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425 East Broadway
Red Lion, PA 17356

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? 

Each week our doctors answer multitudes of questions.  Some of these questions are submitted through our "Ask the Vet" program. 


Ask the Vet Submission Form

If you have a question that you would like answered by one of our veterinarians please complete the form below. Please allow 1-2 business days for a response.


CURRENT QUESTIONS: 

June 27 Valarie asks:

I HAVE A 6 YEAR OLD AND A 1 YEAR OLD DOG THAT CRIES EVERY TIME I LEAVE FOR WORK.  MY LANDLORD TOLD ME THEY CAN'T STAY IN THE DARK AND ARE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS.  IS THERE ANY TRAINING THAT I COULD DO AND DO BARK COLLARDS HURT THEM? See our doctors response

May 11 Charles asks:
I LIKE TO TAKE MY DOG HIKING WITH ME, BUT I HEARD TICKS ARE TERRIBLE THIS YEAR.  BESIDES GIVING HIM MEDICATION, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU RECOMMEND TO PROTECT HIM?  I'VE SEEN A TICK ON HIM BEFORE, BUT HE'S A CORGI, SO IT'S DARN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO CHECK HIM FOR TICKS.  ANY ADVICE YOU HAVE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.  See our doctors response

May 5 Sharon asks:

I HAVE A DOG WITH A NEOPLASIA ON HIS SHOULDER, IT'S PRETTY BIG AND FULL OF BLOOD, HAD ALL KINDS OF TESTS DONE BUT NOT THE CT SCAN, I CAN'T AFFORD TO DO THAT.  REMOVAL WAS RECOMMENDED BUT I'M WORRIED THAT HE COULD LOSE A LOT OF BLOOD.  IS THIS SOMETHING YOUR FACILITY CAN DO?  I HAVE ALL THE RECORDS AND THE LUMP APPEARED IN 2 DAYS, IT'S THE SIZE OF A SOFTBALL.  See our doctors response

May 3 Chris & Mary asks:

AFTER DOING A GOOD BIT OF RESEARCH, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR CATS ARE GETTING THE BEST DIET POSSIBLE.  WHERE CAN WE GET A 'MEAT ONLY' CANNED FOOD, I.E. WITH NO ADDITIVES, OR SHOULD WE SIMPLY USE HUMAN GRADE MEATS/EGGS?  WE ARE CERTAIN THAT AT LEAST ONE OF OUR CATS HAS SENSITIVITIES TO GRAIN.  See our doctors response

April 29 Ashley asks:

I WOULD LIKE TO PREVENT HIP DYSPLASIA IN MY 1 1/2 YEAR OLD DOBERMAN GIRL, LADY, AS BEST AS I CAN.  WE MAINTAIN HER WIGHT WHICH IS GENERALLY 65-70LBS.  WHAT VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND WE GIVE HER TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFE?  See our doctors response

October 27 Katie asks:

I THINK MY DOG HAS ALLERGIES.  SHE IS ALWAYS ITCHING TO THE POINT OF BLEEDING A LITTLE, BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE FLEES.  IS IT SAFE TO GIVE HER A LITTLE BENEDRYL FOR THAT?  Click here for our doctors response

October 26 Wendy asks:

OUR PUPPY RYLEE IS 3 MONTHS OLD.  WHEN SHE GETS EXCITED SHE TENDS TO BITE.  IT MAY BE PLAYFUL BUT SHE GOES FOR THE FACE.  WE WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL BUT WERE TOLD AT OUR FIRST VISIT NOT TO HIT HER.  IS A TAP ON THE BUTT WITH A NEWSPAPER OK?  OR OTHER SUGGESTIONS?  Click here for our doctors response

October 18 Nikki asks:

I HAVE SEEN RECENT VIDEOS ONLINE SHOWING THAT MILK BONES ARE NOT SAFE FOR MY DOG.  IS THIS TRUE?  Click here for our doctors response

July 9 Allison asks:

TWO PART QUESTION.  MY 98 lb GERMAN SHEPARD LOVES TO LAY ON THE HOT DRIVEWAY.  I ALWAYS THINK SHE WILL MOVE TO THE GRASS IF SHE GETS TOO HOT BUT I'M JUST NOT SURE.  WHAT ARE SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE IN A PET?   Click here for our doctors response

