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What is Senior Preventative Blood Testing?

Blood Testing Can Improve Health
– Dr. Janice Bush, DVM, M.Sc.
Senior screening blood testing is a highly advantageous tool in veterinary medicine. Due to
advancements in veterinary care and diet, our pet friends are living longer, healthier lives than
ever before. In dogs and cats, we consider anyone over age 7 to be a “senior citizen”. In large
breed […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on What is Senior Preventative Blood Testing?

Oral Hygiene 101: Back to Basics

Have you ever heard of dental plaque?  Dental plaque is the “fuzzy slipper material” adhering to the enamel surfaces of teeth. In essence, it is a collection of bacteria.  Did you know that it could form in as little as 24 hours?  Have you ever heard of dental tartar?  Dental tartar is the “hard mineral-like […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on Oral Hygiene 101: Back to Basics

Pet Obesity and Its Dangers

Dr. Janice Bush, DVM, M.Sc.
The epidemic of obesity in our nation has received widespread attention in the news in recent years. Obesity has strong correlations to multiple diseases seen in humans. What many people do not realize is that these same conditions and others affect our pets; decreasing their overall quality of life as well […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on Pet Obesity and Its Dangers

Choosing Activities When Boarding Your Pet

Did you know that boarding your pet doesn’t have to be stressful for you or your furry companion? The days of dropping your pet off to stay in a small, steel kennel are long gone. Now boarding includes spacious, well-lit living spaces that offer your pets great plenty of great views outside their accommodations and […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Pet Boarding|Comments Off on Choosing Activities When Boarding Your Pet

What’s the Difference Between Grooming and Bathing?

Grooming is just a fancy bath, right? Absolutely not! Bathing accomplishes the basic tasks of cleaning your pet’s coat and trimming nails and cleaning ears. While a good bath goes a long way, grooming provides those extra measures designed to really pamper your pet. Grooming also provides services not available with a traditional bath. Our groomers can […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Pet Grooming|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Grooming and Bathing?

What to Do When Your Pet Has Allergies

Many animal lovers don’t know the signs of pet allergies because dogs and cats show different reactions to some of the same things we’re allergic to. Grass pollen, for example, makes lots of people sneeze and experience watering eyes. That same pollen, it turns out, can make a dog’s feet itch.

Depending on the type of […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Veterinary|Comments Off on What to Do When Your Pet Has Allergies

I Was Never a Cat Person

For most of my life, there were pets around in some form or another. As a kid on a farm, we mainly had two or three dogs as companions and three or four cats on hand to maintain the rodent population numbers to a manageable size. That’s the way it was until I became a […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on I Was Never a Cat Person

Giving the New Dog a Test Run

We’ve all heard the familiar pleas: “Can we get a dog?” “I want a dog, look how cute he is!” Dogs are tons of fun and having a canine companion is great, but what’s involved with owning a dog can catch a person off guard. Every year at this time, animal shelters see a surge […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized, Veterinary|Comments Off on Giving the New Dog a Test Run

8 Common Myths About Surgery & Cats

Kelly Serfas, a Certified Veterinary Technician in Bethlehem, PA, contributed to this article.

Myth: “My cat is too old for anesthesia”
You should think twice when your friend or the internet tells you that your cat is too old or sick for anesthesia, and don’t be afraid to seek out an expert about this concern. If your cat […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized, Veterinary|Comments Off on 8 Common Myths About Surgery & Cats

Ice Reminds Me Why I Became a Veterinarian

I’ll be honest; it’s all I ever wanted to do.  When I was young, you could often find me reading a book.  I loved all kinds of books about animals.  I read almost all of Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books, I read Misty of Chincoteague, I read dog books.  When I got a little older, […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Veterinary|Comments Off on Ice Reminds Me Why I Became a Veterinarian