Don’t Forget the Birds

Winter Backyard Bird Feeding Tips Do you realize that many birds do not migrate south for the winter?  Some people put away birdbaths and feeders until spring; however, there are many beautiful winter birds that can use your help in providing necessary food and water when natural resources are at their scarcest. According to Melissa Mayntz,…  
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Penn Vet Canine Blood Bank

Nothing is more frightening than the realization that your furry family member needs a life-saving surgery and more than that, a blood transfusion. Where does the blood come from? With humans, the Red Cross provides blood to hospitals around the country. Well, fortunately, Penn Vet offers a blood bank with a mobile bloodmobile to make…  
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January? Walk Your Dog Month

Lucky for us, the weather has been quite balmy recently, but did you know that January is “Walk Your Dog Month?” Typically, most of us would rather hibernate for the winter and wait for spring to arrive. Well, no matter how we might feel, our four-legged friends need consistent exercise, no matter what the thermometer…  
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A Pet Safe Holiday Guide

Braxton’s Animal Works wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season. Just a reminder that a little forethought can ensure a happy and healthy holiday. According to the ASPCA, pet parents should pay particular attention to the following items: Seasonal Plants and Decorations Trees: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing…  
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What to Say When a Pet Dies

Yesterday, a friend lost her beloved, Daisy. I was having a difficult time finding the right words to comfort her. Another friend lost one of her beloved cats, and unfortunately, the situation was made worse by what some people had to say. One person – in an effort to comfort her – asked, “How many…  
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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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