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Is Pumpkin Pie Spice Harmful to Your Pet?

The Dangers of Pumpkin Spice                 Pumpkin spice is found in everything and I mean everything this time of year (pumpkin spice butter?  Pumpkin spice soda?—yeech!).  Confession, I don’t really like Read More

What’s the difference between a DVM and a VMD degree?

Hey, Doc!  Did you get your license at the DMV?                 Since I am a VMD and all our other doctors are DVMs, I Read More

Making a Visit to the Vet Easier for Your Cat

How Can I Make my Cat’s Trip to the Veterinary Office Go More Smoothly? Cat are very curious animals by nature. They are also very quick to pick up on visual Read More

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

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