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Medication Disposal and Protecting Our Pets and Family

Medications, both prescription and over the counter, can be life saving if used appropriately. But human medications are a leading cause of poisoning in our pets! Proper disposal of medications can help protect our pets, ourselves, and our natural environment.  Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe! DO NOT FLUSH! Disposing […]

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CARES Welcomes Melissa Logan, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

CARES is excited to welcome Melissa Logan, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) to our practice! Dr. Logan is a board-certified neurologist and neurosurgeon. She will be joining Dr. Darrin in providing full weekday coverage for our neurology patients. To learn more about Dr. Logan (a Boilermaker) and her clinical interests, click here!

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Thoracoscopic Surgery at CARES Gives New Pup a Chance at a Healthy Life

Dutchess was a seemingly normal and healthy Labrador retriever puppy. But, when she was weaned from her mother and started solid food, her owner began to notice something alarming. She would throw up her food and was not gaining weight, like her littermates. After her owner could no longer care for her, thankfully Dutchess came into the […]

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A Pet Program to be Thankful For

Ivan is a sweet kitty who, shortly after being adopted by a loving home, was diagnosed with a congenital cardiac abnormality called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA).  This is an issue sometimes seen in young animals where a vessel that normally closes at birth, remains open.  With this vessel open, blood does not effectively get to the rest of […]

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CARES Urges Pet Owners to be Aware of an Increase in Leptospirosis Cases

Veterinarians at CARES are seeing an increase in dogs diagnosed with Leptospirosis this fall. Leptospirosis is a disease that is spread when bacteria in the urine of infected rodents, other wild animals (opossums, skunks, raccoons) and farm animals enters a dog’s body through their mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose, mouth, and even through […]

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Prevent Chocolate Toxicity in Your Pet

Not all chocolate is created equal.  So, this Halloween prevent chocolate toxicity in your pet by following these helpful tips from CARES. The emergency veterinarians at CARES in Langhorne want to warn pet owners to keep pets away from chocolate this Halloween. Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, Medical Director, urges families to know the facts about chocolate […]

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CARES is Proud to be Named a VECCS Certified Level 1 Facility

We are pleased to announce that CARES has been named a VECCS Certified Level 1 Facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. A Level I emergency and critical care facility is a 24-hour acute care facility with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. In order to […]

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Donna Steckley of CARES Receives One of PVMA’s Highest Honors

Donna Steckley of CARES has been named Practice Manager of the Year by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). The award honors a PVMA member who has shown excellence and leadership in the field of practice management in the last year. The award was bestowed at the PVMA’s 2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon in Hershey, […]

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Integrative Medicine for Our Pet Cancer Patients

Integrative medicine involves the use of evidence-based, complementary practices for the treatment of veterinary cancer patients. These are treatments given in addition to standard-of-care treatments and therapies. Integrative medicine takes a whole body approach to treatment. It considers environment, diet, exercise, supplements, and non-traditional treatments that can improve a patient’s quality of life. We still […]

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Continuing Education

Caring for a pet with cancer: Nutrition
Nutrition plays an important role in a cancer patient’s overall health and fitness. In general,...
Caring for a pet with cancer: Quality of life
Our two primary goals are to give our patients the best possible life quality for as long as we...
Caring for a pet with cancer: How do I know if my pet is in pain?
Admittedly, it’s harder in pets. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, but we can observe...
Two Canine Cancer Clinical Trials Now at CARES
Evaluation of a Novel Adjuvant Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma Patients Treated with...
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