June 27 Sue asks:

THE ZIKA VIRUS HAS BEEN ALL OVER THE NEWS, BUT I WAS WONDERING IF MY DOG IS AT RISK FOR CONTRACTING THIS VIRUS AND THEN POSSIBILITY OF PASSING THIS ON THE THE FAMILY?  Click here for our doctors response

April 25 Lydia asks:

MY PUPPY HAS SPOTS LIKE A RASH ALL OVER HIS COAT.  HE HAS BEEN BITING AND SCRATCHING.  I DO NOT HAVE EXTRA FUNDS SO I WAS TRYING TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN GET OVER THE COUNTER OR DO AT HOME TO HELP?  Click here for our doctors response

April 19th Beth asks:

MY FIANCE IS AT WITS END WITH ONE OF OUR CATS. THEY ARE BROTHERS AND ONLY ONE SLEEPS THE WHOLE NIGHT THROUGH.  THE OTHER IS UP PAWING AT THE DOOR TO GET OUT ANYWHERE FROM 45 MIN TO HOURS BEFORE EITHER OF US HAS TO GET UP.  I HAVE TRIED DOUBLE SIDED TAPE, NAILS (SHARP SIDE DOWN), AND ALUMINUM FOIL TOO.  LAST NIGHT MY FIANCE ALMOST SLEPT IN THE LIVING ROOM.  PLEASE HELP AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY ASSISTANCE.  Click here for our doctors response

March 20th Michele asks:

MY CAT HAS IRRITATION UNDER HIS CHIN.  A VET SAID IT HAS BASICALLY KITTY DERMATITIS.  HE WAS ON ANTIBIOTICS FOR 2 1/2 WEEKS AND AN ANTIHISTAMINE IT LOOKS BETTER BUT IN LOU OF TAKING HIM BACK TO THE TUNE OF ANOTHER 100 + DOLLARS IS THERE A HOME REMEDY THAT CAN BE TRIED?  Click here for our doctors response

March 10th Steph asks:

MY 2 YEAR OLD MALE BICHON IS VERY ANXIOUS BUT PARTICULARLY BAD WHEN WE LEAVE THE HOUSE.  HE GROWLS AND CHASES HIS TAIL – SOMETIMES BITING IT AND ACTUALLY BLEEDING.  HOW CAN WE HELP HIM?  Click here for our doctors response

March 1st Joan asks:

OUR 2 YEAR OLD TUXEDO CAT HAS STARTED TO SHOW DANDRUFF.  SHE EXHIBITS NO OTHER CHANGES.  HOW COULD WE TREAT THIS?  Click here for our doctors response

February 25th Linda asks:

MY COLLIE HAS DEVELOPED A SNOTTY NOSE AND HAS BEEN ON ANTIBIOTICS, AND RECEIVED NEGATIVE CULTURES, BUT STILL HAS SNOT THAT HANGS FROM HER NOSE.  I HAVE HER SNEEZING ON COMMAND TO GET IT ALL OUT.  WHAT WOULD BE THE ANSWER FOR THIS?  Click here for our doctors response

February 22nd Shari asks:

HOW DO WE GET OUR DOG TO STOP CHEWING UP OUR TODDLER’S TOYS AND RUNNING AWAY?   Click here for our doctors response

February 12th Robin asks:

IF A CAT HAS WORMS (THINKING TAPEWORMS) IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A DOG TO GET IT FROM THE CAT?   Click here for our doctors response.

February 12th Robin asks:

IS IT BAD FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN TO BE AROUND THE CAT?                                                             Click here for our doctors response.

February 10th Susan asks:

MY DOG IS LOSING HIS EYESIGHT.  WHAT CAUSES THIS AND IS THERE TREATMENT? 
 Click here for our doctors response.

