• Pets Help Keep Seniors Happier, Healthier

    Pets Help Keep Seniors Happier, Healthier0

    French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors, regardless of whether they’re living on their own or in a senior

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  • Caring for our Aging Pets

    Caring for our Aging Pets0

    By Kimberly Correnti Contributor From greying faces to a slower paced walk, it’s easy to see the outward signs of our pet’s aging. But what’s far more important is to understand that the internal body is also changing. There are many steps we can do to help their body live a longer and healthier life.

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  • Too Much of a Cute Thing: Kittens Flood County Shelters and Rescues

    Too Much of a Cute Thing: Kittens Flood County Shelters and Rescues0

    It’s that time of year again: kitten season. Every year from May to early fall, shelters and rescues across the country receive hundreds of kittens looking for homes. Most are from unwanted and unexpected litters, Loudoun County Animal Services Community Relations Manager Nicole Falceto said. Cats reach sexual maturity as early as four months of

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  • Wholistic Paws Opens Complementary Medicine Center in Ashburn

    Wholistic Paws Opens Complementary Medicine Center in Ashburn0

    While attending veterinary school at Virginia Tech, Dr. Krisi Erwin went to a weekend seminar for complementary medicine where visiting veterinarians talked about acupuncture, massage and herb therapy as a complement to conventional veterinary practices.  Combining the two is a holistic approach; considering your pet’s entire well-being and a mix of treatments, not just individual symptoms or

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  • Finding Forever Homes: FOHA’s Story

    Finding Forever Homes: FOHA’s Story0

    Nearly 50 years ago, Anne Lewis took a stray dog to a local shelter, hoping it would find a loving home. When Lewis went back to check on the dog, to her horror, she found it had been euthanized. “That got her mission rolling,” said Tracey Griffith, Friends of Homeless Animals’ Program Manager, the group

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  • Loudoun Animal Shelter to Offer Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine

    Loudoun Animal Shelter to Offer Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine0

    Loudoun County Animal Services is offering a low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic to help pet owners meet state-required cat and dog vaccination requirements. The clinic will be open for cats and dogs, noon to 3 p.m. April 23 at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike in Waterford. All cats and dogs over the age

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