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  • Recognizing Signs of Fear, Anxiety and Stress in Dogs
    How Do I Know When my Dog is Stressed?      There are many times throughout the day when your dog may feel uncomfortable with the activities occurring around him or even Read more
  • Ringworm in Dogs and Cats
    Ringworm in Dogs and Cats             Ringworm is not a worm as the name suggests but rather a skin infection caused by several species of fungus that can infect dogs, cats Read more
  • Encouraging Cats to Work for Their Food May Promote Weight Loss
    Foraging Felines                 Obesity in pets is a growing problem (no pun intended!) in the United States.  Fifty-eight percent of cats are considered to be overweight.  Obese cats have an increased Read more
  • How Do I Know if My Dogs are Fighting or Exhibiting Normal Play Behavior?
    Are They Playing or Fighting?                 Dogs frequently exhibit exuberant and noisy play.  But how do you tell if growling and sparring is more than just play and when should you Read more
  • Human Medications That May be Toxic to Pets
    Toxic Medications—Don’t Give that to Your Pet!                 Many people think that if a medication they take themselves is okay, it must be safe give to give to their pet.  But, Read more
  • What You Should Know About Ticks
    Tick-borne illnesses in Dogs in York County                 Ticks are external parasites in the arachnid family which also includes spiders and mites.  There are multiple species of ticks.  The most common Read more
  • What Can You Do to Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer?
    Keeping Pets Cool in the Dog Days of Summer                 This summer has been a hot one in York! And with a month or more of warm weather to go, here Read more
  • The Coughing Cat
    The Coughing Cat                 Cats and dogs may experience coughing for a variety of reasons.  This week’s blog discusses three common reasons your cat may be coughing, some serious, some minor.  Read more
  • Summer Hazards: Warbles, Maggots and Fly Strike
    Summer Hazards:  Warbles, Maggots and Fly Strike                 Hot, humid weather brings a multitude of insects, including many species of flies.  While generally harmless, Patton Veterinary Hospital does see some issues Read more
  • Canine Influenza Virus
    Canine influenza                 While canine flu is not expected to be a huge problem in the York area, it still pays to know the facts and to protect your dogs if Read more
  • Noise Phobia in Dogs
    Storm and Noise Phobias                 Thunderstorms have been rolling through York County and July Fourth fireworks are just around the corner.  Many dogs (and some cats!) can be fearful of these Read more
  • June is National Pet Preparedness Month
    Do You Have an Emergency Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pets?                 June is National Pet Preparedness Month.  Thankfully, our little corner of Pennsylvania does not see many natural disasters.  But Read more
  • Why Does a Chihuahua Receive the Same Dose of Vaccine as a Great Dane?
    Why Half Dose Vaccinations Are a Bad Idea                 We have had a few questions here and there about why small dogs don’t receive a smaller dose of vaccine or why Read more
  • How Can I Prevent Heartworm Disease in My Pet?
    Is Heartworm Disease Really a Threat to My Pet?                 Heartworm disease is a potentially deadly disease which is spread by mosquitoes. Dogs are the main host, but cats and ferrets Read more
  • What to do if Your Pet Gets Stung by a Bee
    What Should You Do if Your Pet Has Been Stung by a Bee? Warm weather brings out stinging insects like bees and wasps and many dogs and cats cannot resist chasing Read more
  • Tips for Safe Travels with Your Pet
    Summer Travel with Your Pet                 Summer has (almost!) arrived and many of us will soon be hitting the road or taking to the skies.  Whether you are headed to the Read more


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Read What Our Clients Say

    Very nice pet hospital. We were extremely pleased. Impressed by the education they give you as well. Our dog had her teeth cleaned and the nurse spent 10 minutes going over post-op procedures. Also we needed to come back in one week to have sutures looked at and they don't charge you an office visit for that like Leader Heights Animal Hospital would do


    I am extremely happy with the care that my puppy Cody received when he had his recent hip surgery. I highly recommend Patton Veterinary Hospital.

    Allison & Troy W.

    I would absolutely recommend Patton to anyone who has pets. Fabulous service every time by all the staff. Thank you


    The entire staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. They all seem to have a true love for all pets. They follow-up promptly and we have never had a problem with any of the doctors (Dr. Doug is our primary) or any of the other staff.

    Charles & Sally