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Why is My Dog Wheezing/Snorting Like That?

What is a Reverse Sneeze?                 You come home from work and greet your dog who is very excited to see you.  Suddenly, he starts wheezing and snorting, sounding as though Read More

Which Foods Could Harm Your Pet?

Common Foods Toxic to Pets                 Most of us know that chocolate and grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs and cats, but there are many other foods that can be Read More

Fear Free Veterinary Care Comes to Patton

Why is Patton choosing Fear Free for Veterinary Care? You may be wondering, “What is the Fear Free Pet Initiative?”  How may it affect your pet’s healthcare? Fear Free Practice Read More

Safety Tips for Air Travel with Your Pet

Air Travel with Pets                 With the promise of warmer weather on the horizon, many of us look forward to traveling and sometimes that includes traveling with our pets.  While it Read More

Facts About Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Facts About Feline Infectious Peritonitis                 Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a frustrating disease affecting cats.  FIP usually affects very young kittens less than six months of age and older senior Read More

Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis in Dogs

What the Heck Is HGE?                 HGE or Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis syndrome, (recently renamed Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome, AHDS for short) is not only a huge mouthful to say, but a potentially Read More

What Type of Collar or Harness Should I Use to Walk My Dog?

What Type of Collar or Harness is Best for my Dog?                 With the first day of spring arriving this week, warm weather is hopefully coming soon to South Central Pennsylvania Read More

How Risky is Anesthesia for my Pet?

Addressing Anesthesia Concerns                 One of the biggest concerns we hear from our clients are fears about their pets undergoing anesthesia.  Sedation and anesthesia can be scary.  What if something happens Read More

Dogs with Unusual Occupations

Five Unusual Jobs Held by Dogs                 Dogs have long been part of the working class—working for the police force and in the military, aiding the blind and those in wheelchairs Read More

Dental Home Care Products for Pets

Top Five Dental Home Care Products                 This week marks the end of February which is traditionally dental health month for pets.  While there is often no substitution for a professional Read More

Facts About the Gravy Train Food Recall

Several Pet Foods Recalled Due to Contamination with Pentobarbital                 There have been some recent news stories about a voluntary recall on pet foods under the J.M. Smucker Company name due Read More

Celebrate the Love: Praise for the Human-Animal Bond

Praise for the Human-Animal Bond                 This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  What more appropriate time to acknowledge the unconditional love our pets bring  and to say thank you to all Read More

Twice Yearly Exams Recommended for Senior Pets

See You in September…and February                 Our pets age at a much faster rate than we do.  At 1-2 years of age, they’re teenagers.  At 5-7, they’re mature adults in their Read More

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

The Curious Causes of Coprophagy                 At Patton Veterinary Hospital, we get this question A LOT:   Why does my dog eat poop and what can I do to stop it?  As Read More

The Facts About Canine Flu

Canine Influenza Virus:  What You Need to Know                 You may have seen recent news stories circulating about canine influenza, including our own Dr. Spencer on ABC 27 News.  While isolated Read More

How to Make a Visit to the Vet Less Stressful

Taking the Panic out of Your Pet’s Vet Visits                 We see dozens of pets at the Patton Veterinary Hospital each day.  While some are happy-go-lucky and seem to enjoy their Read More

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