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  • Preventing Ticks
    Ticks!  How to Prevent Those Icky Arachnids from Harming Your Pets                According to a recent news reports, due to the relatively warm winter, we can expect to see large numbers Read more
  • May 3rd is Specially-Abled Pets Day!
    Celebrate the Triumph of the Animal Spirit                Just as there are many differently-abled people in the world, pets also often deal with a variety of medical issues that affect their Read more
  • Music Therapy for Pets
    Can Music Really Soothe the Savage Beast?:  Using Music to Calm Our Pets                Patton Veterinary Hospital has been working to reduce stress and fear in our patients using a variety Read more
  • What Should I Do if I Find an Injured Baby Bird or Mammal?
    Don’t Create Orphans!  How to Handle Finding Immature or Injured Wildlife             Spring weather typically means the resurgence of wildlife and lots of new babies being born in the wild.  We Read more
  • Tips for Monitoring Your Pet's Quality of Life
    How Do I Know It Is Time To Say Goodbye?             As our pets age or become ill, it can be difficult to know what they are feeling and when it Read more
  • Patton Veterinary Hospital Using Updated Lyme Vaccine
    Protect Your Dog with the New Vanguard crLyme Vaccine Patton Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce that we have started using an updated version of our current Lyme vaccine manufactured by Read more
  • Protect Your Pets and Family from Common Parasites
    Protect Your Pets and Family from Parasites                Springtime means warm weather (well, warm-ish around here!) and more time spent outside with our children and pets.  This translates to more exposure Read more
  • Fun Facts About Rabbits
    It’s Time for the Easter Bunny!                Many of us celebrate Easter this Sunday and lots of children are hoping for a visit from the Easter Bunny.  I thought I would Read more
  • A Look at Irish Breeds for St. Patrick's Day
    A Look at the Irish Wolfhound and other Irish Dog Breeds                This week, we once again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  In honor of the day, I thought we might look Read more
  • Kidney Transplants in Cats
    Feline Kidney Transplants at the University of Pennsylvania                Chronic kidney failure is a common illness in senior cats.  Once patients display symptoms such as loss of appetite, weight loss, increased Read more
  • Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats
    Otitis in Pets             Your dog is constantly shaking his head, scratching his ears, or rubbing his head on the floor.  Your cat is digging in her ears with her back Read more
  • Cantankerous Calicos
    Does Coat Color Really Influence a Cat's Behavior?                We often joke that calico and tortoiseshell cats are a little feistier than other cats.  But it turns out that cats with Read more
  • Could My Cat Have Hyperthyroid Disease?
    Hyperthyroidism in Cats              Hyperthyroid disease (overactive thyroid gland) is a very common condition in older cats.  Patton Veterinary Hospital sees frequent cases, and nearly one out of ten senior cats Read more
  • February is Dental Health Month
    Patton Veterinary Hospital Celebrates Dental Health Month in February                Did you know that up to seventy-five percent of dogs and cats have some degree of dental disease by age three?  Read more
  • The Benefits of Microchips For Your Pet
    Why Should I Microchip My Pet?             It can happen in an instant.  Someone leaves the door open a second too long, and your cat or dog darts outside not wearing Read more
  • Pyometra in Dogs and Cats
    What On Earth is a Pyometra?                We have had two recent cases of a fairly common condition known as pyometra, so I thought that would be a good topic for Read more


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