Can Your Pet Give You Lyme?

Can your pet give you Lyme Disease? Well, the simple answer is No; however, the answer is not that simple. Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world, but it only causes symptoms in 5-10% of infected dogs. So how does this affect you? Your pet can carry these infected…  
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Irish Dog Breeds

Did you know that the Irish have produced some of the most curious, independent, and enthusiastic dogs in the world? Test your knowledge by checking out the list of top Irish Dog Breeds compiled by PET MD. Irish Setter Its distinctive and eye-catching deep red mahogany coat and full, silky hair makes the Irish Setter…  
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Unrestrained Pets Cause Danger

Last week I had stopped at a roadside stand to pick up some vegetables when I heard a woman yell. She had stopped to shop as well and when she went to put her bags in the car, she realized that her two small Shih Tzu puppies had jumped on the arm rest of the…  
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Achoo! Could Your Pet Have Allergies?

Achoo! Was that you dear? No, it was the dog. Just like people, dogs and cats can have reactions to certain allergens common in our environment. Allergens can be problematic when inhaled, ingested, or contact your pet’s skin. As his body tries to rid itself of these substances, a variety of skin, digestive, and respiratory…  
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January – National Walk Your Pet Month!

As we shovel out from the latest snow storm, it may be hard to believe that January is designated as National Walk Your Pet Month. If you could ask your dog, he would probably prefer a warmer month to celebrate walks. But be that as it may, January has indeed been designated and we have…  
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What Is Your Pet Really Saying?

Have you ever looked at your cat or dog and thought, “What are they thinking?” Well, you’re not alone. Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director, Animal Behavior Service at Ryan Veterinary Hospital, realizes that humans, dogs, and cats are species with enormously different communicative skills. In other words, cats understand cats, dogs understand dogs, and humans understand…  
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Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

This week 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…  
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4 Steps To Help Your Overweight Pet!

Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day and as we discussed last week, obesity is an epidemic in America with humans and their pets alike. “A correlation can actually be drawn between the human obesity epidemic and pet obesity,” says Dr. Jules Benson, BVSc MRCVS, a veterinarian at the Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic and a…  
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OBESITY – An Epidemic for U.S. Pets!

My neighbor, Doris W., has a problem that affects many Americans. Her cats are obese, and Doris isn’t alone. According to new research released by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), veterinarians who assessed pets for the recent study recognized that more than half are overweight or obese. Cats carry the largest share of…  
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Diggin Dog? 5 Tips To Stop Dogs From Digging!

Do you have craters in your yard caused by your dog? If so, it is important to know why he might be digging. According to the Humane Society of the United States, dogs dig for a variety of reasons some of which could be: • entertainment • prey • comfort or protection • escape •…  
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