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Pet Poison Helpline

March 11, 2014

Did your dog or cat just eat something poisonous? Call us or Pet Poison Helpline immediately. The sooner a dog poisoning or cat poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat your pet.

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The CPAA Spay-ghetti Dinner!

March 4, 2014

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance: All You Can Eat; All They Can Spay! Join the CPAA for their 10th annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church. Delicious spaghetti in homemade marinara sauce, meatballs and vegan balls, rolls and drinks are on the menu for just $7 for […]

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Pet Dental Offer Extended!!!

February 28, 2014

Due to high demand, we have extended our Pet Dental Health Month discount! You can now schedule you pet’s dental appointment through March and receive 20% off. Appointments are filling up fast so call and schedule today.  

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Berks ARL Membership

February 26, 2014

When you adopt a pet from the Animal Rescue League, you automatically become an ARL member entitled to receive theirnewsletters and other special mailings. Annual membership renewal levels include: Junior membership (up to 18 years of age): $15.00 Senior membership (65 years and older): $15.00 Individual membership: $25.00 Family membership: $50 Patron membership: $75 Benefactor […]

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Know the Law: The Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. Other laws, policies, and guidelines may include additional species coverage or specifications for animal care and use, but all refer to the […]

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Presidents & Pets

February 18, 2014

Did you know that President Teddy Roosevelt was the president with the most pets? See his list of pets with their great names below: • Guinea pigs: Admiral Dewey, Bishop Doane, Dr. Johnson, Father O’Grady, Fighting Bob Evans • Ponies: Algonquin & Fidelity • Hen: Baron Spreckle • Lizard: Bill – lizard • Manchester Terrier: […]

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How to Identify if your Pet has Dental Disease

February 11, 2014

Signs of pet dental disease or pain are: ◾Bad breath ◾Redness or bleeding along the gum line ◾Drooling, which may be tinged with blood ◾Difficulty chewing ◾Pawing at the mouth ◾Loose or missing teeth ◾Facial swelling, especially under the eyes ◾Nasal discharge

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What causes pet periodontal disease?

February 7, 2014

What causes pet periodontal disease? Pet periodontal disease starts when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with plaque to form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. These […]

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How is pet dental disease diagnosed?

February 5, 2014

Pet dental disease is diagnosed by examining the teeth and supporting structures while the pet is under anesthesia. Some dental disease can be reversed such as gingivitis through dental cleaning and polishing. Loss of tooth attachment, or bone loss cannot.

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Dog Bites

January 31, 2014

Millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable. Here are some basic facts that might surprise even you from our friends at the AVMA.

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