10909 Indian Head HighwayFort Washington, MD 20744(301) 292-1150(301) 292-1056

Complete Pet Medical Services

Preventative Medical Health Care

Many infectious diseases can be prevented by appropriate routine vaccinations. Strategic monthly deworming and fecal exams will control internal parasites and easy to use, once a month topical treatments will control fleas and ticks. The physical examination is a major component of the preventive medicine approach to health care. Physical exams frequently reveal minor problems before they develop into serious illnesses. It is far less costly to you and your pet to prevent diseases than to treat them.

Caring for your Dog
Puppies, adults and senior dogs have their own special needs.  Let us guide you as your pet ages with the best preventative care for your pet.  For specific life stage information visit our library.
 
Caring for your Cat
Kittens, adults and senior cats have their own special needs.  Let us guide you as your pet ages with the best preventative care for your pet.  For specific life stage information visit our library.

Weight Loss Program (NEW)

Dog weight loss information

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Cat weight loss information

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Pet Preventative Care

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Many infectious diseases can be prevented by appropriate routine vaccinations. Strategic monthly deworming and fecal exams will control internal parasites and easy to use, once a month topical treatments will control fleas and ticks. The physical examination is a major component of the preventive medicine approach to health care. Physical exams frequently reveal minor problems before they develop into serious illnesses. It is far less costly to you and your pet to prevent diseases than to treat them.

Caring for your Dog
Puppies, adults and senior dogs have their own special needs.  Let us guide you as your pet ages with the best preventative care for your pet.  
 
Caring for your Cat
Kittens, adults and senior cats have their own special needs.  Let us guide you as your pet ages with the best preventative care for your pet.  
 

Caring For Your Dog

  Caring For Your Cat

 

 

Boarding

Boarding dogs1We provide a fun, clean, and safe environment for dogs and cats to receive lots of love and attention while they board with us.  Pets can be examined by our Doctors and our veterinary technicians on a regular basis if needed.   They can be bathed or fully groomed after they stay with us, so they go home smelling good and looking good. 
  • Reservations -  We have limited space so boarding is for clients and patients of Indian Head Animal Hospital only.  Reservations are necessary, especially during holidays. Pets can be dropped off between 8am - 7:30pm Monday and Tuesday, 8am - 5:30pm Wednesday - Friday and from 8am-3:30pm on Saturdays. Drop off and pick-ups are not available on Sundays.  Drop off and pick-ups can be scheduled at a different time in advance and at an extra charge.
  • Care - Geriatric, diabetic or other pets with special needs will be examined as needed per Doctors orders.  Dogs will enjoy regular indoor exercise, individual outside walks are available at an extra charge.  Please let us know of any medical conditions in your pet's history and bring any needed medication with instructions. If your pet is on a special diet please bring that with you as well.
  • Peace Of Mind - Indian Head Animal Hospital operates continuously during power outages. We installed an industrial generator large enough to operate the entire hospital.  We are available to serve your emergency needs and those of your neighbors and their pets everyday regardless of the weather or community emergencies.
  • Emergencies - In case of an emergency we will attempt to contact you, but reserve the right to administer immediate care to safeguard your pet's health and safety. Please be sure to leave us a telephone number where you or a friend can be reached anytime.Boarding cat
  • Requirements -
    • Cat - Current Annual Exam (with a staff Veterinarian), Distemper and Rabies Vaccine
    • Dog - Current Annual Exam (with a staff Veterinarian), Bordetella, Rabies, and Distemper/Parvo Vaccines.
    • All animals are required to have a negative parasite screening within the last year.
  • Special services - These services have a small extra charge - Administer medications, Extra feeding, Feed prescription diet, Individual hand walking, Diabetic care, Puppy care and Geriatric care.
  • Dog rates depend on their size: (Rates subject to change without notice
    Less than 20 pounds $ 29.00 per day
    21 - 40 pounds $ 30.00 per day
    41 - 60 pounds $ 31.00 per day
    61 - 80 pounds $ 32.00 per day
    80 - 100 pounds $ 33.00 per day
    Over 100 pounds $ 36.00 per day
    Cat rates:  (Rates subject to change without notice).  
     $ 20.00 per day  
    Small Mammal rate:    (Rates subject to change without notice).  We  board your hampsters, guinea pigs, or other small friends.  However, you will need to supply the cage, all bedding, and food.
    $ 16.00 per day  

Keeping fewer pets allows us to give each and everyone of them the attention and loving care they need and deserve!

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Grooming

We perform routine bathing as well as medicated baths. All of our baths include nail trimming and anal gland emptying.  Matted and older animals might require special attention.   Estimates are available upon request.  Pets must be current on Rabies, and Bordetella (dogs) vaccines.

