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5371 Merchants View Square
Haymarket, VA 20169

Dominion Valley Animal Hospital

General Veterinary Medicine at DVAH

We are a Full Service Animal Hospital

General Services

At DVAH, our goal is to provide the very best medical care possible for your pet. When you pet is not feeling well or has experienced an injury, please call us as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can dramatically improve your pet’s condition.

We will diagnose, treat and monitor any health condition your pet may have and take rapid care of your pet in the event of an emergency.   We will find the answers to any illnesses your pet may be experiencing so that, together, we can improve your pet’s quality of life.

Health Signs to Watch For in Your Pet

It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your dog or cat's aging process; however, they may indicate underlying disease. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call and have your pet evaluated:

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite or decreased appetite
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Increased drinking or urination
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
  • Straining to urinate, especially male cats
  • Limping
  • Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
  • Itching
  • Shaking head
  • Foul smelling ears
  • Foul breath
  • Eye or nose discharge
  • Minor cuts
  • Wounds that are not healing
  • Confusion, disorientation, anxiety or changes in sleep patterns
  • New lumps or bumps
  • Any other sudden or progressive change you note in your pet's attitude or behaviors

Care of Chronic Health Conditions
Common medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid disease can be diagnosed, treated and managed DVAH. We will perform all routine monitoring and will make diet recommendations and changes in medications and treatments as necessary.

The veterinarians at DVAH have the expertise to diagnose and treat heart conditions such as hypertension, heart valvular disorders, congestive heart failure and other heart conditions your pet may develop.  Pets with heart disease may have symptoms of lethargy, weakness, rapid breathing, fainting spells, coughing or lack of appetite.  Some pets may not show any visible signs until discovered during a routine wellness exam.  To obtain a diagnosis of your pet’s heart condition, we will give your pet a thorough examination and may suggest additional diagnostic testing such as bloodwork, chest x-rays, blood pressure, electrocardiogram(ECG), or echocardiogram.

Pets can develop a variety of skin conditions during their life, and we see many pets with skin problems and allergies, including food allergies.  DVAH can diagnose and treat most of your pet's dermatology problems, including:

  • Food and contact allergies
  • Acute and chronic ear infections
  • Acute moist dermatitis (hot spot)
  • Allergic reactions to inhalants and fleas
  • Parasites (fleas and mites)
  • Autoimmune related skin diseases
  • Infectious diseases (bacterial and fungal)
  • Hormonal endocrine diseases
  • Abnormal growths/masses on the skin

Please call us if your pet is experiencing hair loss or is licking or scratching excessively, or has bumps or growths on the skin.  Ear infections in can be a sign of allergies.  If your pet is shaking it's head, scratching it's ears, rubbing the ear area on the floor or furniture, has odor in the ear, redness, swelling or hair loss around an ear, they probably have an ear infection.  It is important that you have your pet diagnosed and treated promptly; ignored or improperly treated ear infections may lead to skin changes, chronic pain or even deafness.

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