What is the safest ice melt for pets?
Nov 16 2017
We live in the Northeast and are no strangers to snow and ice. We commonly use ice melts on our walkways and many of us walk our dogs on roads…
There is an overweight epidemic in our pets!
Nov 13 2017
Being overweight or obese is one of the most common health issues in our pets. The first step in keeping our pets healthy is to know how to evaluate their…
Ever wonder how to train a cat?
Nov 02 2017
The following audio clip of feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis talking about training cats was aired on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air program in September 2016. Though cats may not…
Why taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums is sooooo important!
Oct 27 2017
I tell my clients that one of the two things I see most often that compromises the quality of life of older pets is periodontal disease. (The other is obesity,…
Pet food advice from veterinary nutritionists
Oct 25 2017
Looking for the best diet for your pet but confused about labels, ingredients and the overwhelming number of diets available? We think the best person to recommend a food for…
Intercat aggression after a trip to the vet-
Jun 06 2017
Have you ever brought one of your cats to the veterinary office only to return home and have his best buddy attack him like a stranger? This is not an…
Ban the Bowl!
Jun 03 2017
Your cat is a hunter and wants a challenge or he’ll get bored, stressed or overweight. We commonly place food in a convenient bowl but this makes eating way too…
Please be patient while we transition to new software!
Apr 28 2017
Capitaland Animal Hospital has begun a transition to new software. Please be patient with us! The new software will streamline our work flow to better serve you and your pets. …
Why do cats love boxes so much?
Apr 27 2017
We are entertained by cats crawling into boxes, shunning our expensive beds and other hiding spots. What is the attraction? https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/your-cat-loves-hopping-into-boxes-heres-why/2017/04/21/d1ddc5ba-2521-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.bfb4f6fb81cb
Pet Obesity is a national epidemic!
Apr 07 2017
According to recent surveys, 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese. Obesity can be prevented by paying attention to meal portions, limiting treats and maintaining adequate…