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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Comforting Your Pets on the Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it is important to know how to care for and protect your pets. Did you know that more dogs run away from home on July 4th than any other day of the year? Even if there are not large displays scheduled for your area, you should…  
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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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Five Tips to Fight Back to School Anxiety in Dogs

It’s back to school time – but have you thought about what that means to your furry family members? Here are some tips to manage back-to-school anxiety for your dog.
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Parvo Virus on the Rise in and around Philly

Shelters and Veterinarians have seen an increase recently in Canine Parvo virus, a highly contagious viral illness that  affects the lining of the intestinal wall. It can affect dogs of all ages, but it is most common in dogs younger than one year.  The virus is transmitted through direct contact with an infected dog or…  
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Dogs and Fireworks Don’t Mix on the Main Line

Did you know that more dogs run away on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year? The sounds of fireworks – the artificial squeal followed by the giant burst of explosives and subsequent whimper – drives dogs nuts! And for many, it triggers their innate flight instinct. Fireworks are closer…  
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