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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 […]

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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 […]

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Adopting Senior Pets

November 20, 2017

By: Lindsay, LVT November 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 […]

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Pet Allergies in Dogs and Cats

October 2, 2017

By Dr. Scott Pandya Autumn 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 […]

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Consider Pet Insurance Today

September 26, 2017

If you have visited any of our three locations lately, you may have noticed some signs and brochures on pet insurance.  Pet insurance companies have been around for years, but are becoming increasingly popular as policies change to better suit pet needs. Many animals are viewed more as a family member than just a pet, […]

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National Mutt Day

July 26, 2017
Looking for a New Dog? Adopt, Don't Shop! According to the ASPCA, roughly 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters each year. Of the 3.9 million, 1.2 million are unfortunately euthanized for various reasons; be it behavioral or shelter overcrowding. It is these kinds of statistics that help reinforce my belief of adopt, don’t shop! July [...]

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Celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat-Month!

June 19, 2017
Did you know that June is officially Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month? In honor of such a wonderful cause, we would like to highlight a few local shelters and their adoptable cats! If you’re like me and would love to participate in this cause but are currently unable to open up your home to a new addition, do [...]

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Permanent Pet Identification

April 20, 2017
April 23rd is National Lost Dog Awareness Day. Despite our best attempts, sometimes our animals can get lost for one reason or another. Luckily there are many online sites and shelters to look for our lost companions, but sometimes that just may not be enough. Veterinary professionals can provide tattooing for identification, but in time [...]

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National Walk Your Dog Day

February 16, 2017
  February 22nd is National Walk Your Dog Day. I’m not sure how this day came to be, but it’s so easy to participate, and it’s beneficial for both you and your pet! The act of walking helps us with weight control, aids in regulating stress levels, and has been known to decrease our blood [...]

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Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

January 25, 2017
By Autumn Bowers, Shippensburg Receptionist   If you have ever visited our Shippensburg location for your pet’s exams, chances are I have talked to you at one point or another about my beloved cat Roland.  He is a one-year old Ragdoll, and he is quite the character.  Like most of your pets, he immediately greets [...]

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