Reading Pet Expo March 22-24, 2013 Greater Reading Expo Center,2525 North 12 Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605 Hours: Friday 4 PM – 9 PM Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM For more information, go to: http://www.horseandpetexpo.com/petexporeading/index.htm
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
A few weeks ago a good Samaritan brought us a kitten that he had found in the Boyer’s parking lot. She had been hit by a car and we weren’t sure if she would pull through. After 24 hours she had regained enough strength to withstand jaw reconstruction surgery. Over the next few weeks under the care of Lynnette, one of our certified technicians, the kitten began to thrive. During that time a wonderful patient by the name of Parker had lost his long fought battle with his medical conditions and went to wait for his family by the rainbow bridge. We couldn’t stand to see his wonderful owners in so much pain. We decided to introduce them to the little ball of fur from the Boyer’s parking lot, the rest is history. Betsy and George we couldn’t be happier that BeBe has brought the smiles back that we had so badly missed!
We are delighted to inform you that Dr. Heather Westfall has been nominated for the 2013 Petplan Veterinary Excellence Award! These awards seek to honor America’s favorite Veterinarian of the Year, Vet Tech of the Year and Practice Manager of the Year, and we congratulate her on her nomination for Veterinarian of the Year!
The Hillside SPCA’s Website Has This Great Chart for Understanding Senior Dogs’ Ages! To learn more about the Hillside SPCA, go to: www.hillsidespca.org
It’s time once again to make New Year’s resolutions for yourself and your four-legged family members. If you’d like your pets to live long, healthy, comfortable lives, here are a few resolutions that will help: The easiest and least expensive way to prolong your pets’ lives is to maintain their normal body weight. Research in dogs shows that lean dogs live up to two years longer than dogs that are a bit overweight. To determine whether your pets are overweight, visit http://www.hillspet.com/weight-management/pet-weight-score.html. Resolve to schedule wellness exams at least once each year when your pets are young, and every six months when they are seven years and older. Regular wellness exams and lab work help identify problems before they become so severe that they affect health, comfort and longevity. During the wellness visits, we’ll vaccinate your pets to prevent common infectious diseases and recommend medications to keep them free of internal and external parasites. Inspect your home and yard for potential dangers, referring to this list: www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/a-poison-safe-home.aspx. These resolutions will help keep your pets healthy in 2013 and for many years to come.
Friday, December 21 Reading Royals Pucks for Paws Night 7:05pm $15 ($5 goes to the ARL!) The ARL will be there with adoptable pets. For $1, you get to “chuck-a-puck” – your chance to get the puck in the goal! Purchase tickets online: https://www.royalshockeyevents.com/pucksnpaws?oid=352 or go to www.berksarl.org for more information. Hope to see you there!