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Key Vaccinations for Dogs

One very important part of dog ownership is making sure your dog stays up to date on his vaccinations. This is actually required by law in many places, and with good reason. Vaccinations help build your pup’s immune system, protecting him from dangerous and deadly diseases. They also help curb the spread of infectious disease. … Read More »

Cats and Toxoplasmosis

Have you ever heard that handling litterboxes is dangerous for pregnant women? It’s true that everyone, especially pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, should take precautions against toxoplasmosis, which can be transmitted by cats. A local vet discusses toxoplasmosis below. What Is Toxoplasmosis? First, it’s important to understand that not all cats have … Read More »

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Cats

As you may have noticed, cats are very, very good at getting comfortable. However, while Fluffy can certainly manage to sleep in some very awkward positions, she isn’t quite as good at cooling herself off. In fact, hot weather can be very dangerous to our feline buddies! Fluffy has a fur coat on, and really … Read More »

Helping Your Dog Get Through Mosquito Season

Hot weather tends to bring with it a few pet hazards, one of which is outdoor pests. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance to us humans—they can bite our canine companions as well! Read on to find out more about the dangers these pests pose and how to keep your four-legged friend safe from … Read More »

Five Signs of a Sick Bird

If you own a bird, you’re responsible for knowing when your feathered friend isn’t feeling their best. Below, your Bucks County, PA veterinarian gives you a crash course. Here are five signs of a sick bird: Cere Discharge Your bird’s cere is the area above the beak that houses the nostrils; think of it as … Read More »

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