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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Too Many Kittens in Wayne, Pennsylvania

After being away from his house for a week, my friend – a dog person – came home to a surprise in his garage, kittens. They appeared to be a few weeks old and to be in good health.  Frightened that his dogs would go after them and knowing that he could not keep them,…  
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Pearls from Patty: A Homemade Remedy For Dry Skin

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about dry, flaky skin. I suggested a homemade recipe to help relieve dry skin in your dogs.  One of Braxton’s loyal customers, Patty P., contacted us with a homemade suggestion of her own. Patty recommends placing a cup of regular oatmeal flakes in a nylon knee…  
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Six Cold Weather Tips For Cats and Dogs

As the weather is getting colder there are some guidelines that you should follow to ensure  your animals are safe and protected. It is important to remember that just like people, cats and dogs mind the cold weather. Even though they have a fur coat, many just aren’t equipped to be out in frigid temperatures…  
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8 Cold Weather Guidelines for the Philadelphia Suburbs

With the winter months approaching and the impending snow storm, it is important to recognize that your dog or cat may not be properly acclimated to cold weather. Like people, many animals do not enjoy being cold. Even though they come equipped with fur, it may not be enough to keep them warm. Perhaps you…  
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