Rabies IS in Montgomery and Berks Counties

The Montgomery County Health Department receives calls daily from people who were trying to do a good deed by helping an animal in distress only to end up bitten, injured and facing the possibility of having contracted rabies (see our blog to learn more https://www.gilbertsvillevet.com/good-deed-could-have-deadly-reprucussions/). The most common carriers of rabies in Pennsylvania are bats, [...]

Lyme Disease

1 in 8 dogs tested positive for Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.  Did you know that dogs are 50% more likely to contract lyme disease than humans? Dogs have been diagnosed with lyme disease in the 48 contiguous states. We have a responsibility as pet parents to provide protection diseases like lyme.   Lyme disease symptoms are [...]

Meet Little Boy Jack

    My little boy Jack is the best pet I have ever had. Jack is a medium length fur orange barn tabby that I rescued from the Berks Co. Humane Society when he was 8 weeks old. Ever since then, I have been his mama cat. Jack loves to play fetch, snuggle, eat and [...]

Shayd

Shayd was one of hundreds of "bully dog" mixed breeds found at the Berks Animal Rescue League almost 2 years ago.  I spend quite a bit of time there and was asked to examine her one day because she was ill.  She was pulled off the streets of Reading intact, heavy with milk from a [...]

What is Rabies?

What is Rabies? Rabies is a virus of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that can affect any mammal.  Rabies is widespread throughout Pennsylvania. What are the signs of Rabies? Rabies signs are grouped into two forms known as either the "Furious" form of rabies or the "Paralytic" (or "Dumb" form). An [...]

“Good Deed” Could Have Deadly Reprucussions

"Good Deed" Could Have Deadly Repercussions” We all have a soft heart for dogs, cats and wild animals that appear to be lost or injured. What we don't think about is how we are putting ourselves at risk.  Every time we attempt to help, we are putting ourselves at risk for injury, disease and rabies. [...]

My Dog Needs a License?

According to Pennsylvania's Dog Laws, all dogs over the age of 3 months are required to have a current license.  Is your pet licensed?  The technicians at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital get this question a lot so we thought we would share a little information on the topic with you. Options for licensing include: Yearly License the [...]

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