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 Special Event: Holiday Photos with your Pet WhenSun, December 4, 11am – 3pmWhereThe Big Bad Woof Takoma, 6960 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012 (map)DescriptionWHS/WARL is hosting our annual Holiday Photos with your Pet events and the first event is scheduled! Be sure to stop by ...

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 ...

Can Acupuncture Help My Pet?


Acupuncture works with underlying energy and can be used in animals for most conditions.  Some of the issues I’ve used acupuncture to effectively address include kidney failure, arthritis, liver related issues (hepatic lipidosis), behavior/emotional issues (aggression, anxiety, fear), necrotic ears (tissue dying from lack of ...

Scary places, people and things!


Many owners struggle with living with a fearful dog.  It can be incredibly challenging when your dog is afraid of some of the inevitabilities of life – the vet, groomers, loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms, or various people or dogs.  Fearful dogs can ...

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