Sometimes when a dog repeatedly wags their tail against a hard substance like a wall or a crate, a wound can form on the very end of the tail. The condition occurs from repetitive trauma to the tip of the tail. You know how your Dog’s Tail wags uncontrollably when you come home from work or you ask them if they would like to go to the P-A-R-K. While this expression of joy and happiness is a sign that your pet is happy, it can also lead to a difficult and painful condition called “Happy Tail”. “Limber Tail” is a term used to describe a different condition in dogs. Limber Tail occurs after vigorous or strenuous exercise, often associated with swimming.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
As your pet ages, your veterinarian will want to see your cat every six months. Cats age severely quickly in the later years of their life and aging changes can develop with alarming speed. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease of the joints and we’re just learning how common it is in cats as they live longer and receive more veterinary care than ever before. It can be identified on a physical examination with or without radiographs (X-rays), depending on the severity of the changes. This progressive condition can also be treated and lead to a happier, more energetic feline with minimal discomfort as they age.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Fleas have been around for over 60 million years, so I don’t think they are going anywhere anytime soon. Fortunately, there are many Flea/Tick Preventatives that can help prevent your pet from getting flea infections. For more information on which products are safe and effective for your pet, please schedule an appointment with a member of our veterinary hospital who can spend the time to go over flea prevention in more detail.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
A Microchip is only about the size of a grain of rice, and yet it can provide a permanent and capable means of identification for your pet. The procedure for microchip insertion is safe, swift, simple, low-stress, virtually painless, and highly effective. A chip containing an ID number is injected into the back of the neck between your pet’s shoulder blades, into the tissues beneath the skin, by means of a hypodermic needle. Your pet experiences no more pain or discomfort than you would in a simple vaccination, so anesthesia is not a necessity for this procedure. An ID number can be read by a scanner, which most veterinary hospitals, animal control bureaus, SPCA’s, and other organizations likely to receive stray animals routinely use to scan cats and dogs whose owners are unknown.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Thank You To Our Sponsors, Vendors, Rescues, Volunteers, And Visitors Who Helped Make Our Fifth Annual Event Success!!! We Were Able To Raise A Total Of $8,500 For Red Paw Relief Team For Displaced Animals In Our Region.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
It is extremely important to note that to the non-trained veterinarian, many other more concerning diseases may look like Kennel Cough. Among them are canine influenza, pneumonia, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer. If misdiagnosed and left untreated, these diseases can be serious and even fatal.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Dr. Wrigley is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He has over 14 years of clinical experience in both emergency medicine and general practice in Pennsylvania, California, and Oregon, as well as 4 years of post-graduate experience studying neuroscience and nutrition at the Pennsylvania State University. When not enjoying time at home with his cat Joy, he enjoys backpacking, hiking, camping and trail running.
Monday, June 3, 2019
Thank You For All Who Attended Our Sunday Funday Fundraiser To Benefit Red Paw Emergency Relief Team
Our Fifth Annual World of Animals' Sunday Funday To Benefit Red Paw Emergency Relief Team Was PAWsome! Thank You To All The Volunteers, Vendors, Sponsors And The Many Visitors Who Joined Us. This Event Is Not Possible Without Each And Every One Of You.