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  • How Risky is Anesthesia for my Pet?
    Addressing Anesthesia Concerns                 One of the biggest concerns we hear from our clients are fears about their pets undergoing anesthesia.  Sedation and anesthesia can be scary.  What if something happens Read more
  • Dogs with Unusual Occupations
    Five Unusual Jobs Held by Dogs                 Dogs have long been part of the working class—working for the police force and in the military, aiding the blind and those in wheelchairs Read more
  • Dental Home Care Products for Pets
    Top Five Dental Home Care Products                 This week marks the end of February which is traditionally dental health month for pets.  While there is often no substitution for a professional Read more
  • Facts About the Gravy Train Food Recall
    Several Pet Foods Recalled Due to Contamination with Pentobarbital                 There have been some recent news stories about a voluntary recall on pet foods under the J.M. Smucker Company name due Read more
  • Celebrate the Love: Praise for the Human-Animal Bond
    Praise for the Human-Animal Bond                 This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  What more appropriate time to acknowledge the unconditional love our pets bring  and to say thank you to all Read more
  • Twice Yearly Exams Recommended for Senior Pets
    See You in September…and February                 Our pets age at a much faster rate than we do.  At 1-2 years of age, they’re teenagers.  At 5-7, they’re mature adults in their Read more
  • Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?
    The Curious Causes of Coprophagy                 At Patton Veterinary Hospital, we get this question A LOT:   Why does my dog eat poop and what can I do to stop it?  As Read more
  • The Facts About Canine Flu
    Canine Influenza Virus:  What You Need to Know                 You may have seen recent news stories circulating about canine influenza, including our own Dr. Spencer on ABC 27 News.  While isolated Read more
  • How to Make a Visit to the Vet Less Stressful
    Taking the Panic out of Your Pet’s Vet Visits                 We see dozens of pets at the Patton Veterinary Hospital each day.  While some are happy-go-lucky and seem to enjoy their Read more
  • Tips for Keeping Outdoor Pets Safe in Cold Temperatures
    Keeping Outdoor Pets Warm in Winter                 It’s January in Central Pennsylvania and that means pork and sauerkraut, Farm Show snow and cold weather.  Since the arrival of the Arctic Super-frigid Read more
  • Use Caution With Ice-Melt Products Around Pets
    Winter Ice Melt Products Can be Harmful to Pets Winter is here not only in Westeros but also in York County.  Snow and frigid temperatures have arrived.  And since most of Read more
  • Is It OK to Let Your Pet Sleep in Bed With You?
    Should Pets Be Allowed to Sleep in Bed with You?                 Okay, campers, it’s awfully coooold out there and we’ve had some snow so, wouldn’t it be nice to snuggle in Read more
  • Top Five Holiday Hazards to Pets
    Holiday and Winter Hazards                 Christmas is nearly upon us and Patton Veterinary Hospital wants you to enjoy the season safely along with your pets.  This week we talk about some Read more
  • Feline Mammary Tumors
    Feline Breast Cancer Patton Veterinary Hospital has seen several pets recently with mammary tumors.  This week’s blog focuses on feline mammary tumors.  Cats have chains of four mammary glands each running Read more
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
    Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles                 In addition to our own bearded dragon, Sydney, Patton sees a number of reptiles including snakes, turtles and lizards.  Reptiles can be difficult to care Read more
  • Holiday Happenings at PVH and Beyond
    Pet-Themed Holiday Happenings in York County, PA                 'Tis the season of giving and, just as we have for the past eleven years, Patton Veterinary Hospital is giving back to the Read more


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