Great Christmas Gift – Pet Insurance

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for mom or grandma? How about pet insurance for her favorite furry friend. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in the past couple of decades and because of these medical advances, veterinarians can perform many procedures that were previously unheard of. Although these advances contribute to a longer…  
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2020 Chester County Dog License Available at Braxton’s

Why do I have to license my dog?  Well, there are several answers to this question. First, licensing helps prevent rabies outbreaks by requiring a certificate of vaccination for all dogs over the age of 4 months. More importantly, licensing your pet increases the chance that you will be reunited should your pet become lost.…  
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Keeping Pets Safe at Thanksgiving

As we gather to celebrate the holidays, Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips to keep your pets healthy and out of the emergency room this Thanksgiving: Festive foods Maintain your pet’s regular diet. Treats of turkey, ham, gravy, cookies, and other goodies can lead to…  
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Pet Safety at Night

Tonight it will be dark at 4:45 pm! As the days become shorter, it may be difficult to get that evening walk in before dark.  That doesn’t mean you should stop those after-dinner strolls with your dog; it only means that you need to be a little more cautious. It is really important for both…  
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5 Signs of Pet Diabetes

Did you know that it is estimated that 1 in 300 adult dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes? According to a 2016 study released by Banfield Pet Hospital, there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of diabetes in dogs and cats throughout the country. Between 2006 and 2015, researchers identified a startling 80% increase in…  
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November: Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Have you considered adopting a dog or cat? Why not try an older pet? There are plenty of reasons to adopt an older dog or cat, not the least of which is that they are already house trained (or can figure it out quickly). Most senior pets do not destroy property like shoes or furniture…  
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Braxton’s Memorial Regatta

Bill Braxton’s family, close friends, coaches, and The Philadelphia Girls’ Rowing Club are proud to present the 46th annual rowing of the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta. After a long history on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Regatta is now held at Mercer Lake in Windsor Township, NJ. We are looking forward to an outstanding…  
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Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Your Dog

Halloween is fun for the whole family, but is it fun for your dog? Many of us enjoy Halloween, but depending on your dog’s personality, he may like staying home better. Sometimes it is kinder to leave him behind. If your dog is social and you think he will enjoy joining you on this night,…  
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The End of Daylight Savings Time Affects Your Dog

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 am. While we are excited about the extra hour of sleep that the end of daylight savings time signals, don’t be surprised if your dog is up at his usual time ready and waiting to go. Remember, it’s not your dog’s fault. Circadian Rhythm Animals…  
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Happy Global Cat Day

Today, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, is Global Cat Day. Formerly known as National Feral Cat Day, this holiday was started by Alley Cat Allies to improve and protect the lives of all cats. Alley Cat Allies and its supporters around the world will observe Global Cat Day® on Wednesday, October 16, with a commitment to save…  
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