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Effects That Human Medications

April 4, 2018

by Elizabeth Charles, Tech SupervisorAs Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and family members of young children we always make sure our household items and medications are out of the reach of little hands – BUT, did you ever think about what these items can do to your furry, four-legged loved ones? Although some medications are shared […]

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Your Impact on Wildlife

March 29, 2018

by Amanda, LVTGrowing up in rural Pennsylvania, the great outdoors are just a few steps out your front door. A part of the great outdoors is wildlife. Many of us take for granted that little squirrel in the tree, the birds by the bird feeder at the kitchen window, or that occasional raccoon that landed […]

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National Adopt a Guinea Pig Month

March 12, 2018

In 2002 the ASPCA declared the month of March “National Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month”. This was developed because of the overwhelming number of guinea pigs entering shelters. A guinea pig may be the perfect pet for you if you are not quite ready for the commitment of a dog or a cat. Don’t […]

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Lily Toxicosis: Cat Lovers Beware!

February 14, 2018

It was February 15th of 2015. I walked into work and the hospital was gushing over my head technician’s sparkling engagement ring. The ring was just a little large but absolutely brilliant. Lillian’s eyes glistened with tears as she relayed the beautiful engagement story. This would definitely be a Valentine’s Day she would never forget.The […]

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Valentine’s Day – Toxic Foods For Pets

February 12, 2018

As Valentine’s Day approaches many yummy candies and foods will find their way into our homes. You know the ones I’m talking about….. they typically come in those adorable little heart-shaped boxes. For us, those wonderful treats are an amazing delight, however, they can also be toxic foods for pets.Chocolate is probably the most common toxin. […]

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Healthy Teeth Make For Healthy Pets

February 7, 2018

Poor dental health is one of the most common ailments encountered in dogs and cats, yet we often don’t realize that a bit of bad breath can be more than just a smelly inconvenience. The American Veterinary Dental College estimates that by 3 years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of dental […]

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Leptospirosis – What is it?

February 2, 2018

Leptospirosis or Lepto, is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals.  Without treatment, it can lead to kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress or even death.  Lepto is what we call a zoonotic disease.  It is one that can pass from pets to humans.How is it spread?The bacteria that cause Lepto are […]

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Basic Avian Care

January 18, 2018

Our avian friends can make excellent pets and companions if cared for properly.  However, bird ownership can also have many pitfalls that many owners may not realize.  The following handout details a few basic steps and precautions to help ensure your feathered friend is healthy and safe.Cage Care:Proper avian care begins with their housing situation.  […]

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Adopting Senior Pets

November 20, 2017

By: Lindsay, LVTNovember is now nationally recognized as “Adopt a Senior Pet” Month. The sad truth is that senior pets are much more difficult to adopt out compared to their young counterparts. Petfinder.com (one of the world’s largest databases for adoptable pets) stated that the typical animal is usually advertised on their website for an […]

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Pet Allergies in Dogs and Cats

October 2, 2017

By Dr. Scott PandyaAutumn can be one of the most wonderful times of the year – the weather cools down, the leaves change, and the hustle of the summer months finally begins to die down. However, the change in seasons can be a difficult time for pets who suffer from allergies. Here is what every […]

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