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VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center
(301) 836-1631
3485 Rockefeller Ct
Waldorf , MD
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Charles County Veterinary Hospital
(240) 993-2856
11759 Central Ave
Waldorf, MD
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Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

Glymont Animal Hospital
(301) 747-3648
4618 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head, MD
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Military Discount 10% off.

All clients qualify for a $10 off doggie dollar or kitty cash when groomed to be applied to next visit. Ask for them when you come in.

Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Cropping, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Coolridge Animal Hospital
(240) 479-4970
6801 Old Branch Ave.
Camp Springs, MD
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We support our troops - Military discounts available
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Old Town Animal Hospital
(703) 665-9125
425 N. Henry Street
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

St. Charles Animal Hospital
(301) 965-0683
11685 Doolittle Drive
Waldorf, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Vet Med Mobile Inc.
(240) 366-1780
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La Plata, MD
Promotion
Households with 3 or more pets -Receive 10% off!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital - Cats Only
(703) 665-9050
6610 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
(571) 207-9997
2660 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Squire Animal Hospital
(301) 288-1780
15222 Marlboro Pke
Upper Marlboro, MD
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Walking for Dog Weight Loss

By Ernest Ward, DVM

What type of dog walking equipment should I use?MyPetED: Walk your dog for 30 minutes every day for healthy dog weight loss.

  • Your safest choice is a head halter (Gentle Leader, etc.) or walking harness (Ultra Paws Easy Walkin' Harness, Gentle Leader Easy Walk, etc.). Look for wide, soft, padded straps and breathable materials.
  • A leash of a relatively short length is preferable to keep your dog close for a steady pace. If you use a retractable leash, make sure it’s not more than 12 feet long.
  • For long winter walks in cold climates, use protective booties and dog coats.
  • Always carry water for both you and your dog.

What pace should I set for my overweight dog?

  • Plan to walk briskly from the beginning of the walk.
  • Draw your leash close - generally within 2-4 feet of your body - and set off at a pace you feel comfortable sustaining, about a 12-15 minute per mile pace.
  • The key is to keep it up!
  • If your dog sits or refuses to walk, you may have to return home and try again another time.

How long should we walk to help reduce dog obesity?MyPetED Image: Walk your dog 7 days a week for weight loss

For most overweight dogs or obese dogs , providing they have normal heart and lung function and no other pre-existing medical conditions, we recommend starting with 30-minute walks at least five times a week, 7 days a week. Here’s a sample schedule:

Week 1:   30 minutes per day (10 minutes brisk followed by 20 minutes casual pace)

Week 2:   30 minutes per day (15 minutes brisk followed by 15 minutes casual pace)

Week 3:   30 minutes per day (20 minutes brisk followed by 10 minutes casual pace)

Week 4:   35-40 minutes per day (30 minutes brisk followed by 5-10 minutes casual pace)

Week 5+: 35-60 minutes per day (Try to do two 20-30 minute walks per day: 15-25 minutes brisk followed by 5 minutes casual pace)

See The Best Exercise for Dogs for other ideas.

How often should I weigh my dog?

  • We recommend having your dog weighed at the veterinary clinic at least once a month, ...

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