Penn Animal 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…  
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Lilies and Cats Don’t Mix!

Did you know that lilies are highly toxic to cats? According to Taylor Blackston at Penn Vet, all parts of the lily plant are considered poisonous, so it is important to be sure that lilies be kept away from cats because kidney damage can occur within 24-72 hours of ingestion. Dangerous Lilies Include: Easter lily…  
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5 Tips for Bringing Home Your New Cat!

So, you’ve decided to adopt a cat. Now what do you do? Well, it is important to be prepared before bringing your new arrival home. Here are a few tips that may help to ease the transition. 1. Prepare the Humans: Check to be sure that all family members want to adopt a cat. 2.…  
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Meow! It’s Adopt – A – Cat Month!

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month, and the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations, is concerned that the cat population is increasing while veterinary visits for cats are decreasing. Even though there are 10 million more cats owned in the United States than dogs, cats are less than half as likely…  
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What are Heartworms?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats, and other species of mammals. Heartworms are a type of roundworm, and dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to…  
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The Importance of Pet Dental Care

Did you know that pet dental care is not just about teeth? Providing preventative dental care for your pet is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding his overall health. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, oral disease is the single largest disease process affecting your pets today with 80% of…  
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Winter Weather Advisory for Pets in the Philadelphia Area

Even after the snow ends, the frigid, winter air will remain locked over our area with wind chills registering below zero. This is another one of those dangerously cold days. It is imperative that we take a few common sense precautions to be sure that our furry friends are protected. Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of…  
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Looking for a Last Minute Pet Gift?

We know that Americans love their pets and treat them as family members, but it may come as a surprise to know that in this struggling economy, pet owners are expected to spend more on their furry friends than ever. According to statistics shared by Petfinder.com: Ninety percent of all pet owners consider their pet…  
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Keep Your Pets Safe and Healthy This Thanksgiving

As we gather to celebrate the holidays, it is important to remember the safety of our furry friends. Although they want to be a part of the fun, some of the special people treats are actually harmful to our pets. To ensure your pet’s safety this holiday season, be sure he avoids the following items:…  
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7 Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke on the Main Line

Have you ever noticed how hot it can get inside a car on a summer day – far hotter than it is outside? That’s because a car acts like a greenhouse, trapping the sun’s heat. A study by the Animal Protection Institute showed that even moderately warm temperatures outside can quickly lead to deadly temperatures…  
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