Bathing

Prices include shampoo, ears cleaned, nail trim, anal gland expression and 10 minutes combing /brushing. 
Matted pets:  extra combing is additional to regular prices.
Cats
$34.00
  Long Hair    $50.00
Dogs under 40 lbs
$35.00
Long Hair 
$50.00
Dogs 41-70 lbs
$38.00
Long Hair 
$53.00
Dogs 71 - 100 lbs
$42.00
Long Hair 
$57.00
Dogs over 100 lbs
$63.00
Long Hair 
$72.00
Medicated shampoo
$9.00
 
Additional Combing
$45.00 per hour
 

Hair Cuts

We have a professional groomer , Vee, that works with us.  Vee cames to us with lots of experience.  She has been grooming dogs and cats for a little under 10 years.  Vee is very proficient in all cuts and styles for dogs and cats. Check out Vee's work here.  All of her furry clients are treated as if they were her own and are given a lot of attention and love during the grooming process. If you have any special requests for grooming your dog (nail polish, dyes, bows, etc), Vee is more than happy to accommodate and answer any and all questions you have.  Estimates are available upon request.  Pets must be current on Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccines.

Prices include facial scrub, shampoo, ears plucked and cleaned, nail trim, anal gland expression and 10 minutes combing /brushing.  Matted pets:  extra combing, brushing, and shaving are additional to regular grooming prices.

Small full body cut $50.00 - $60.00
Medium full body cut $70.00 - $80.00
Large full body cut $90.00 - $100.00
Cat full body cut $85.00 - $95.00
Shed Less Package $15.00 - $30.00
Matted Up charge $5.00 -  $50.00
Sanitary trim (no bath) $20.00 - $35.00
Nail Polish
(shaved feet only)
$12.00
Dyes / Coloring $12.00 - $45.00
Tooth brushing $10.00

 

 Prices based on length of the hair and not the size of the pet.
 

Call us at 301 -292-1150 to make an appointment!

Puppy Classes

Introduction to Puppy Training Class

1 Class - 2 hours
 

Class Goals 

The class is designed to teach the owner about the joys and responsibilities of  becoming a new puppy owner.  During the class we will cover important general health and behavioral information about your new puppy.  The goal of the class is to give you information needed to raise a new puppy so that he/she can become the loving pet you expect him/her to be.  We will help you and your puppy prepare for training.  Training is an important part of raising your puppy.   You will receive some very basic training principles to help you get started on a road to a loving relationship with your new dog.puppies small copy

What the class will cover

  • Basics of Potty Training/Crate Training.
  • Feeding your dog: types of food/how often/changing food/tummy problems.
  • Grooming your dog/trimming nails/brushing & coat care/teeth care/bathing.
  • General Health check/what to look for/normal puppy day to day changes.
  • Dangers to puppies in dog parks/environments/feces/other dogs.
  • Preparing for travel.
  • Basics of training/using body language/food/leash and collar/praise/motivation.
  • How dogs learn/dealing with puppy behavior.
  • Dog personality evaluation: every dog is different and has a distinct personality just like every person.  Have your dog evaluated for possible traits that are wanted or unwanted.
  • At an early stage puppies are being shaped by people and some behaviors can be helped before they develop or progress
  • How to interact with your puppy/chewing/biting/rough play.
  • Socialization.

What to know and bring

  • There will only be eight dog/owner teams allowed per class.  Puppies must be between 8 and 16 weeks.
  • There must be one adult per puppy (2 puppies = 2 adults).
  • Classes fill up quick, sign up today.  A Pre-Paid Reservation is required.
  • Once you schedule a class you will not be able to cancel or reschedule.  Fees are non-refundable.
  • Classes are  on scheduled Wednesdays from  7:00 PM to 9:00PM at the hospital.
  • Frequent breaks will be allowed to let puppies go potty and to ask the trainer questions throughout the two hours. 
  • Please bring a crate for your dog. A lot of information will be shared that does not require your puppy’s active participation.  There will be some crates provided if you do not have one. 

Therapeutic Laser

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We have the most powerful machines on the market
With over 8 years of Laser therapy experience we are on our third generation machines.
 
Laser therapy provides a  drug-free, pain-free, surgery- free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine. 
 
Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation in the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.
This new class IV Therapeutic Laser is the most advanced small animal laser on the market.  The breakthrough of the multiwave system offers greater benefit to the patient that any one wavelength alone.  Our new laser service has been FDA approved!
 
The actual treatment is prescribed by the veterinarian after a physical exam and consultation with the owner. A  veterinary technician will carry out the treatment, with the owner present. The treatment takes 10 – 20 minutes and requires no sedation.  Several sessions may be needed to obtained the desired results. 
 
 
Some of the Conditions that benefit:
Arthritis
Acute & Chronic Pain
Back Injuries
Sprains & Strains
Inflammation & Edema
Wound healing
Sprain/ Strain
Post-surgery
Bruises
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  More about the Science behind the laser.....

Until now, the challenge with Laser Therapy has been its inability to treat deep-seeded problems, since it is used with low to medium power.   The new Class IV laser therapy was developed to overcome the limits of traditional Laser therapy, based on the use of diode lasers.  Currently, no diode laser is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time.  Continuous Laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluid build-ups; however, they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process.  Pulsed Laser emissions, on the other hand, have an immediate effect on pain, since they are able to produce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema, only achieving results after a long period of application. New class IV Lasers are able to overcome the limits imposed by selecting one of the two emission types, since it is based on the characteristic therapeutic properties of a new Laser pulse.  It combines and synchronizes emission of continuous and pulsed Laser emissions with different infared wavelengths and synchronizes the two emissions.
 
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