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 [...]

Tech Tip – Travel Checklist For Your Pet

  When preparing for a vacation or travel we often make "Checklists" for ourselves.  Here is a travel checklist for your pet : Crate - This gives your pet a safe place to retreat while on vacation Food, Water, and treats - Changing diets while on vacation can upset your pets stomach so remember to bring their own food. Food [...]

Exotic Patient Data Sheet

 Did you now that a small thing such as the bedding your pet uses can lead to a serious medical condition? This information is very important and is why Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital has an on-line date sheet that we ask that you fill out before your first visit. On your first visit you will be asked [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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