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Splooting: A Definition and Analysis

Splooting: A Definition and AnalysisOur pets, just like our friends and family, can have some quirks. Although these quirks can give us owners a good laugh or perhaps an endearing photo, sometimes, there is a reason for these odd behaviors. More recently, one peculiar behavior is taking social media by storm: splooting. So what is [...]

How Bosco Became a Therapy Dog

Bosco working at CHOP How Bosco Became a Therapy Dog Ever since my dog, Bosco, was a puppy I wanted to socialize him as much as I could in a lot of different environments so I could take him just about anywhere.  We would go to different local events where I knew there [...]

Microchipping: Fact or Fiction

There are a lot of myths about Microchips.  We hope this blog helps clear up the rumors and share some great facts about microchips. Fiction:  Having a microchip implanted will hurt my pet. Fact:  No anesthetic is required for a microchip implant. The procedure is performed in the hospital and is simple and similar to [...]

Busting the Tick Myths

Ticks raise a lot of questions!  Dr. Adolph bust the Myths and tells us the Truth about these 8 legged insects.   The Myth:  Ticks die off during the winter months The Truth:  Ticks doe not die just because it is winter.  They do become less active during the cold months but can still attach [...]

Why do I still have fleas?

tired of fleas??? Why am I still seeing fleas?  Small breaks in prevention, even during the winter can cause major problems.  On average fleas lay 50 eggs a day, so a few days or months late on prevention can mean 100's to 1000's of flea eggs being left to hatch. Flea eggs can last for [...]

Surgery and Your Pet, No Fear!

Surgery and Your Pet, No Need to Fear! As a veterinary professional, I often wonder - how are tasks and duties I perform on a daily basis perceived by clients? Something as simple to me as obtaining a blood sample can be viewed in a completely different way from someone not involved in the field [...]

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo Dances to a Familiar Song You’re driving in your car or perhaps you’re sitting at your desk and all of a sudden a familiar song plays on the radio. Your body will almost always respond in a physical way. You might begin to tap your foot or bob your head and you [...]

Dental Levels

Your veterinarian and the GVH team will work hard to provide you with the best treatment plan for you and your pet! Dental Treatment Plans: Level 1 Dental Clean and Polish indicates that your pet's mouth has been examined and found to only have minimal calculus (tartar) accumulation with little or no gingival reaction.  As such, we [...]

Dental Health Food Success Story

A few years ago, Dr. Helfer, a doctor on our GVH team, had a pet with severe dental disease. The cat, a beautiful Siamese, was in repeatedly for dental procedures because of how severe the dental disease was. Medically, the patient needed a dental cleaning every 6 to 8 months. Shortly after, Hill’s Science Diet, [...]

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