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DogFest 2016  Saturday, September 17 10am-4pm     Come for a doggone great family day including a walk, games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations, and lots of food! Meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups. Kids will love the Kids Kennel with crafts, face-paint, Moonbounce, and all ...

The Final Act of Kindness


When death comes, either naturally or accidentally to a pet we have loved and cared for, it is a very traumatic experience. It is also natural to want to ensure that these members of the family are treated with compassion, dignity and respect. If you choose to have your ...

Rabies: How to Prevent it and What to Do if You Get Bitten


Rabies infections in people are rare in the United States. However, nationally, there are about 7,000 rabies cases each year in animals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though rabies is lethal, the good news is that it’s preventable. Passed to a person ...

The Dangers of Xylitol for Pets


Xylitol is a low-calorie sweetener that is finding its way into an increasing amount of products. The sweetener is not limited to food and is included in many dental products, as well as medications and vitamins. Although this sweetener is “natural,” it is extremely toxic to ...

Laser Therapy


Takoma Park Animal Clinic has a new healing laser, the MR4 ActiVet. A LASER is a medical device that uses light waves to enhance healing in the body. There are several types of medical lasers that you may have heard about. Surgical lasers are used ...

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