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 [...]

Music Aids Pets Recovery

Take a moment and make a mental list of all the times you hear music throughout your day. Many of you listen to music in the car, possibly at work, while exercising and in your home. It is a large part of our daily lives and it has the ability to excite us, help us focus and even to [...]

Reuniting Lost Pets

Did you know that about one out of three pets will go missing in their lifetime?  Statistics show that 90% of pets will not be reunited with their family, if they do not have a form of identification.  At Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital we recognize the incredible bond that people share with their pet. We also [...]

Maya – Fun and Fit in the New Year

Last month I wrote about helping your pet live a fit and active life style in the New Year. Being the human caretaker to an obese, diabetic kitty, I understand the struggle of keeping your pet fit and active. As a veterinary technician for 20 years, I occasionally find myself not following my own words [...]

Confessions of an Ornithophobe (Fear of Birds)

I have always thought birds, particularly parrots, were beautiful and captivating. As a young child I remember going to the Philadelphia Zoo and hand feeding the colorful Lorikeets. Although the experience was memorable, having 6 Lorikeets biting at my arm is something I wish to forget! From that moment forward I was an ornithophobe - [...]

Adopt a Bird? Really?

If you are considering adding a pet to your family and are looking for an intelligent, loving, loyal and interactive pet, why not adopt a bird?  Pet Finder is a great resource to start your search for an adoptable pet bird.  There are a few local groups that can be accessed from this site. A Helping [...]

Your Generosity is Awesome – Holiday Food/Supply Drive Update

What a wonderful start to a New Year - your generosity is awesome!  With your help Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital was able to assist the animals and staff at SPCA Perkiomenville and Animal House Project, two organizations that are doing great things for less fortunate animals in our area.  The Holiday/Supply Drive was a super success. [...]

GVH Looks Back on One Year of Social Media

One year ago our team launched the Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital website and our Facebook page to begin sharing our knowledge and passion for veterinary medicine.  As we celebrate our one year anniversary of social media, we wanted to take some time to look back at 10 of our most popular posts. TOP 10 Posts Information [...]

Traveling With Your Pets

Many of us have one goal in mind this summer....traveling with our family and pets on vacation! Whether it be a weekend getaway or a week at your favorite beach - taking our furry children calls for proper preparation. Regardless of how you are traveling to your desired destination, the first thing is to be sure that your [...]

How Should I Prepare My Exotic Pet for a Disaster?

There are many exotic pet parents out there.  Should a natural disaster strike such as flood, hurricane, power outages, etc., it is important to have a plan of action for pets with special care needs such as birds, snakes, ferrets, etc. Exotic pets tend to be more sensitive to changes in surroundings and have special needs in [...]

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