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  • Canine Influenza Virus
    Canine influenza                 While canine flu is not expected to be a huge problem in the York area, it still pays to know the facts and to protect your dogs if Read more
  • Noise Phobia in Dogs
    Storm and Noise Phobias                 Thunderstorms have been rolling through York County and July Fourth fireworks are just around the corner.  Many dogs (and some cats!) can be fearful of these Read more
  • June is National Pet Preparedness Month
    Do You Have an Emergency Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pets?                 June is National Pet Preparedness Month.  Thankfully, our little corner of Pennsylvania does not see many natural disasters.  But Read more
  • Why Does a Chihuahua Receive the Same Dose of Vaccine as a Great Dane?
    Why Half Dose Vaccinations Are a Bad Idea                 We have had a few questions here and there about why small dogs don’t receive a smaller dose of vaccine or why Read more
  • How Can I Prevent Heartworm Disease in My Pet?
    Is Heartworm Disease Really a Threat to My Pet?                 Heartworm disease is a potentially deadly disease which is spread by mosquitoes. Dogs are the main host, but cats and ferrets Read more
  • What to do if Your Pet Gets Stung by a Bee
    What Should You Do if Your Pet Has Been Stung by a Bee? Warm weather brings out stinging insects like bees and wasps and many dogs and cats cannot resist chasing Read more
  • Tips for Safe Travels with Your Pet
    Summer Travel with Your Pet                 Summer has (almost!) arrived and many of us will soon be hitting the road or taking to the skies.  Whether you are headed to the Read more
  • Adrenal Gland Disease in Ferrets
    Adrenal Gland Disease in Ferrets Ferrets are relatively hearty pets and can be a lot of fun.  But, there are a few diseases unique to ferrets that you should be aware Read more
  • By What Age Should I Spay or Neuter my Large Breed Dog?
    When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?                 For many years veterinarians have been recommending spaying and neutering pets while they are young.  The average age was typically four to Read more
  • Should Cats Get Microchips, Too?
    Should I Microchip My Cat?             Microchips are used for identification and sometimes for licensing dogs, but did you know your cat can also have a microchip implanted?  This is often Read more
  • Flea and Tick Preventatives for Dogs and Cats
    It’s That Time of Year—Protect Your Pet From External Parasites                 Spring is here—sort of.  While the weather may not quite be in line, it is officially spring, and that means Read more
  • Did You Know Patton Veterinary Hospital is a Feline Friendly Hospital?
                     Patton Veterinary Hospital Achieves Feline Friendly Gold Status! Cats need routine veterinary care every bit as much as dogs, but, so often we do not see our feline friends unless Read more
  • Do Indoor Cats Really Need Vaccines?
    Why do Indoor cats need vaccinations and parasite preventatives? Cats are susceptible to a variety of diseases.  While indoor cats may have less exposure to some viruses and other illnesses, there Read more
  • What You Need to Know About Leptospirosis in Dogs
    Some States Reporting Increased Incidence of Leptospirosis in Dogs             Several states including Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have recently reported an increased number of cases of Read more
  • Should Veterinary Staff Resuscitate My Pet in an Emergency?
    What Would I Do if the Unthinkable Happened?                 No one wants to think about their pet being in a critical medical situation, and though thankfully it does not happen often, Read more
  • Can Diet Play a Role in Controlling Seizures in Dogs?
    Purina Launches Pro Plan Veterinary NC NeuroCare Diet             Seizures in dogs can be scary to witness and may be caused by a number of medical conditions.  One of the most Read more


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  • "I would absolutely recommend Patton to anyone who has pets. Fabulous service every time by all the staff. Thank you"
    Kyndwynb, Red Lion
  • "I am extremely happy with the care that my puppy Cody received when he had his recent hip surgery. I highly recommend Patton Veterinary Hospital."
    Allison & Troy W, Hanover