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Save the Date for our Next Free Pet Workshop: August 5th

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar on Saving Money at the Vet, scheduled for Monday evening, August 5, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The seminar will summarize how a veterinarian works up a case and teach the pet owner how to help make the work-up and treatment cost-effective. Dr. Lee Pickett will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. The workshop is free and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing vet@bernvillevet.com.

Tips for Bringing Your Cat to Bernville Vet

Here are some tips to the make the trip easier for you and your cat: ◾Choose a cat carrier with a top that easily opens or lifts off. ◾Add a towel or blanket to prevent slippage and help your cat feel cozy. ◾Spray the towel — not your cat — with Feliway, a feline facial pheromone that calms cats and helps them feel secure. ◾Keep the carrier out in the open in a safe place so your cat can adjust to going in and out. Throw treats inside from time to time to give your cat a treat for going in. ◾Feed your cat inside the carrier. ◾When your cat looks comfortable, start taking him or her on a tour of the house. When that feels good, start with short trips in the car. ◾Make the trip as rewarding as possible. Offer treats and calming language. Keep the loud music and sharp turns to a minimum, especially during the first few trips. ◾When you make your trip to our hospital bring along a favorite toy and/or a blanket with familiar smells. ◾Most important: keep your cool! Cats can sense our emotions, if you’re calm, it will help them feel better, too.

Bernville Vet’s July 4th Pet Safety Tips

Fourth of July safety tips from our friends at the ASPCA: For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets. ◾Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases. ◾Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems. ◾Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop. ◾Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals. ◾Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers. ◾Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingestions can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets. ◾Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals. ◾Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar on Dermatology scheduled for Monday evening, July 1, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Topics include allergic skin disease, ringworm and those creepy crawly things — fleas, ticks and mites.

Dr. Lee Pickett will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. The workshop is free and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing vet@bernvillevet.com.

FREE PET WORKSHOP TONIGHT AT BERNVILLE VET

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar on Keeping Our Pets Healthy and Happy, scheduled for tonight, June 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The seminar will help pet owners understand the importance of ideal body weight in dogs and cats. Registered dietician Betsy Gallagher, from Hills Pet Nutrition, will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. The workshop is free and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing vet@bernvillevet.com

Keeping Our Pets Healthy and Happy

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar on Keeping Our Pets Healthy and Happy, scheduled for Monday evening, June 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The seminar will help pet owners understand the importance of ideal body weight in dogs and cats. Registered dietician Betsy Gallagher will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. The workshop is free and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing vet@bernvillevet.com .

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.