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Helping Your Pet Cope With Travel Anxiety

What to do when your pet hates to ride in the car                Summer travel is in full swing, and I have been fielding a lot of questions lately about what Read More

Should I Declaw My Cat?

                                              Declawing Cats and Alternatives to Feline Declaw     Read More

Sibling Rivalry

Why it Might Not Be a Good Idea to Own Two Dogs From the Same Litter                Your family decides to get a new puppy.  You go to a rescue or Read More

Pets Help Children With Autism

Autistic Children Show Improved Social Skills When Interacting With Animals             We all know that pets can lower stress and have a positive impact on mental health as evidenced by programs Read More

How to Find a Reputable Breeder

Who should you trust--your breeder or your veterinarian? How about both!         You’ve done your research and find a breeder from whom to purchase your dream dog or Read More

The Incredible Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab Blood Used to Identify Bacterial Contaminants in Drugs                It’s officially summer and, for many of us, that means a trip to the beach.  Since we are so close Read More

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

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