February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February 19, 2018 / Posted by: Nancy T. Haiko, D.V.M.
February is National Pet Dental Health Care Month for pets.  It is time to remind pet owners that caring for their pets' teeth is important!  A healthy mouth can help to keep the rest of the body he...

Driving Safely With Your Dog

February 5, 2018 / Posted by: Fordyce, V.M.D. Hilary H.
We love to take our dogs with us in the car.  Have you ever thought what would happen to your furry friend if you had a car accident? Laws require people to buckle up when getting into a car, but rar...

Pet Care Information From Our Doctors

January 22, 2018 / Posted by: Joan M. Yarnall, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Searching for answers about your pet's health issues? Want to know how to raise your new puppy to be your best friend? Need to litter box train your cat?  The Animal Clinic at Thorndale has hundreds ...

How to Navigate Dr. Google for Your Pet

January 8, 2018 / Posted by: Nancy T. Haiko, D.V.M.
Dr. Google is now our first resource for health information for ourselves and our pets.  We all do it.  It's hard to resist.  By the time most people arrive at a doctor's office, they have often al...

Holiday Pet Adoption.

December 30, 2017 / Posted by: Fordyce, V.M.D. Hilary H.
We love the idea of a sweet puppy or kitten for Christmas or any holiday.  Those little furry youngsters fill our hearts with such joy.  Why wouldn't we want to spread the joy of a cute little puppy...

We Love Our Dogs - Maybe More Than Other People!

December 11, 2017 / Posted by: Joan M. Yarnall, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Yes, we humans love dogs. Perhaps in some circumstances more than we care about other human beings. We have all seen those heartbreaking pictures of injured or neglected dogs and cats in the ASPCA ads. Ou...

Catio - A Lifestyle Choice for Cats

November 27, 2017 / Posted by: Joan M. Yarnall, V.M.D., Ph.D.
A new lifestyle choice for cats called a catio is gaining in popularity.  A catio is an outdoor enclosure which provides a safe alternative to living life as an "outdoor" cat.  A catio can be create...

Canine Body Language- The Fear Factor

November 7, 2017 / Posted by: Joan M. Yarnall, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Our dogs tell us how they feel through their behavior.  Careful observation of canine body language during a new situation can help us understand our furry friends better. Fear and anxiety are common...

Pet Food Marketing - Pass the Quinoa!

October 30, 2017 / Posted by: Joan M. Yarnall, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Pet food marketing is a really big deal. Creative advertising for the next "new and improved" thing often influences our choices. Should I be feeding Fido a "Paleo" diet, a gluten free diet, a meat by...

Pet Health Insurance

October 16, 2017 / Posted by: Joan M. Yarnall, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Pet health insurance receives a lot of buzz in the pet world these days.  People can buy insurance plans for their pets.  Some pet owners can even get pet insurance as a benefit at their workplace. ...