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Tips for Easier Nail Trims

Tips to Avoid the Drama When Trimming Nails                Most dogs hate having their nails trimmed—mine included.  Frankie and Marty turn into writhing, kicking balls of muscle using all of their Read More

Visiting Glacier National Park

My Glacier Vacation: Wildfires and Natural Wonders                When we landed at the airport in Kalispell, Montana last Saturday, the air was thick with smoke from the many wildfires in Montana Read More

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Help!  My Dog Is Peeing on the Floor!             Pets having accidents in the house is a source of frustration for both pet owners and veterinarians alike.  No one likes to Read More

The Plague!

Bubonic Plague Still Exists Globally and is Found in the United States             Mentioning bubonic plague conjures up thoughts of mass deaths in Europe in the Middle Ages (or maybe Monty Read More

Patton Veterinary Hospital Aims for Less Scary Visits for Your Pet

Fear-Free Visits to the Vet We know many pets do not enjoy visiting our veterinary office.  Some are already shy or not well socialized, some have a bad experience at their Read More

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

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