Loyalty's Common Sense Holistic
Only you, in partnership with your veterinarian, can determine what foods, supplements and medical treatments are appropriate
and safe for your pet. When Loyalty Staff provide care to your pet, it is always under your explicit direction only. Because we
devote our days to the care of cats and dogs, we are often asked our opinions on a wide variety of services, products and
resources. Loyalty advocates a blend of traditional and holistic approaches to pet care, with a lot of common sense joining the
two. The links provided here are recommended sites, products, and services found to be helpful and eye opening to us on our own
journey as pet guardians, and we hope they help you too.
Local Veterinary Professionals
You can teach an old dog new tricks and for the uninitiated, training is less about the trick than
about translating the human language to canine (and vice versa). Lisa at KissAble is a
wonderful positive reinforcement (+R) trainer with a fluent canine vocabulary.
PetMAC has taken pet retail to a whole new realm. Cindy Williams at the PetMAC works
hard to ensure every product she sells exceed the highest quality standards but she hasn't
stopped there. With her unique structure in support of animal rescue, proper care and
nutrition for pets regionally, nationally and even internationally, every purchase you make
will benefit our favorite companion animals! Hosting training sessions, seminars on a wide
variety of topics and adoption events, this little spot at the edge of the Virginia Square
neighborhood of Clarendon is always jumping!
WDJ is the consumer reports of the dog world. No advertising in this
monthly newsletter chock full of holistic, positive reinforcement,
perspective tweaking advice.
Adopt a cat or dog
Let's start at the beginning. When it comes to finding a new companion animal, the chicken comes before the egg. Millions of chickens in fact. Pure
breeds and mixed breeds, puppies and kittens, big and small, rescues and shelters have the exact pet you are searching for and counselors, trainers
and behaviorists at the ready to ensure that you and your new friend are a perfect fit! There are no excuses. You want a puppy, with a little
patience you'll find the love of your life!
There are so many wonderful veterinarians in the DC Metro Area. The vets we list here
meet one or all of three important criteria: they are our vet, at least one vet on staff
incorporates holistic philosophies into their practice, or they are utilized happily by a huge
majority of our clients. Don't be afraid to interview, ask questions, meet potential
veterinarians. As with any service provider, the single most important thing is finding the
Dominion Pet Supply
The greatest grooming outfit in the entire DC Metro Area.
Located in Falls Church, Luke and his team are known for the
high quality of their work - even with difficult dogs and breeds -
and the deep love for one and all who walk through their door.
Don't underestimate the importance of a good groomer!
Catnip is the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicines' answer to a
feline version of Whole Dog WDJ, nor that they are holistic-based, but
this newsletter, in much the same format as WDJ, provides all the
behavioral, nutrition, medical information for cats as WDJ does for dogs
while sparing us the confusion of paid advertisements. One of Loyalty's
secret weapons in our continuing education arsenal!
Robin Burkett's images speak for themselves. If you are seeking a
professional eye to capture all those wonderful expressions,
canine or feline, you've found your means to the end.
A fresh face in the Arlington +R Training community, K to
9 is appeasing insatiable canine brains through Dogma
hosted classes and personal sessions.
A +R Arlington Institution, providing training classes, dog day care and boarding,
with two locations in the County and hands down the friendliest pet industry
people around, Woofs! is an excellent ally in your pet care arsenal!
Meaghan honored Grace Dog with a shoot when she was first
building her four, er I mean furry legged portfolio. You can view
Grace's Meaghan Gay images on Loyalty's flickr site.
you know what I mean? Fan them on facebook to find out! Sheila Raebel, Dogma's
community service oriented owner reunites more "lost" or "missing" Arlington dogs than
anyone I know. It doesn't hurt that her bakers churn out goodies for your glass best, safest,
most intelligently designed pet industry products your little furry heart can imagine.
Creating intelligent, open and important resources for Arlington's pet community is at the
heart of every business decision this little engine that DID, does! Visit them on facebook,
at the Lee-Harrison OR the Shirlington locations!