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Top Five Halloween Hazards

Halloween Hazards                 Fall has arrived bringing colored leaves, crisp cool air, more pumpkin-spiced items than you can imagine and, my favorite holiday, Halloween.  We have discussed things that might be Read More

National Veterinary Technician Week

Help PVH Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week!                 We at Patton Veterinary Hospital have an amazing team of nurses and we invite everyone to help us celebrate and thank the wonderful Read More

What is a Heart Murmur?

What Does it Mean if My Pet Has a Heart Murmur?                 At Patton Veterinary Hospital, many of our patients have heart murmurs.  Murmurs can be mild and “innocent”, or they Read More

Bringing Awareness About Cancer in Our Pets

Cancer in Companion Animals                 Cancer is a very scary word that no one every wants to hear as a diagnosis.  There are many, many types of cancer and we see Read More

Mast Cell Tumors

Mast Cell Tumors in Pets                 Dogs and cats can develop a variety of different types of skin tumors, many of which are benign or non-cancerous.  But one of the more Read More

Anal Sacculitis

Why is my Dog Scooting His Butt on the Floor?                 I’m sure you’ve all seen dogs dragging their bottoms across the floor.  Many people mistakenly think this is a sign Read More

Antifreeze Toxicity in Pets

What Happens When a Pet Drinks Antifreeze?                 Most of us know that antifreeze is toxic to pets, but what actually happens when a pet drinks antifreeze?  Antifreeze typically contains ethylene Read More

Charlie and the Veterinary Hospital

Charlie and the Veterinary Hospital                 The world lost a great comic actor last week—the incomparable Gene Wilder.  Mr. Wilder made numerous movies, but he is perhaps best remembered for his Read More

How Do I Know if My Pet is in Pain?

Recognizing Pain in Animals                 At Patton Veterinary Hospital, we are asked this question a lot:  Is my pet in pain?  No one wants their pet to suffer, but our dogs Read More

Is an Iguana a Good Pet For You?

Do Iguanas Make Good Pets?                 While reptiles are not my forte, Doctors Doug and Kevin Schmidt and Dr. Spencer at Patton Veterinary Hospital do see reptiles and other exotic pets.  Read More

Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day this Week

August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day!                 Black cats are most often associated with Halloween and bad luck, at least in this country.  But did you know that in many Read More

Continuing Education and the Veterinary Oath

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and Continuing Education                 All veterinarians take an oath that we strive to uphold: The veterinarian's oath Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to Read More

Patton Veterinary Hospital Offers Screening Blood Tests

Annual Screening Blood Tests To Be Offered at All Well Visits             From now on, when your pet next comes to see us for a well care visit, our nurses and Read More

Dog Park Etiquette

How to Have a  Safe, Happy Time at the Dog Park                 Summer is a popular time at many dog parks and Canine Meadows at John Rudy County Park in York Read More

A Fun Look at Patton's Cat Hospital

I'm posting something a little different this week—this was a fun take I wrote about our cat hospital published a few months ago in the Women’s Journal which is a Read More

Bladder Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder Stones in Pets                 Dogs and cats who are straining to urinate, have bloody urine or are urinating frequent small amounts may have a bladder infection, but another common cause Read More

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