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Lessons From the Dogs of Lucca

When walking down the street, I note every dog in front and behind me. I note their gait, their body condition score, their weight,...

Blessing of the Animals at St. Peter’s

On Monday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., bring your furry (or scaly) friends to St. Peter's on Capitol Hill (Second at C St. SE)...

Veterinary Health Workers: The Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

Almost eighteen months ago, as the world suddenly came to a halt, the way we conduct business dramatically changed. Veterinary medicine was faced with...

Animal Communication

When I awoke the morning after talking to Marcello, my goldendoodle who transitioned last year after 15.5 years together, my heart felt lighter and...

Ticks: Perennial Problem for Human and Animal Health

Ticks are a perennial problem for human and animal health, as they are vectors of transmission of various potentially debilitating ailments. Utilizing flea and...

Sharing Our Gardens with Our Pets

Summertime is here and we all want to be outside.  And so do our pets! For many of us, it may mean leashing up...

The District Vet: About Heartworm

Heartworm disease is endemic to the United States, and most of the dogs in Washington, DC, are taking a preventive to ward off this...

Enter the Hill Rag Pet Photo Contest!

You know your pet is a star! Prove it --get it in print! Send us your favorite pet photos for a chance and fame! Winning...

Don’t Discount Aggression in Cats

After house-soiling, aggression is the second most common behavioral issue we see in cats. Aggression in cats is not taken as seriously as in...

The District Vet

With cautious optimism, it is time to start preparing our furry friends for our return to a modified pre-pandemic life. As quickly as we...
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