February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to express the importance of preventive oral care in companion animals to our clients. Pet oral health hasn’t always been at the forefront of veterinary care and many pet owners may think it’s just another service to pay for. It’s important our clients understand that […]
The following story is from the State Veterinarian, concerning a rabies incident in Lancaster County
Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in Important
Pennsylvania ALMOST made it through 2013 without a single confirmed rabid dog, but in December, a rabid dog was confirmed in Lancaster County. The dog was a black Lab with six to seven week old puppies. She had been observed fighting with a raccoon and had been examined by the owner after the incident, with […]
Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Tips
Q. When my dog first greets someone, she shows all of her teeth and “smiles.” Some visitors mistake this for aggressive behavior, but she’s just very excited and happy. What is she doing and how can I explain it to people who visit? Continue Reading…..
Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Tips
Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Continue Reading…..
There are bright lights to look at, shiny balls just begging to be batted around, and, of course, it’s a tree — in the house! So, can you really blame cats for making the Christmas tree their personal playground? Sometimes they end up stuck in all the decorations, and other times they decide it’s a […]
Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Fun
It’s National Mutt Day! Do you have a mutt? Tell us why they are the best!!
Posted on Nov 26, 2013 in Tips
Keep a safe home for your reptile or amphibian by following these steps:
To make a carrier irresistible to your cat, use praise and food rewards each time the cat enters the carrier successfully. Once your cat is comfortable entering the carrier, continue to make it a desirable by playing with toys and offering meals in and around the carrier. Though it can sometimes be a slow process […]
The smell of the feast is sure to have tails wagging, but busy crowds of family and friends and an abundance of food may present safety hazards for pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers the following tips to keep pets safe this holiday season. Continue reading…..
Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that […]
Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Tips
Your idea of Halloween fun may be ducking trick-or-treaters at home with the lights off or parading your pet in costume up and down the neighborhood streets. Either way, here are some tips to keep your cat, dog, or other animal safe during this holiday. Continue Reading….