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  • Permission to Grieve
    Coping With the Loss of a Pet   By now, most of you have read Shawn Downs’ loving tribute on our Facebook page to Patton Veterinary Hospital’s long-time resident cat, Midnight. Read more
  • Warning! Xylitol Now Found in Some Brands of Sugar-Free Peanut Butter
    Watch Out For the Artificial Sweetener Xylitol in Foods You Might Feed Your Dog                Most dogs love peanut butter.  I know mine do!  How often do we use it as Read more
  • Pennsylvania's Birds of Prey
    Patton Veterinary Hospital Discusses Raptors at Next Kids’ Club Meeting                 We have all identified the shrill cry of our nation’s bird, the Bald Eagle, seen the many vultures circling area Read more
  • Top Five Cat Breeds in America
    Do You Know the Five Most Popular Breeds of Cat?                 Last week, we counted down the top five purebred dogs in the United Sates.  This week, we look at cats.  Read more
  • Top Five Dog Breeds in America
    Do You Know the Most Popular AKC Dog Breed in America?                We are a nation of dog lovers for sure.  But some dog breeds are more popular than others.  Of Read more
  • Three Common Questions on Google About the Curious Cat
    Why Do Cats Knead With Their Paws?                Last week, we looked at three common questions about dogs that people search on Google.  This week, I thought I would do the Read more
  • Why Do Dogs Kick Their Feet After They Go to the Bathroom?
    Top Three Google Search Questions About Dogs                This week, I thought I would answer a few curious questions about dogs.  These are three of the most common Google internet searches Read more
  • Are Bengal Cats Really Immune to Feline Leukemia?
    A Look at the Origin of the Myth of Feline Leukemia Resistance in Bengals                Dr. Schmidt recently shared with me that he has had a few clients who have adopted Read more
  • Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs
    The Ins and Outs of Canine Mange                Warm weather is finally here!  As we spend more time outdoors with our pets, there are more chances for our furry friends to Read more
  • Canine Influenza
    What You Need to Know About Canine Influenza                 We have been receiving a lot of questions about a recent news story detailing an outbreak of canine influenza in Chicago.  Here Read more
  • Guest Blogger Shawn Downs Discusses Your Cat Vs. The Carrier
    The Cat Tango             Does your cat disappear whenever he spots you dusting off the pet carrier for his annual trip to the vet? Does he resist the very idea of Read more
  • Guest Blogger Shawn Downs Discusses Environmental Enrichment for Your Cat
    Feed the Tiger:  Cater to the Beast Inside             You see them all the time on Animal Planet—the panther, the lion, the cheetah, the tiger. Kings and queens of their habitat, Read more
  • Patton Veterinary Hospital Offers Free Health Risk Assessments For Your Pets!
    Fill out a free health questionnaire for your pet today!             Patton Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer a new tool to keep your pet safe and healthy.  The Pet Wellness Read more
  • Rat-Bite Fever
    What You Need to Know About Rat-Bite Fever             Last week, several local news stations ran a story about the tragic death of a Dillsburg infant who contracted Rat-bite Fever after Read more
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Did St. Patrick Really Rid Ireland of Snakes?             Today we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with all things green and a nod to the Irish.  What does Read more
  • The Joys and Hassles of Living with Two Dogs
                   Marty and Frankie take over my sofa every night!                 After this looong cold winter, I thought we could all use a little humor, so I decided to describe my Read more


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