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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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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SAD -Does Your Pet Have the Winter Blues?

The dead of winter generally refers to the middle of January. It is characterized by long, cold nights and very short days. When the weather gets colder and the days shorter, you tend to spend more time indoors. You might even notice that you are feeling lethargic, fatigued, hungry, and maybe even a little depressed.…  
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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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