Adopting: Which Cat Breed?

Are you looking for a furry friend to keep you company or a special friend for your children but don’t want to take on a huge commitment? A cat maybe just the kind of animal you are looking for. There are many cat breed specific rescues that can help you find the purr-fect fuzzy friend. [...]

Polydactyl Cats

As a self-proclaimed cat lover and Veterinary Technician at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital, I can’t help but fall in love with every kitty that walks through our door, but I find my excitement build when a kitty with extra toes comes to see us.  There is just something so adorable about their fuzzy mitten feet.  Cats [...]

Ultrasound – The Learning Continues for Dr. Hanlon

Dr. Hanlon enrolled in an intensive ultrasound course that took him to Sound Eklin in Arlington, Texas for four weeks.  The course was an extensive study of both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound and included many tests and even homework!  Dr. Hanlon loves to learn new things so this was a very exciting and challenging course for [...]

Maya – Fun and Fit in the New Year

Last month I wrote about helping your pet live a fit and active life style in the New Year. Being the human caretaker to an obese, diabetic kitty, I understand the struggle of keeping your pet fit and active. As a veterinary technician for 20 years, I occasionally find myself not following my own words [...]

Holiday Hazards for Your Cat 2016

The holidays are an exciting and busy time for everyone including your cat. Your cat may enjoy the smell of the roasting turkey and be overjoyed at the new climbing post, the Christmas tree.  But the holidays can also make your cat nervous or skittish with strangers and sudden changes to their environment. You need [...]

Pet Wellness Report

  Celebrating the Bond Between You and Your Pet  We know you love your pet and we appreciate the time and devotion involved with being a good pet owner.  That’s why we now offer the Pet Wellness Report®. The Pet Wellness Report® provides a more complete picture of your pet’s health and takes just 10 [...]

We are Thankful

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward “No duty is more urgent than that of giving thanks.” – James Allen “Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein At this special time of year, we are thankful for many things, [...]

Medicating Your Cat

Here at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital we understand that medicating your cat can be a stressful activity. Cats are quick and can easily slip away from you and hide. Medicating your normally angelic cat can quickly turn into a confrontation with a small mountain lion.  Below you will find quick, easy to follow instructions on how [...]

Hairballs…Not Everything Small and Furry is Adorable

Hairballs...not everything small and furry is adorable.  You step out of bed blurred eyed, not fully awake when all of a sudden your foot makes contact with something cold, soft and wet. Cats are fastidious groomers, grooming between 2-3 hours per day, in the process of grooming the surface of their tongue’s barb-like protrusions on [...]

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