Oh, the Exotic Pets We See….Birds, Bunnies, and Snakes…Oh, my!!

Exotic pets have grown in popularity over the past few years for a number of reasons.  Some people enjoy having an unusual pet while others find exotic pets to be easier to care for than a dog or cat.  Check out the following list of some of the popular exotic pets: 1.  Pocket Pets: This group includes [...]

HomeAgain – Reuniting Pets and People

  HomeAgain Mircochips has a special page dedicated on their website to the found pets.  It is important for us to celebrate with pet owners when they are relocated with their owners.  It is such a special time for both the pet and the pet owner.  Here is a link to the website if you [...]

Celebrate the Bond Between Kids and their Pets Photo Contest!

April 1st- April 30th Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital wants to "Celebrate the bond between kids and their pets." Go to our Facebook page and post a pic of your kids and pets bonding. If you are not on Facebook, go to gilbertsvillevet.com and click on the entry form to upload a pic and we will feature [...]

The Health Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

The Health Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps reduce or eliminate the risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your [...]

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 [...]

Sash & Emmitt

We got both of our dogs from a shelter. Sasha came from the ARL and Emmitt came from the Montgomery county SPCA. Seems where ever our friend Tracie worked, we ended up with a dog. Not that we are complaining….we feel these dogs rescued US. Our family was going through some rough times and my [...]

Shayd

Shayd was one of hundreds of "bully dog" mixed breeds found at the Berks Animal Rescue League almost 2 years ago.  I spend quite a bit of time there and was asked to examine her one day because she was ill.  She was pulled off the streets of Reading intact, heavy with milk from a [...]