures throughout the week.
We understand this is a frustrating time for everyone, and we want to help your pets as much as you want to get them help. We are doing everything we can to make that happen, including utilizing a waitlist so that we can call with earlier appointments as cancelations occur, and charging no-show fees for missed appointments to discourage wasted reservations.
As always, please remember to be kind and courteous to our staff members, as we are all doing the best that we can. Thank you for your continued support and trust in us.
Due to inclement weather we will be delaying opening Monday January 17th until 8:30am. Please call ahead before arriving.
UPDATE, OWNERS HAVE BEEN FOUND! Nervous little girl found near Waynewood. Please call 703-360-6100. Please share to help us find her family!
In anticipation of the snow tonight, we will delay opening to 8:30 AM on Friday the 7th.
Our office will be closing at 5:30 PM today, due to worsening roads conditions. Keep warm and stay safe!
Due to inclement weather, our office will be closing at 12 PM today.
Please call or text 703-360-6100 before arriving.
We want your old towels and blankets! As you start cleaning out your closet of dingy towels, and stained blankets please think of us! We use towels and blankets throughout our whole hospital, and we can always use more. Any donations are GREATLY appreciated. Feel free to drop them at our front door or give us a call and we'll collect them from your car. Thank you in advance!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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!
A new season means new risks for your pets; keep them healthy and happy with these tips!
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, 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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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