Boarding Your Best Friend

With all the snow we have been having this winter our minds are starting to wander to the sunny days of spring and summer. You may be thinking about where you would like to venture to for your summer vacation. In an ideal scenario, you may choose a place that allows you to bring your [...]

New Leash on Life

Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital is proud to support New Leash on Life.  See what great work they are doing celebrating the human animal bond. Visit the New Leash on Life website for more information about the organization. Check out this segment which was on Wild About Animals.

True Confessions of a Flea

Hi, my name is Toderick, the flea.  I wanted to share my story with you.  I have a rather large family of 1,050 close relatives and it's growing!  We have a great home with lots of bedrooms and we are always well fed.  The home we live in has great carpets that many of my [...]

I Still Have Fleas

Did you hope that your flea problem would end with the cold weather?  Unfortunately, fleas are determined to stay alive even when weather conditions outside are less than ideal. So where do the fleas live?  Fleas may be hiding inside or outside without you even knowing it.  Inside they can be found hiding in your [...]

The Health Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

The Health Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps reduce or eliminate the risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your [...]

Care Credit

Question:  Are there alternative ways to pay for preventative care? Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital offers Care Credit as a simply way to pay for any of our services whether for emergencies or for expected care.  Dental procedures are an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Applying is fast and simple.... Just go to gilbertsvillevet.com and click [...]

Flip the Lip

Flip the Lip  It is important, as pet parents, that we "flip the lip" of our dog or cat.  This will help to determine if your pet is at risk for periodontal disease which occurs when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Here are some tips: 1. “Flip the lip" when your pet is at [...]

New Year’s Resolution……for Your Cat

Is your cat overweight?  Now might be the time to start thinking about a New Year’s resolution for your cat.  “Cat Obesity has become a serious and widespread health issue.  A recent veterinary survey indicates that 29% of 8,000 cats are overweight or obese.  Extra weight, even a pound or two, can lead to other, [...]

What is the Ideal Weight for My Cat?

There are many factors that you need to look at when assessing your cat’s weight.  Here are some questions you should ask yourself: Can you see her ribs or spine? Can you see your cat’s waist? Does her stomach sag? Does her face look more round with larger cheeks? Kitty appears tired or lazy Apprehension [...]

Ginny Weasley and “Her Boy”

In March of 2008, I was in charge of doing weekend treatments for the rescued orange kitty at GVH with many medical issues. She was still young but, had endured so much including, reoccurring upper respitory infections, poor nutrition and unexpected breeding.  She was still looking for her forever home.  On Saturday night, my then [...]

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