Pet Identification

HomeAgain Microchip A HomeAgain Microchip is a permanent identification that is implanted under your pet’s skin.  About the size of a grain of rice, it is easily implanted between the shoulder blades and often done while your pet is under anesthesia.  Should your pet find itself in a shelter or veterinary hospital, it can be [...]

Leptospirosis Symptoms and Prevention

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is the one of the world’s most common diseases that is transmitted from animals to people yet is relatively unknown. It is transmitted to humans by contaminated water getting into breaks in the skin, the eyes, or the mucous membranes. The water is contaminated by infected animals, primarily rats, mice and [...]

Where Are the Ticks on my Pet Coming From?

Peyton with furry family Question: Are the ticks I'm finding on my pet coming from the trees in my backyard? Answer: Ticks do not fly or jump. Ticks "quest" for hosts from ground level to about knee level on high grass and vegetation. Imagine a baby holding out their arms signaling to a loved one [...]

Pet First Aid Kit Is A Great First Step

Purchasing or building a pet first kit is a great first step, but won't be a lot of help in the event of an emergency if you are not familiar with how and when to use the items. GVH would highly recommend any or all of the following to be prepared in the event of [...]

Lyme Disease

1 in 8 dogs tested positive for Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.  Did you know that dogs are 50% more likely to contract lyme disease than humans? Dogs have been diagnosed with lyme disease in the 48 contiguous states. We have a responsibility as pet parents to provide protection diseases like lyme.   Lyme disease symptoms are [...]

What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is the one of the world’s most common diseases that is transmitted from animals to people yet is relatively unknown. It is transmitted to humans by contaminated water getting into breaks in the skin, the eyes, or the mucous membranes. The water is contaminated by infected animals, primarily rats, mice and [...]

Pet First Aid Kit

When your pet has a medical emergency, it is important be prepared before it occurs. Know how your veterinarian handles emergencies and where to go if you have one. You can also be prepared for emergencies by putting together a pet first aid kit. First aid is not a substitute for veterinary treatment. However, before you are [...]

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