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 [...]

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, [...]

Fecal Snacks? Why Does My Dog Do “That”?

It’s a common issue that nobody likes to talk about.  You take your dog for a walk and they “do their business” as usual but instead of moving on they turn and gobble it up. Just the thought makes you sick, so why does my dog do "that"? Dogs’ consuming their own feces (or other animals’) is [...]

Teach Your Dog Not to Chew

Let’s look at some techniques that will help guide you as you teach your dog not to chew. First, let’s get into the right mind set.  It is important to think about rewarding your pet for their good behavior instead of punishing them when they chew.  Just as you would child proof your home for [...]

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 [...]

Crate Training – A Safe Haven For Your Dog

Why might my dog need to be confined or crate trained? Dogs are highly social animals that make wonderful pets. They can be effective as watchdogs, are excellent companions for play and exercise, and are sources of affection and comfort. However, with the lifestyle and schedule of the majority of families, dogs must learn to spend [...]

Holiday Hazards: Lou’s Story

Everyone has heard all the warnings regarding holiday hazards and your pets - but like many things in life - do you really think it will happen? Until it happens to you! From toxic foods, to decorations and gifts, what seems to be a harmless holiday treasure can be harmful in many ways to your [...]

2016 GVH Pet Costume Contest

GVH Pet Costume Contest We're excited to be hosting our 4th Annual Pet Costume Contest!! To submit a picture and brief description of your pet dressed up in their favorite costume complete the entry form below. Photos will be accepted from our clients October 1st-28th @ 5pm. The dog and cat photo that receives the [...]

Stress Relief For Your Cat With Feliway

Do you have a cat that scratches the furniture, sprays, or hides under the bed for most of the day? Do you have multiple cats that hiss at each other and fight? If this sounds familiar your feline friend(s) may be feeling stressed. Things like moving, redecorating, traveling, or a visit to the groomer or [...]