House Paws Animal Hospital Round Hill
House Paws Animal Hospital Round Hill is a full-service veterinary hospital offering sick and wellne
We will be closed today, Tuesday 1/16/23 due to the weather. If you experience an emergency, go to your nearest emergency facility.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Dr Knode, Marie, Bella and Becca
Cinco gazing out the window
At our veterinary hospital, we believe that good nutrition is the foundation of good health for your furry friend. The food that your pet eats is the fuel that powers their body, and it affects everything from their energy levels to their coat quality.Proper nutrition is especially important for pets who have specific health conditions, such as diabetes or allergies. In these cases, a specialized diet can make all the difference in managing their condition and improving their quality of life.
But even if your pet doesn't have any specific health concerns, feeding them a high-quality diet is still essential. It can help to prevent obesity, dental problems, and other health issues that can arise from poor nutrition.
At our veterinary hospital, we offer a range of services to help you ensure that your pet is getting the nutrition they need. Our veterinarians can provide expert advice on choosing the right food for your pet, taking into account their age, breed, and any health issues they may have. We can also recommend supplements and other products to support your pet's overall health.
So if you're looking to give your pet the best possible start in life, make sure to prioritize their nutrition. Contact us today to learn more about our pet nutrition services and how we can help you keep your furry friend happy and healthy for years to come.
Bring joy to our vet office, one adorable puppy at a time!
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism in DogsHyperthyroid dogs have an increased metabolism, which leads to hyperactivity and weight loss despite a ravenous appetite. Which can cause the following symptoms:
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Decreased energy level
- Difficulty defecating (constipation)
How to diagnose hyperthyroidism:
- Routine physical exam
- Comprehensive bloodwork
- Thyroid scintigraphy
- Adjusting thyroid supplement dose
- Diet change
- Radiation therapy
- High-dose radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy
Heart disease is less common in cats than in dogs. The most common type of heart disease in cats is adult onset hypertrophic (enlargement or thickening of the heart) cardiomyopathy.The most common signs of heart disease in cats are:
- poor appetite
- weight loss
- increased respiratory rate and effort
- sudden collapse
- sudden hind leg paralysis accompanied by pain due to thromboembolism (blood clots) which may be referred to as a ‘saddle thrombus’
- stunted growth (kittens)
How is congenital heart disease diagnosed?
- electrical recording of the heart (ECG)
- ultrasound examination (echocardiography)
If you're concerned about your cat's heart schedule your appointment today!
Wickett trying to have a meeting with the staff!
Dr. K getting some love from our sweet friend!
Dog flu, or canine influenza virus, is an infectious respiratory disease caused by an influenza A virus. What are the symptoms?
- Coughing (both moist and dry)
- Nasal discharge
- Purulent nasal discharge
- Runny eyes
- Difficulty breathing
Vaccinate your dog yearly for CIV. If you live in an area with a high incidence of dog flu or if your dog regularly spends time in kennels or travels to shows around the country, then they could be at an increased risk of contracting canine influenza.
Chirpa got to spend the day with us!
How Can I Tell if My Dog Has Urinary Tract Problems?- Bloody and/or cloudy urine- Straining or whimpering during urination
- Accidents in the house
- Needing to be let outside more frequently
- Licking around the urinary opening
How do you diagnose a UTI?
A urine sample is obtained from the dog to be examined for bacterial, crystals, and protein.
UTI are treatable and can avoid more serious conditions when caught, and treated early.
Wednesday snuggle with Bella before her procedure 🥰
As a veterinary office, our primary focus is always on the well-being of our furry patients. However, every once in a while, we receive a surprise that reminds us of the positive impact we have on our clients as well.Recently, we were pleasantly surprised to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers from one of our clients.
Receiving these flowers was a heartwarming experience for all of us at the veterinary office. It reminded us of the meaningful connections we form with our clients and the importance of the work we do.
As veterinary professionals, we often encounter challenging cases and difficult decisions. However, receiving this thoughtful gesture helped us remember the joy and fulfillment that comes with helping animals and their human companions.
