October is Adopt-A-Dog Month
Did you know that 3-4 million animals every year are waiting in shelters to be adopted? Visit American Humane or The Humane Society of Cambria County to find out ways that you can help.
September is National Service Dog Month
One organization that is near and dear to us at Cambria Veterinary Care is Canine Partners for Life. We see these trainees from their first vet visit at 8 weeks of age to when they are 15 months old and move on to more extensive training. Please visit their website for more information.
Puppy Socialization Video
We all appreciate the joy and companionship that a well behaved dog brings to our lives. What we don’t always appreciate is that there are many different factors that can determine whether a puppy grows into that wonderful lifelong companion. Join Dr. Christopher Pachel as he explains the ins and outs of puppy socialization. Watch Video
Elective Spay and Neutering of Pets
Informing pet owners what the risks and benefits are to spaying and neutering cats and dogs. In addition to resources and programs related to managing your pet’s reproduction. Read more
August 15 is Check the Chip Day
To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” Read more
What Can Scare Your Pet This Summer
Sweltering heat, booming thunder and fireworks that sound like gunshots … summer can be a scary and uncomfortable time for pets. Here’s how you can help them deal. Read more.
Vaccines & Your Pet
There’s a lot of conflicting and confusing vaccine information on the internet, and you may have a lot of questions and concerns. Don’t worry, your veterinary team is here to help. Read more.
On December 14, 2017, the Moorhouse home caught fire with their five dogs inside. Unfortunately two of them perished in the blaze. The other three were brought to Cambria Veterinary Care for treatment. Chunk and Keisel recovered quickly after a brief stay at the hospital. Isabella was at Cambria Veterinary Care for a week and was transferred to PVSEC in Pittsburgh for intensive treatment. Isabelle received excellent care at PVSEC and is now home to continue her recovery. However, the specialized care she received resulted in a crushing expense for this struggling family. They have set up a Go Fund Me – Save Izzy – account to help pay for Isabelle’s treatment. Anything you can contribute to this family will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Everyone at Cambria Veterinary Care
MAY FLEA & TICK MONTH: Create a Tick-Free Zone in Your Backyard
Ticks are carriers of nasty diseases that can infect your pet and you. Use these tips from to keep you backyard free from pests.
MAY FLEA & TICK MONTH: Why Flea Preventatives are Just Worth It
Four reasons to question whether you pet needs flea preventative – and why the healthy answer is usually YES.
Help Animals Who Suffer From Abuse & Neglect
Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your tax deductible donation. Donate Here
Advice on Getting Your Cat into a Cat Carrier
In her podcast, Dr. Jane Brunt (Executive Director of the CATalyst Council and, owner and director of the Cat Hospital at Towson in Baltimore) talks about steps you can take to make your cat’s carrier a safe, secure and inviting place to be. View Here
End of life decisions: When is it time for euthanasia?
The hardest question you have to face as a pet owner. Dr. Mary Gardner wants to help your veterinary patients have a perfect ending to their perfect life. View Here
Veterinary Partner dot com
VeterinaryPartner.com supports your veterinarian and you in the care of your animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community. View Here
Take a look at the following 10 healthiest human foods for dogs and consider adding them to your own dog’s meal routine. View Article Here
Tips from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. As the winter months approach, you need to take the time to ensure that your pets enjoy a happy, healthy winter season. View Article Here
There are a host of emergencies that require first aid in pet birds ranging from animal attacks, egg binding, and breathing difficulties to fractures, head trauma, and smoke inhalation. View Article Here
A heartworm is a parasitic worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected animal. View Article Here
Pets may require first aid for a number of reasons: injury, illness, seizure, or an accident. Pet first aid is care you administer yourself immediately, but it cannot take the place of proper veterinary care. View Here