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Why Does My Dog Keep Throwing Up?

  • Posted on Aug 1, 2019

A vomiting dog is always a cause for great concern in pet owners.  If your dog is vomiting, one of the first things to determine is if it actually is vomiting.  Vomiting is a complex process that forcefully expels the stomach contents from the body. When a dogvomits there is often a preceding phase of ... Read More

Heat and Dogs: How to Avoid and Manage Serious Issues Resulting From Severe Heat

  • Posted on Jul 18, 2019

  Every year, many parts of the country experience extreme heat waves like what we are experiencing now in the DC metro area.  These serious weather events are unfortunately becoming more and more common. At Balance Veterinary Center, we always recommend proven medical precautions for avoiding heat related illness and heat stroke.  At the same ... Read More

July 4th Safety Tips for Your Pets

  • Posted on Jul 3, 2019

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I love spending times with friends and family, attending BBQs, hanging by the pool, and, of course, fireworks! But it’s important to remember that for pets, the Fourth of July can be a very scary, and even dangerous time. With that in mind, we would like to ... Read More

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

  • Posted on Jun 6, 2019

The question as to why dogs eat grass is not a new one.  And it might surprise you to know the exact reason is not fully understood.  Nevertheless there are solid theories, supported by clinical experience and scientific studies, which can help answer this age-old question. One good thing to know is that one of ... Read More


  • Posted on May 30, 2019

Photobiomodulation The concept of using light to promote healthful effects in tissues has been around for centuries.  Early Greek physicians knew of the benefits of light on living tissue. We even know this is how Vitamin D is made in our skin cells.  This concept of light having a positive impact on a biological system ... Read More