Monthly Archives: February 2013

THE BERKS ARL’S ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND OPEN HOUSE

THE BERKS ARL’S ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 16 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Egg hunt starts at 2:00pm sharp Children will be grouped by age: Ages 1-3, 4-7, 8-12 Photos with the Easter Bunny – $10 (benefits the Grey Muzzle Foster Program) 58 Kennel Road, off of Rt 724 near the Morgantown Expressway For more information about the Berks Animal Rescue League, go to: www.BerksARL.org

Public Health: Diseases You and Your Pet Can Share

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar titled Public Health: Diseases You and Your Pet Can Share, scheduled for Monday evening, March 11, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Topics include intestinal parasites (roundworms, hookworms, Giardia and Toxoplasma), skin infections caused by ringworm and scabies mites, and rabies. Dr. Lee Pickett will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. Dessert and coffee will be served. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing vet@bernvillevet.com.

Reading Pet Expo & the Berks ARL

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 22 – 24 – Reading Pet Expo Greater Reading Expo Center 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday, 10:00am – 8:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday Stop by the ARL’s booth at the biggest pet event in the area. They’ll have adoptable pets there and lots more. Once again, the ARL is sponsoring the Pet Costume Contest on Saturday at 6:00pm. Go to their web site for more information: http://www.horseandpetexpo.com/petexporeading/petcostume.html or www.berksarl.org

Why Do Dogs Sometimes Have Really Bad Breath?

Bad dog breath is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in your dog’s system. The locations of this bacterial build-up can range from the mouth to the lungs to parts of the digestive system. For the most part bad breath in dogs can be attributed to gun disease which is caused by a build-up of tartar and plaque around the dog’s teeth and gum line. Chronic bad breath in dogs can indicate a more serious dental or internal problem and should be checked out as soon as possible. It can also be an indication of larger medical problems in the respiratory and digestive system if it continues despite better dental care. Long story short, BRUSH YOUR DOG’S TEETH EVERY DAY!

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 11th FOR OUR FREE PET WORKSHOP

Public Health: Diseases You and Your Pet Can Share – Intestinal parasites, including roundworms, hookworms, Giardia and Toxoplasma – Skin infections caused by ringworm and scabies mites – Rabies All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 These workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to vet@bernvillevet.com or 610-488-0166

Dance Your Paws Off for the Berks ARL

Dance Your Paws Off for the Berks ARL Saturday, February 16 7pm – 11:00pm Reading Country Club A fun social event with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to The Flamin’ Caucasians! Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds go to the Berks ARL. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Susan Brombacher at 610-370-5065. For more information, go to: http://www.berksarl.org