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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

Tips for Keeping Outdoor Pets Safe in Cold Temperatures

Keeping Outdoor Pets Warm in Winter                 It’s January in Central Pennsylvania and that means pork and sauerkraut, Farm Show snow and cold weather.  Since the arrival of the Arctic Super-frigid Read More

Use Caution With Ice-Melt Products Around Pets

Winter Ice Melt Products Can be Harmful to Pets Winter is here not only in Westeros but also in York County.  Snow and frigid temperatures have arrived.  And since most of Read More

Is It OK to Let Your Pet Sleep in Bed With You?

Should Pets Be Allowed to Sleep in Bed with You?                 Okay, campers, it’s awfully coooold out there and we’ve had some snow so, wouldn’t it be nice to snuggle in Read More

Top Five Holiday Hazards to Pets

Holiday and Winter Hazards                 Christmas is nearly upon us and Patton Veterinary Hospital wants you to enjoy the season safely along with your pets.  This week we talk about some Read More

Feline Mammary Tumors

Feline Breast Cancer Patton Veterinary Hospital has seen several pets recently with mammary tumors.  This week’s blog focuses on feline mammary tumors.  Cats have chains of four mammary glands each running Read More

Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles                 In addition to our own bearded dragon, Sydney, Patton sees a number of reptiles including snakes, turtles and lizards.  Reptiles can be difficult to care Read More

Holiday Happenings at PVH and Beyond

Pet-Themed Holiday Happenings in York County, PA                 'Tis the season of giving and, just as we have for the past eleven years, Patton Veterinary Hospital is giving back to the Read More

Talking Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Talking Turkeys for Thanksgiving                 I’m not sure if our doctors have ever seen a turkey as a patient at Patton, but we have had ducks, chickens and a rooster named Read More

Wet Tail in Hamsters

What is Wet Tail?             We talk a lot about problems in dogs and cats, but Patton Veterinary Hospital does see pocket pets and exotics as well.  Proliferative ileitis or “wet Read More

Is Your Home Pet-Proofed?

Puppy and Kitten-Proofing Your Home                 One of my clients recently relayed that her kitten was playing with the hanging cord from her window blinds and got it wrapped around her Read More

Choosing the Right Joint Supplement for Your Pet

Could Joint Supplements Be Right For Your Pet?                 Arthritis and other joint problems are common in older pets.  In fact, an estimated 50-60% of dogs and cats over the age Read More

Do You Have to Give up Your Pet if You Have a Compromised Immune System?

Should Immune-compromised People Avoid Pets?             Pets provide comfort and health benefits such as reduced blood pressure and reduced anxiety.  But, they may pose health risks to those who have compromised Read More

Anemia--When There's Not Enough Blood

Causes of Anemia in Dogs and Cats                 Anemia, a decreased number of red blood cells in the body, is a fairly common problem in dogs and cats.  Why do we Read More

Canine and Feline Conjunctivitis

Why is that Eye so Red?                 Cats and dogs can get conjunctivitis characterized by redness, swelling and discharge from the eye for multiple reasons.  The conjunctiva is the pink membrane Read More

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