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SAVE THE DATE: January 14th’s Free Workshop

Understanding Common Pet Diagnostic Tests • Bloodwork, including the complete blood count, chemistry profile, heartworm test, thyroid tests, and FeLV and FIV testing • Urinalysis • Fecal tests • Radiographs (X-rays) 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

Do you Know the Difference between a DVM and a VMD Degree in Veterinarians?

The Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) degree is only awarded to veterinarians by the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. It is equivalent to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree awarded by all other US veterinary schools. The difference stems from the origin of the Penn School of Veterinary Medicine as the Veterinary Department of the Medical School. As the Medical School awarded the Medicinae Doctoris (MD) degree to graduate physicians, it was consistent to use a similar Latin format for the veterinary degree. With a similar origin, the Penn School of Dental Medicine awards the Dentariae Medicinae Doctoris (DMD) to dentists.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW PINTEREST PAGE!

BernvilleVet Pinterest
So many of you have been asking us to create a Pinterest page (so we did!). www.pinterest.com/bernvillevet. We’ve listed a collection of pet services and information in the community but it is not complete. We’ve organized our content into 6 different pinboards. 1. Pet Supplies 2. Pet Sitters/Walkers 3. Dog Trainers 4. Veterinary / Pet Organizations 5. Pet Shelters & Rescue Groups 6. Pet Events Please send us the names of groups or companies in these categories so we can pin them to our page! We’re also open to any suggestions or ideas! Thanks

OUR FIRST WHOODLE (WHEATEN/POODLE)!

Cody is the the First Whoodle (Wheaten/Poodle) we have seen here at Bernville. Specifically, a Whoodle (sometimes spelled Woodle) is the cross of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and any size Poodle. This bouncy boy was here for a recheck after his first yearly vaccine boosters. Cody just loved showing off the new tricks he is learning in puppy school. He is getting very good at heal, sit and stay, although at times he gets a little too excited and forgets. Although mom and dog are exhausted from keeping up with him he brings a joy to their home they wouldn’t trade for the world.

FRITZ & SQUIRT ARE LOOKING FOR A HOME!

Fritz and Squirt came to Bernville by a few good samaritans who found them while hiking. They were very weak and sick when they came to us. Two weeks later we are happy to report that they are bouncy, happy and growing like weeds. These two handsome fellas are looking for their furever homes, they need a loving home with great people because they are partially blind from being so sick. Please call us at 610-488-0166 if you are interested in adopting these beautiful babies.  

Ask the Vet’s Pets: Heatstroke can kill dogs even in moderate weather!

Dear Daisy Dog: My small mixed-breed dog, Eddie, had a close call with heatstroke – inside my apartment on a day that was warm but not hot. I partially opened the windows when I left for work, and when I got home, I was shocked to find Eddie lying on his side panting, his eyes glazed over. I rushed him to the veterinarian who gave him emergency treatment for heatstroke. Please warn your readers about this danger. Daisy Responds: Thank you for sharing your harrowing experience. Even when it’s only moderately warm outdoors, the interior of a home or car can quickly become an oven. Heatstroke, an excessively high body temperature, can cause brain damage, kidney failure and, in half its canine victims, death. We dogs are particularly susceptible because we can’t regulate our body temperatures very well, especially if we’re young, old, overweight, have breathing difficulties, or have heart disease or other medical problems. Signs of heatstroke include rapid breathing and heart rate, vomiting, diarrhea – and then collapse. Treatment is aimed at lowering body temperature and preventing damage to the brain and other organs through intravenous fluids and medications. If Eddie ever has a repeat episode, spray him with a garden hose or immerse him in cool water – but not ice water – before you transport him to the animal hospital. Once he’s in the car, position him by the air conditioner vents.