We are grateful for the trust our clients place in us and we will continue to strive to provide the best care possible for their furry family members. Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for the opportunity to care for your pets – your appreciation means the world to us!
This is what a yeast infection looks like under the microscope.
Is your pet shaking their head? Scratching at their ears? It might be an ear infection. Luckily, ear infections can be treated and managed.
Schedule your pet's visit today and let us take care of that itch for your pet!
Coming in for some snuggles and annual visit!
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by a spiral-shaped bacterial that lives in water or warm, wet soil. Signs of leptospirosis:
- Muscle tenderness
- Increased thirst
- Changes in urination
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Loss of appetite
Leptospirosis can have life-threatening effects on the kidneys, liver, brain, lungs and heart.
You can lower the risk of leptospirosis by keeping your dog up to date on their annual Lepto vaccine.
Schedule your vaccine visit with us today and get your pet protected!
Did somebody say surgery day? 🤩We offer routine surgical procedures (spay, neuter, dental cleanings) and non-routine procedure (TPLO repair, gastropexy).
Why do we do bloodwork every year? - For your pet's health and early detection for diseases.
Routine bloodwork of younger pets provides a baseline of their normal values and may identify hidden illnesses.
Older pets benefit from semi-annual or annual bloodwork based off their specific circumstances and your veterinarian's recommendations. Annual bloodwork can help your veterinarian identify illness and disease that is not physically visible when looking at your pet.
This is important because every year, your veterinarian will compare the bloodwork and ensure that your pet is as healthy as can be.
Fettuccine give Bella some love at her recheck appointment!
Let's talk about kidneys!Kidneys are an important part of filtering out waste. When this function is compromised it falls into two categories:
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Why should I care about kidney disease?
It is estimated that over 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. Therefore, early detection is best!
What causes CKD?
Kidney stones, infections, including Lyme disease, toxins, injuries, generic abnormalities, cancer, and other factors.
How will I know if my pet has kidney disease?
Routine screening will help identify kidney disease. Changes in your pet's behavior, urination defecation and eating and drinking habits can be indicators or kidney disease.
What does that mean?
The good news is that CKD can be treated and managed with the help of your veterinarian. Changes in diet and the right medication can help your pet live happily after being diagnosed with a good quality of life.
Schedule your pet's annual appointment and bloodwork today!
Lou Lou enjoying the sun! Lou Lou is Bella's sweet little girl. She loves rolling on her back and laying with her tummy exposed. You can win her over with cheese and her best friend is her housemate Duke!
Schedule your pet's annual visit!Prevention and early detection of diseases will help your pet live long, happy and healthy life.
Bella and Cinder sharing a chair!
Dogs typically are legally required to be leashed in public areas. It's important to leash train your dog from a young age.
Is it possible to train an older dog? Yes! The process can take a little longer since you will likely have to undo some bad habits your dog picked up along the way. BUT a little patience goes a long way.
Getting a no-pull harness will help keep your pet safe and avoid putting strain on your pet's neck.
Steps on leash training your dog:
- Get them acclimated to their leash
- Teach them to sit when leash is out
- Teach them to refrain from chewing the leash
- Work on heelwork with them
Schedule a consultation with us if leash training is something you're struggling with.
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Cytopoint is a safe and effective long-lasting treatemet for dogs with allergic or atopic dermatitis.
It's effective after 1 day and reduces scratching chewing and itching for up to 8 weeks!
Talk to us bout Cytopoint today!
Cinder hanging out with us as we're wrapping up our day!
How to prevent Lyme disease?
- Stop the tick! - Keep your dog on year-round preventative medication to kill ticks before they can transmit the disease.
- Stop the bacteria! - Vaccinate your dog for Lyme disease.
Our wonderful receptionist Marie, snuggling with Shadow after his neuter procedure!
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Round Hill, VA
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35284 Williams Gap Road
Round Hill, 20141
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