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Dec 04

The Season of Giving

As a small business, and leader in comprehensive animal healthcare, we pride ourselves on our commitment to community engagement and social responsibility. Friendship is proud to support these organizations throughout the year. Food & Friends 219 Riggs Road NE Washington, DC 20011 Food & Friends’ mission is to foster a community caring for men, women... Learn More

Nov 20

Travel Safety

What should I think about when deciding to travel with my pet? Make sure your pet is comfortable with travel. Some pets cannot handle travel because of illness, injury, age or temperament. If your pet is not good with travel, you should consider a reliable petsitter or talk to your veterinarian about boarding facilities in... Learn More

Nov 15

Cancer Treatment Options for Pets

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month While not many pet owners may realize it, there are a range of treatment options available for our beloved four-legged friends who end up as our veterinary cancer patients. Friendship has many years of experience helping thousands of pets fight cancer, with the goal of either improving an... Learn More

Nov 01

Cancer in Pets

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month What is cancer? Cancer is a collection of related diseases. It can start anywhere in the body. Cancer cells divide without stopping and may invade into surrounding tissues. Normal cells typically form and divide when they’re needed by the body, then die when they’re damaged or old. Cancer... Learn More

Sep 24

Rabies Vaccinations for Indoor Cats

Malek asked: I have gotten mixed information about rabies vaccine times. Should you vaccinate an indoor cat once a year after the booster or every 3 years? Dr. Diaz Answered: Great question! Rabies vaccination is an important and required vaccine for all cats. A common misconception is that indoor cats are not required to maintain updated... Learn More

Sep 14

Early Detection Lab Work

Why does my veterinarian recommend lab work? Your veterinarian may recommend early detection lab work even at the young age of 2 or 3 years old. Early detection lab work usually includes a blood test and may also include a urine test. The collection of these test often takes less than 10 minutes, and will... Learn More

Aug 29

Annual Wellness Examination

A yearly veterinary checkup is the best way to keep your pet as healthy as possible – because it’s much easier to prevent disease than to treat it. How your veterinarian can help you: The first part of a wellness visit is a health evaluation. This includes a thorough history including information about a pet’s... Learn More

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