LANCASTER, PA – Local veterinary officials are urging owners to vaccinate their dogs against the potentially deadly canine influenza virus that is sweeping through central Pennsylvania. Up until recently, the majority of cases have been limited to major cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Just this week, several cases have been reported in Red Lion, PA and doctors expect that number to rise exponentially in surrounding areas.
Just like the human flu, new strains of canine influenza spread quickly and once
Heartworm disease is a very serious diagnosis and disease in cats and dogs. Heartworms are parasites (worms) that live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels in dogs and cats.
Heartworms, a year-round concern, are transmitted by mosquitos. A mosquito will bite a dog and take a blood meal. If the dog is infected with heartworms, the mosquito will pick up microfilaria (immature worm). The microfilaria will begin maturation in the mosquito over 10 to 14 days. The mosquito then bites another
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December is a month of holiday cheer, snowflakes and sleigh rides, and winter time fun. It also happens to be…..Laser Treatment Awareness month! Laser therapy is a useful tool to reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and help increase healing. It can also help relax muscles and improve circulation.Read More
By: Jessie L. Rayburn, CVT
The doctors and staff at Neffsville are always striving to provide the best in high quality, veterinary medicine for your animal companion. As we endeavor to achieve this objective, we often find new methods, or products, to help us reach our goal. We are happy to announce a new flea and tick preventative we will offer to our canine patienRead More
We are pleased to announce that our clinic has a new product that we are very excited about — Simparica Chewables. Simparica is a once-monthly, liver-flavored, chewable that helps protect your dog from fleas and ticks.
Our doctors review preventative products regularly to ensure we are offering the most effective products to our clients. Read More
By Dr. Colleen Carney
Top 10 causes for soft stools in dogs and cats
By Misty Shenberger
Violence is not limited to people and often pets are threatened or injured by a partner as a way to control family members. Studies show that 71 % of battered women reported their pets had been threatened, harmed or killed by their partners. As many as one-third of domestic violence victims delay leaving their situation out of concern for their pet’s safety. Pets are true friends to us, to our children, and a comfort during a traumatic situation. As their friend, it is our re
Dr. Colleen Carney
According to surveys from the Association for the Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of our dogs and cats are overweight or obese. That equates to nearly 41 million dogs and 50 million cats that are considered to be at an unhealthy body condition. In addition to a diminished quality of life, excess weight can have detrimental effects on a pet’s overall health and put them at risk for a shortened lifespan by up to two years.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PET IS
by Dr. Colleen Carney
Arthritis is defined as a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Generally, we think of degenerative arthritis caused by loss of the cartilage or cushioning of the joint. Genetics, age, weight and activity play a role in the development of arthritis in pets. Pain is one of the most underdiagnosedRead More