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2015

December 2 - Canine Socialization

November 25 - Dogs leaking urine

November 18 - Hazards with peanut butter / xylitol

November 4 - Hip dysplasia

October 28 - Locating a dog breeder

October 21 - Cats with blue eyes

October 14 - Dogs with blue eyes

October 7 - Inappropriate urination

October 1 - Parvovirus

September 22 - Allergic to my cat suggestions

September 14 - Do dogs sweat

September 7 - Safe Activity with your Dog

August 31 - Intestinal Parasites

August 24 - Catnip Craze

August 17 - Smush Face Dogs and Breathing Problems

August 10 - Cat Age in Human Years

August 3 - Pet Sunscreen

July 20 - Bengal Cats and Feline Leukemia

July 13 - Heat Stroke in Pets

July 6 - Dog Heart Murmur

June 22 - Pet Travel

June 15 - Glowing Cat Eyes

June 8 - Feline Pheromones

June 1 - Pet Seizures

May 25 - Cat Weight Loss

May 18 - Swollen Eye

May12 - Pregnancy Emergencies

April 28 - Canine Influenza

April 14 - Rabbit Spay

April 4 - Open House

March 31 - Chocolate Toxicity

March 24 - Winter Hazards

March 17 - Skin Tumors

March 10 - Why Dogs Eat Their Feces

March 3 - Cold Weather Dangers

February 24 - All About Catnip

February 10 - Dog Ear Infections

February 3 - Rabbit Teeth Trimming

January 13 - Feline Vomiting

2014

November 17 - Rabbit Care

November 1 - Peeing Outside Litterbox

October 18 - Mast Cell Tumors

October 4 - Bad Breath

September 20 - Senior Health

September 6 - Feline Nutrition

August 16 - Osteoarthritis

August 2 - Lumps

July 19 - Allergies

July 5 - Grass Eating

June 21 - Shave Down

June 7- Swimming Pools

May 2 - Feline Nutrition

April 21 - Allergies

March 16 - Training Your Pet

March 2 - Bone Cancer

February 23 - Ice Melt

February 16 - Lipoma

February 9 - Intestinal Blockages

February 2 - Microchip

2013

December 20 - How to Detect Pain in Cats

December 12 - Is there a safe way to pet proof my house for Christmas?

December 5 - Do you have special cat appointments?

November 13 - Why is my dog eating poop?

November 4 - Laser Therapy

October 28 - Vomiting and Diarrhea

October 28 - Vaccines

October 8 - Why is my dog licking the carpet?

October 6 - Increased Drinking and Urination

October 6 - What should I look for when purchasing pet food?

October 4 - Bland Food

September 23 - Toxoplasmosis

September 11 - Feline Upper Respiratory Infections

September 4 - April's Questions

August 23 - Help! My pet has fleas!

August 16 - "Trick Knee" in Dogs

August 9 - Humane Euthanasia

August 2 - What kind of dog food should I buy?

July 29 - How do I prevent my puppy from jumping on people?

July 22 - Should I travel with my pet this summer?

July 15 - Parvovirus Description and Prevention

July 7 - What is Pyometra?

July 1 - Preventing Parvovirus in Dogs

June 24 - How can my indoor cat be stressed?

June 12 - Why does my dog shed?

June 3 - Common Household Toxins

May 24 - Controlling Shedding

May 17 - Whipworms

May 6 - Avian Care

April 24 - Cat Hospital

April 8 - Indoor Kitty

April 1 - Cold Weather Proof

2012

February 20 - Why should I spa or neuter my pet?

February 13 - I heard antifreeze can be toxic to cats and dogs. Is that true?

February 6 - Dental Care

January 30 - What is IVDD?

January 23 - Why should I feed my Newfoundland large breed puppy formula?

January 16 - Top 5 reasons to spay your female dog.

January 9 - What is feline hyperthyroidism?

January 2 - Plant Toxicities

2011

December 26 - Is there a safe way to pet proof my house for Christmas?

December 19 - Why does my pet eat his own feces?

December 12 - Pet Meals on Wheels

December 5 - Feline Asthma

November 26 - What is collapsing trachea?

August 18 - What is Hemangeosarcoma?

August 11 - Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

August 4 - The other day I saw a dog locked up inside a car in a parking lot. Can't this be harmful for a dog?

July 27 - Why is my cat peeing in the corner?

Jul 20 - We occasionally get mice in our house. Is there any rat bait out there that will kill the mice but not harm my cat and dogs?

July 13 - What is canine distemper virus?

July 6th - My neighbor keeps feeding my dog Gracie and she keeps getting fatter. What can I tell them to get them t stop feeding her?