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  • Blue-Green Algae Can be Fatal to Pets
    Beware:  Toxic Algae May Harm Pets                 If you have a pond in your backyard or hike with your dog in areas where there are standing bodies of water, beware of Read more
  • Anti-Anxiety Medications Can Reduce Fear in Pets Prior to Veterinary Visits
    Low Stress Veterinary Visits: the Benefits of Anti-Anxiety Medications             Patton Veterinary Hospital is working towards Fear Free Certification which means that we are striving to make changes so a visit Read more
  • Hazardous Creatures--Summer Hazards Part 2
    Summer Hazards Part 2                 It's getting hot out there!   June 21 marks the official first day of summer, and while we are all ready to enjoy the warm weather, Read more
  • Three Things That Could Harm Your Pet This Summer
    Summer Hazards Part 1      The heat is on!  Summer officially arrives June 21, and while we are all ready to enjoy the warm weather, there are some things that could Read more
  • Grain-Free Diets Linked to Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Some Golden Retrievers
    Could a Grain-Free Diet Be Bad for Your Golden?                 Grain-free diets for pets are quite popular these days.  And while they are typically good quality diets, dogs are omnivores eating Read more
  • Five myths about mosquitos and heartworm disease in pets
    Mosquito Myths        Warm, humid weather has arrived and so soon will those annoying mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes carry numerous types of illnesses infecting both humans and animals, but the one we worry Read more
  • World Turtle Day
    World Turtle Day-Help Protect Turtles May 23, 2018 has been designated World Turtle Day.  Did you know that turtle and tortoise habitats are disappearing around the world?  While turtles can make Read more
  • Patton's Fear Free Veterinary Plan
    The Fear Free Veterinary Plan      The Fear Free Veterinary Initiative is a new way of reducing Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) at the vet.  When formulating a fear free plan, Read more
  • It's Time for Tick Prevention
    Protect Your Pet Against Ticks                 Warm weather has finally arrived in York!  But, it’s not all good. The coming of our long awaited spring brings not only sunny days and Read more
  • Why is My Dog Wheezing/Snorting Like That?
    What is a Reverse Sneeze?                 You come home from work and greet your dog who is very excited to see you.  Suddenly, he starts wheezing and snorting, sounding as though Read more
  • Which Foods Could Harm Your Pet?
    Common Foods Toxic to Pets                 Most of us know that chocolate and grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs and cats, but there are many other foods that can be Read more
  • Fear Free Veterinary Care Comes to Patton
    Why is Patton choosing Fear Free for Veterinary Care? You may be wondering, “What is the Fear Free Pet Initiative?”  How may it affect your pet’s healthcare? Fear Free Practice Read more
  • Safety Tips for Air Travel with Your Pet
    Air Travel with Pets                 With the promise of warmer weather on the horizon, many of us look forward to traveling and sometimes that includes traveling with our pets.  While it Read more
  • Facts About Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    Facts About Feline Infectious Peritonitis                 Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a frustrating disease affecting cats.  FIP usually affects very young kittens less than six months of age and older senior Read more
  • Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis in Dogs
    What the Heck Is HGE?                 HGE or Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis syndrome, (recently renamed Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome, AHDS for short) is not only a huge mouthful to say, but a potentially Read more
  • What Type of Collar or Harness Should I Use to Walk My Dog?
    What Type of Collar or Harness is Best for my Dog?                 With the first day of spring arriving this week, warm weather is hopefully coming soon to South Central Pennsylvania Read more


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