Vaccinations for Your Indoor Cat…Why???

Why do I have to vaccinate my indoor cat? “We were carrying groceries in and the cat ran out.” “The realtor showed our house and our cat escaped through an open door.” “We wanted an indoor cat but this kitten was definitely an outdoor cat.” Vaccines provide our pets with the opportunity to live longer, [...]

Holiday Hazards

From your pets point of view the holidays bring many new smells and new temptations into their environment.  Pet parents need to be aware of what can be dangerous and toxic. Toxins on the table Fatty foods such as Turkey skin can cause stomach upset and worse can lead to a potentially deadly inflammation of [...]

George

George found me 11 years ago as a tiny, malnourished, black and white ball of fur hiding under the bushes at my son’s babysitter. I have always had a special place for tuxedo kitties - so I knew right away George would be joining my family of kitties. As the weeks went by George never [...]

New Leash on Life

Celebrating the Bond between You and Your Pet As a reflection of our hospitals’ belief of that there is something so incredibly special about the human and animal bond, we have decided to support a non-profit organization called New Leash on Life.  New Leash on Life USA is a new generation prison dog-training program that [...]

Cancer Awareness Month

November is cancer awareness month! Did you know that cancer is the #1 disease related cause of death in pets?  Did you also know that cancer is treatable?   On this day October 8, 2013 "Missy" & her mom got the news that "Missy's" cancer was in remission.  Our entire team was able to share [...]

Health Risk Assessment for Senior Pets

Your pet can't talk and often shows no signs when something is wrong.  So how do you know?  To get a more complete picture of your pet's health, we ask clients to complete a Health Risk Assessment prior to their appointments.  This allows your veterinarian to focus on what is important for your pet's health. The [...]

Do You Know Your Cat’s True Age?

Cat Care Just like dogs, cats need to be monitored from kitten to adult.  Young cats are especially prone to urinary tract problems and intestinal parasites and most cats are seniors at the age of seven - nine, which is 40 - 52 in human years.  As a senior, careful monitoring becomes even more important [...]

Meet Little Boy Jack

    My little boy Jack is the best pet I have ever had. Jack is a medium length fur orange barn tabby that I rescued from the Berks Co. Humane Society when he was 8 weeks old. Ever since then, I have been his mama cat. Jack loves to play fetch, snuggle, eat and [...]

What is Rabies?

What is Rabies? Rabies is a virus of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that can affect any mammal.  Rabies is widespread throughout Pennsylvania. What are the signs of Rabies? Rabies signs are grouped into two forms known as either the "Furious" form of rabies or the "Paralytic" (or "Dumb" form). An [...]

“Good Deed” Could Have Deadly Reprucussions

"Good Deed" Could Have Deadly Repercussions” We all have a soft heart for dogs, cats and wild animals that appear to be lost or injured. What we don't think about is how we are putting ourselves at risk.  Every time we attempt to help, we are putting ourselves at risk for injury, disease and rabies. [...]

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