November: Pet Diabetes Month

Is your pet at risk for Diabetes? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Many people do not realize that their cat or dog can develop diabetes. Diabetes has been diagnosed in cats of all ages, both sexes (intact and neutered), and all breeds. It more frequently affects older cats, especially neutered males. Any dog…  
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Animal Planet to Feature Penn Vet

Penn Vet announced in early February that Animal Planet is in production of an all-new series, PENN VET (WT), produced for the network by High Noon Entertainment – the same ones who produced Cake Boss. PENN VET features the first ever behind the scenes look at the University of Pennsylvania’s highly competitive veterinary  school. With unprecedented access, Animal…  
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Pet Dental Care – More Than A Luxury

Dental Care for your pets may seem like a cosmetic issue, but when your pet has red gums, yellow teeth and stinky breath, it could be a sign of dental disease, that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating affects on your pet’s quality of life. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent…  
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Cold Weather Pet Safety

Winter weather is finally upon us and extra care needs to be taken to keep your companion animals comfortable and healthy.  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 for…  
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Thankful for Pets

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to appreciate all of the blessings in our lives, especially our pets. After all, our pets provide love and companionship and ask very little in return. Most pets are happy to have food, water, shelter, and a family who loves them. And even though they sometimes demand to be petted…  
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Pet Safe Thanksgiving

Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips to keep 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 can lead to gastrointestinal upsets like diarrhea and vomiting. Dispose…  
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Blessing of the Pets

This Saturday, October 3, 2015 you may notice something odd – a procession of animals. Every year around October 4th, people across the world celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with prayers and a blessing of the animals and pets. Started by the Catholic Church as a way to honor the life of…  
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National Pet Fire Safety Day – Today

It is hard to believe that over 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year? For this reason, the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services have designated July 15th as National Pet Fire Safety Day. These two organizations are working together to educate pet owners about the potential risks pets face when left…  
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Independence Day Safety

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it is important to know how protect your pets and reduce their stress and anxiety. Did you know that more dogs run away from home on July 4th than any other day of the year? This doesn’t have to be the case. Braxton’s Animal Works offers…  
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5 Essential Items for Pet Preparedness Kit

June is designated by the American Humane Association as National Pet Preparedness Month to remind pet owners to include pets in their emergency plans. A natural disaster can happen at any time, but this month especially, it is important to be prepared. June marks the first month of hurricane season, but our area is no…  
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