Back to School With Your Dog

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to go back to school with your dog too! Since dogs can learn at all ages and stages of life, it is never too late to correct bad habits, teach new tricks, and improve your relationship with your dog. Enrolling your dog in a training program [...]

Anal Glands Can Be A Smelly Problem

You may be wondering why your dog or cat is dragging his bum across the floor. It may be an issue with their anal glands. Anal glands are two small glands just inside of your pet’s anus. They produce a thick, oily, smelly substance that in wild animals is used to mark territory or for [...]

Reuniting Lost Pets

Did you know that about one out of three pets will go missing in their lifetime?  Statistics show that 90% of pets will not be reunited with their family, if they do not have a form of identification.  At Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital we recognize the incredible bond that people share with their pet. We also [...]

Thinking About Adopting a Greyhound?

So you are thinking about adopting a Greyhound? I say GO FOR IT! I may be a little biased though as I have my own retired racer, and have had a love for the breed most of my life.  These retired athletes make great pets, and there are thousands in need of a home right [...]

My Greyhound: Manny’s Adoption Story

As National Greyhound Adoption month is drawing near it makes me reflect on my boy, “Manny” and the road I traveled to become a proud Greyhound owner. I guess it all started when I was a kid. A Reverend in town used to ride his bike all over town, and his beautiful black and white [...]

Lyme Disease in Our Backyard

Did you know according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) 1 out of 7 dogs tested positive for Lyme disease in Pennsylvania?  Here are some statistics: 5.7% of those cases were in Montgomery County. 2.43% of those cases were in Berks County. Pennsylvania is considered a high risk state for Lyme disease in humans and [...]

Oh how we love our puppies!

To celebrate our puppies we decided to ask some of our colleagues about their puppies. Q1: Why did you choose the breed of dog you have?  Q2: What was the hardest part of having this breed of dog as a puppy? Dr. Hanlon and Diane, Business Manager, talk about Mary Grace “Gracie” and Gabriel (Alapaha [...]

To Leash or Not To Leash

I was recently walking my seven year old dog, Sadie Jane, in our neighborhood and out of the corner of my eye I saw a dog off leash running toward us. I quickly gripped up on Sadie's leash when I realized that the owner was chasing her dog and seemed to be panicked. I knew that [...]

National Pet Diabetes Month – George 1 Year Later…

November is National Pet Diabetes month and I wanted to share the continuing story about George, my diabetic cat. George is a happy and healthy 12-year old, tuxedo kitty who is living successfully with diabetes. I like to think he is living a life fit for a king. Since George was diagnosed with diabetes, he [...]

GVH Looks Back on One Year of Social Media

One year ago our team launched the Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital website and our Facebook page to begin sharing our knowledge and passion for veterinary medicine.  As we celebrate our one year anniversary of social media, we wanted to take some time to look back at 10 of our most popular posts. TOP 10 Posts Information [...]

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