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What To Expect At Your Dental Appointment

During Your Pet’s Wellness Visit Your veterinarian and technician will review your pet’s dental health risk assessment prior to your appointment. The health risk assessment will help the team determine your pet’s current dental health and the routine care given at home (i.e. trouble eating, drooling, lost teeth or bleeding gums, brushing, diet, dental chews). [...]

Why do we love sharing our pets on social media platforms?

Social Media and Pets As we have made our way into the twenty-first century, technology has changed the way we connect with friends, families and even strangers. Social media has allowed us to bring awareness to those in need.  We share comedic videos and most importantly keep in touch with those around the globe. Our [...]

What are all these lumps and bumps?

What are all these lumps and bumps??? At Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital, we see lots of pets that have “lumps and bumps”. So what are they all about?  Most common causes of “lumps and bumps” are insect bites/stings, cysts, or an abscess. We usually recommend that the pets come in for a visit so that we [...]

Is My Pet to Plump?

My Pets Ideal Weight The best way to determine your pets ideal weight is to assess their body condition. Your veterinarian will give your pet a “body condition score” during their wellness exam. However, you don’t need the score to know what is ideal. A pet with an ideal body condition will have a “waist” [...]

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Tia Camarata, Client Care Specialist, at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital is also a volunteer at the Lehigh Valley Zoo.  Here Tia shares some of the friends she has met at the zoo. “These are African Blackfooted Penguins and are native to the Southwest tip of Africa.  They are considered warm weather penguins.  The Blackfooted Penguin is [...]

True Story Time: My Dachshund Ate Chocolate

True Story Time: My Dachshund Ate Chocolate I have an adorable 9 year old spayed, dachshund named Frankie.  She, as most dachshunds, can be mischievous. Occasionally, she makes decisions that are not in her best interest. Shortly before Easter 2017 my sister and her son were visiting.  They decided to go to a local chocolate [...]

Are You Sure You Have an Alapaha Blue Blooded Bulldog?

My GVH Story and the Love of Bulldogs After many years of working and living in beautiful, sunny Southern California, my wife and I made the decision to sell our condo and move back to Pennsylvania to be close to family. I had planned on taking a year off to adjust to the east coast [...]

Splooting: A Definition and Analysis

Splooting: A Definition and Analysis Our pets, just like our friends and family, can have some quirks. Although these quirks can give us owners a good laugh or perhaps an endearing photo, sometimes, there is a reason for these odd behaviors. More recently, one peculiar behavior is taking social media by storm: splooting.  So what [...]

How Bosco Became a Therapy Dog

Bosco working at CHOP How Bosco Became a Therapy Dog Ever since my dog, Bosco, was a puppy I wanted to socialize him as much as I could in a lot of different environments so I could take him just about anywhere.  We would go to different local events where I knew there [...]