The Transformative Power of Therapy Animals

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Therapy has become a lot more common among people of all ages and from all backgrounds. This has allowed people to learn about the variety of types of therapy, including pet-assisted therapy. Discover the transformative power of therapy animals and how pet-assisted therapy can help people dealing with many different conditions. 

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The Transformative Power of Pet Fostering

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At Arlington Animal Hospital, we’ve witnessed the remarkable changes that pet fostering can bring to animals and humans alike. The act of providing a temporary home for a pet in need doesn’t just help the animal—it can also transform the lives of foster caregivers in profound and unexpected ways.

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The Role of Genetics in Pet Health: Understanding Breed-Specific Concerns

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Pet genetic testing provides insights like never before for pet families who want to learn more about their pet’s specific ancestry and the potential for inherited health conditions. Just like 23andMe for people, at-home pet genetic testing is safe and simple, and can help you uncover clues to your pet’s current and future healthcare needs.

At Arlington Animal Hospital, we prioritize preventive care, and pet genetic testing can play an important role in predicting a pet’s breed-specific health concerns as they age. Keep reading for more insights into the roles of feline and canine genetics.

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The Impact of Gut Health on Your Pet’s Overall Well-Being

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At Arlington Animal Hospital, we understand that when most pet owners think about their pet’s health, they consider diet, exercise, and regular vet check-ups. Yet, there’s an essential aspect of pet health that often goes unnoticed: gut health. Just as with humans, the health of a pet’s digestive system plays a vital role in their overall well-being. Read on to discover how the world within your pet’s gut influences their health.

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Homegrown Health: Natural Remedies to Improve Your Pet’s Well-Being

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The global wellness industry exceeds a trillion dollars a year, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, the global pet care market alone is expected to hit $245 billion in 2023. There is a prominent overlap between wellness and pet care, and as people continue to value natural remedies, forecasted trends promote holistic pet care.

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Eco-Friendly Pet Care: Sustainable Practices for a Greener Future

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Being a responsible pet owner definitely makes the world a better place, but it’s not always earth-friendly. Between the agricultural practices, livestock management, packaging, and transportation of pet foods, the pet care industry has an immutable impact on rising greenhouse gasses. Despite this ever-growing carbon footprint, we can make a variety of changes to the ways we provide and care for our best friends. Eco-friendly pet care is not only easy and straightforward, it has a tremendous effect on the future. 

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Innovations in Veterinary Medicine: Advancements Shaping the Future of Pet Care

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As passionate animal lovers and dedicated professionals, we are always seeking the latest advancements to ensure your furry companions receive the best possible treatment. Today, we’ll delve into some of the most remarkable veterinary surgery advancements and innovative techniques that are paving the way for a healthier and happier life for your pets.

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Expert Insights on Pet Nutrition and Diet for a Healthy Life

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We all know how important a good diet is to our overall health and longevity. When it comes to the best information on pet nutrition, who better to look to than your own Arlington Animal Hospital? Healthy pets are what we do, and we know all about the nutritional needs of pets and how to help them thrive.

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The Importance of Pet Rehabilitation for a Happy and Healthy Life

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Physical therapy and rehabilitation isn’t just for people. When our pets experience injuries, undergo surgery, or experience loss of mobility due to aging or other health conditions, pet rehabilitation therapy can help manage pain, promote improved range of motion, and accelerate overall pet recovery.

Read on to learn more about the ways in which pet rehabilitation therapy can help your pet enjoy relief from pain, greater mobility, and improved quality of life.

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Remembering Our Beloved Companions: Coping with the Loss of a Pet

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Losing a pet is one of the most difficult experiences you can go through. Our pets are our companions, our friends, and our family members. They offer us unconditional love, companionship, and support. When they pass away, it can leave us feeling lost, sad, and even depressed. 

Coping with pet loss and grief is a process that takes time and patience, and there are strategies for pet loss healing that can help make the journey a little bit easier. At Arlington Animal Hospital, we understand how much your pet means to you and want to help you through this difficult time. We’ve put together some strategies for coping with pet loss that we hope will be helpful to you.

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