The High Cost of Skipping Your Pet’s Vaccinations

When you receive a notification that your pet is due for annual vaccinations, you make a mental note to schedule a wellness visit with Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital. However, weeks turn into months and, when your dog develops horrible diarrhea, you realize you forgot to schedule an appointment to update their vaccinations. Hoping it isn’t parvo, [...]

Switch Puppy Food to Adult Food

When you switch puppy food to adult food, consider the age of your pet. Usually, the switch from puppy food to adult food occurs between the ages of 10-12 months for the majority of dog breeds (small, medium, and large). We want to make sure that as puppies, they are given the appropriate amount of calories [...]

Gilbert: Our Official GVH Mascot

Meet Gilbert, the official mascot of Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital.  Gilbert joined the GVH team in Fall of 2014. He was a little “ruff” around the edges at first.  So we sent him to GVH Business Manager, Diane's house for a week long doggy boot camp. Boot camp was a challenge that involved some obedience [...]

Weight Loss Success!!

Rusty in June 2014 at 109 pounds. Rusty today at 89 pounds. We had the opportunity to ask one of our clients, Brad Derstine, to share his dog, Rusty's, weight loss success!! Here are Brad's answers to questions about his and Rusty's journey toward weight loss success and a healthier life. Q:  What’s Rusty’s story…..when [...]

Ever Leave Poop Behind?

Ever leave poop behind?  "You can make a difference to our environment by being a responsible pet owner. Be prepared. Carry bags with you to pick up pet waste. It’s a good idea to carry a few extras with you in case you meet someone in need. Collect your pet’s poop in a bag and [...]

ProHeart 6

Is ProHeart 6 right for my dog? Only your veterinarian can determine if your dog is a good candidate for ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin). Generally, ProHeart 6 is for healthy dogs 6 months and up. There are many medications out there that treat and prevent various parasites in dogs, including pills, chewables and topically applied liquids. But [...]


Is Revolution Right for Your Dog? Parasites are an annoying fact of life for our dogs.  Parasites can cause a range of problems, from bothersome scratching to more serious medical issues, such as infections and dangerous or even deadly diseases.  How dangerous these problems are depends on the type of parasite, the degree of infection [...]


About Nexgard Nexgard comes to us from the makers of Frontline Plus.  Nexgard is administered orally setting it apart from other flea and tick preventatives. Nexgard kills adult fleas before they lay eggs and prevents ticks. Nexgard is FDA approved and safe to use in dogs. It contains an ingredient, afoxolaner, that helps treat and [...]


Heartworms can infect your pet without you even knowing it.  The best way to protect your dog is to prevent heartworm disease – the risk, expense, and emotional toll of treatment are significant. HEARTGARD Plus helps prevent canine heartworm disease, and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms, too. Heartgard Facts When used monthly as [...]

Kennel Cough

If you own a dog, you’ve probably witnessed them coughing. As with people there are many things that can causing coughing in dogs. However, when dogs are exposed to a lot of other dogs (daycare, boarding etc) simple respiratory infections are the most common culprit. The symptoms of this infection is usually a mild and [...]

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