Bernville Veterinary Clinic

7135 Bernville Rd. Bernville, PA 19506
610-488-0166
For after hour emergency care, or in the event we are closed, please contact either

Berks Animal Emergency Services

400 West Lancaster Ave
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-7535

OR

Valley Central Emergency Center
210 Fullerton Ave
Whitehall, PA 18502
610-435-1553
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What is the rabies risk for my pet?

April 25, 2014

What is the rabies risk for my pet? Any animal bitten or scratched by either a wild, carnivorous mammal or a bat that is not available for testing should be regarded as having been exposed to rabies. Unvaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets exposed to a rabid animal should be euthanized immediately. If the owner is […]

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National Pet Identification Week

April 21, 2014

It’s National Pet Identification Week — the perfect time to make sure you’ve taken every precaution to be reunited with your pet if he or she becomes lost. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently found that only 33 percent of pet parents admitted to always having ID tags on […]

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CAUTION: Lilies can be highly dangerous to cats!

April 18, 2014

CAUTION: Lilies can be highly dangerous to cats! Easter is this weekend and we want to remind you about lilies being VERY dangerous to cats. To be safe we recommend that all cat owners avoid lilies altogether, both inside and out. The potentially fatal lilies are true lilies, including Tiger, Day, Asiatic, Easter, and Japanese […]

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EPA Message about Fleas and Ticks

April 14, 2014

How to Protect Against Fleas and Ticks Consult your veterinarian about the best way to protect your pets from fleas and ticks and whether pesticides are even needed. Use a flea comb to suppress adult fleas. It will allow hair to pass through the comb’s teeth but not the fleas, removing fleas and “flea dirt.”  […]

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What is Lyme Disease?

April 11, 2014

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on […]

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Tick Removal

April 7, 2014

If you find a tick attached to your skin, there’s no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as […]

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FOX CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR RABIES

April 3, 2014

FOX CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR RABIES Where: 2000 BLOCK OF WEBER ROAD, LANSDALE, PA 19446 Anyone that has been bitten or scratched by, or had saliva exposure to a skunk must receive treatment to prevent this fatal disease. If you and your pet were in Montgomery County recently or if you, someone in your household, or […]

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What Is Heartworm Disease?

March 31, 2014

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans. Heartworms are classified as nematodes (roundworms) and […]

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Native Dog Breeds of Ireland

March 17, 2014

Native Dog Breeds of Ireland Over the centuries Ireland has bred and developed dogs with characteristics and physical structure to serve them in their everyday life. From the obviously named Wolfhounds and pack Beagles, the Setting and Retrieving gun-dogs to the terriers used for vermin control and herding, all of them are recognised internationally as […]

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Plants Potentially Poisonous to Pets

March 11, 2014

More than 700 plants have been identified as producing physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. Poisonous plants produce a variety of toxic substances and cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to death. Certain animal species may have a peculiar vulnerability to a potentially poisonous plant. Cats, for […]

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