Obesity and your pet
Did you know that obesity is the number one health problem in both cats and dogs? Only YOU control whether your pet if overweight or not. Click here to read more.
Rabies -- It can't happen to me
Read the accounting of one of our staff members rabies experience in her own home. This close encounter reminds us why it is vitally important that we keep our pets current on their rabies vaccine, not only for their own health, but potentially that of our family.
H1N1 Influenza and your pet
H1N1 Influenza has been confirmed in ferrets, one cat, swine, and poultry. At this time there have been no confirmed cases of H1N1 virus in a pet dog or pet bird. Right now all cases of H1N1 influenza in pets have been transmitted from the pet owners to the pets. This news is causing concern for pet owners and veterinarians. There is of yet, no vaccine for H1N1 in pets and it would be unsafe to administer them the human vaccine. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell how serious this disease might become in pets because there are so few reported cases.
While there are no confirmed cases of H1N1 in dogs, they can become infected by a different influenza virus called canine influenza virus (H3N8). There IS a vaccine to prevent dogs from getting this virus.
Confirmed cases of H1N1 virus in the ferrets and one cat have shown clinical signs similar to those in people, including fever, lethargy, runny nose or eyes, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
For more info on H1N1 virus in pets, visit www.avma.org
Canine Influenza (H3N8) vaccine is now available. This vaccine is recommended for at risk dogs, including those going to boarding kennels, grooming salons, dog parks, training classes, or any other event where dogs congregate. Call the clinic for more information on this vaccine.
Links-It Connectors & Pawdentify Tags
Changing tags is no longer a chore!
LINKS-IT is a patented pet tag connector that makes attaching rabies, microchip, and ID tags easy. Attach a tag in seconds without breaking your nails or needing tools.
Links-It Connector: $6.00
Pawdentify Tag: $16.00
Links-It + Pawdentify Tag: $22.00
With its patented locking mechanism and special material, LINKS-IT keeps tags securely on collars.
Call us at (724) 588-5260 to learn more!
Our Emergency Hours Are Changing!
Effective August 15, 2016, our small animal emergency service hours will be changing. Small animal emergency services will be available Monday-Sunday until 9:00pm. After this time, all emergencies will be referred to one of the following three clinics:
Animal Emergency Clinic in Girard, OH
Phone: (330) 530-8387
Camboro Veterinary Hospital in Edinboro, PA
Phone: (814) 273-1081
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Greenville Veterinary Clinic
Phone (724)588-5260 Mon & Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax (724)588-9645 Tues-Thurs: 8:00am-7:00pm
firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday: 8:00am-Noon