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 [...]

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 [...]

Microchipping: Fact or Fiction

There are a lot of myths about Microchips.  We hope this blog helps clear up the rumors and share some great facts about microchips. Fiction:  Having a microchip implanted will hurt my pet. Fact:  No anesthetic is required for a microchip implant. The procedure is performed in the hospital and is simple and similar to [...]

Busting the Tick Myths

Ticks raise a lot of questions!  Dr. Adolph bust the Myths and tells us the Truth about these 8 legged insects.   The Myth:  Ticks die off during the winter months The Truth:  Ticks doe not die just because it is winter.  They do become less active during the cold months but can still attach [...]

Why do I still have fleas?

tired of fleas??? Why am I still seeing fleas?  Small breaks in prevention, even during the winter can cause major problems.  On average fleas lay 50 eggs a day, so a few days or months late on prevention can mean 100's to 1000's of flea eggs being left to hatch. Flea eggs can last for [...]

Surgery and Your Pet, No Fear!

Surgery and Your Pet, No Need to Fear! As a veterinary professional, I often wonder - how are tasks and duties I perform on a daily basis perceived by clients? Something as simple to me as obtaining a blood sample can be viewed in a completely different way from someone not involved in the field [...]

Dental Levels

Your veterinarian and the GVH team will work hard to provide you with the best treatment plan for you and your pet! Dental Treatment Plans: Level 1 Dental Clean and Polish indicates that your pet's mouth has been examined and found to only have minimal calculus (tartar) accumulation with little or no gingival reaction.  As such, we [...]

Dental Health Food Success Story

A few years ago, Dr. Helfer, a doctor on our GVH team, had a pet with severe dental disease. The cat, a beautiful Siamese, was in repeatedly for dental procedures because of how severe the dental disease was. Medically, the patient needed a dental cleaning every 6 to 8 months. Shortly after, Hill’s Science Diet, [...]

When it’s time to say goodbye

We understand that your pet is a member of your family - a very special friend with whom you have made many wonderful memories.  It is important you and your family know all of the options when it is time to say goodbye. Our hospital works with Abbey Glen, providing after life care to pets since 1976.  Abbey [...]

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