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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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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