As we care for each other, let's not forget our pets!
Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Pets Against Lyme
Dr. Weiner's 3 things you should know about vaccines
Join Dr. Weiner for another episode of Creature Care
How can we support our pets in their final moments?
Dr. Weiner introduces Dr. Shaw of Grand Canyon Veterinary Hospital
Pleasant Valley Veterinary Care announces new changes
Your pet may be at risk of fleas this fall and winter
Our pets are special members of our families and communities. As we take steps to protect and care for ourselves and loved ones during this time, let’s not forget our pets.
These are the top three things we need to be doing to protect our pets and ourselves from ticks and lyme disease.
A vaccine is a preparation of either killed or altered microorganisms that is administered into the body. The vaccine stimulates the immune system to learn how to fight the microorganism so that if the microorganism is encountered in the future, the dog will either not get sick or will have less severe illness.
A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of a patient that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a ‘check-up’ or a ‘physical examination’. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
The human/animal bond is a connection we as humans are blessed to be able to enjoy. It is a stewardship responsibility bestowed on us by our Creator. Our pets, animal companions, bring us many blessings.
On this special edition of Creature Care Dr. John Weiner of Pleasant Valley Veterinary Care introduces us to Dr. Kristine Shaw. Dr. Shaw has recently opened Grand Canyon Veterinary Hospital, a new veterinary clinic in Wellsboro.
Today on the Home Page Network, correspondent Rhonda Pearson visits with Dr. John Weiner and Dr. Katy Baker of Pleasant Valley Veterinary Care in Elkland, Pennsylvania. Over the past year, PVVC has undergone major renovations of their exterior, front lobby, offices and examination rooms.
Fleas are more then just a nuisance as they bite our pets and yes sometimes even us people. These common insect pests also carry and cause disease. Allergic reactions causing hair loss and more serious skin infections start with the saliva of a fleas that bites the animal.
Dogs and cats are brought to the veterinarian for many reasons beyond the need to have booster vaccinations and annual wellness examinations. The pet may have a fever, not be eating well, or is losing weight. Perhaps the owner thinks the pet is not as active as usual or is in pain.
Do you brush your teeth? Floss? Do you make regular trips to the dentist? Imagine what your teeth and gums would be like – and your breath – if you did not brush, floss or even have you’re your teeth cleaned, let alone be examined by a Dentist?
But we are here to talk about creatures that move on four legs. Dogs don’t play football — well, ok, maybe some do — but whether they’re playing hard or lounging on the sidelines, our dogs can and do sustain knee injuries.
Lyme disease is not just a disease that hunters or woodsmen get. Lyme disease— a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of a very small tick—is increasingly more common in our area and it is infecting our dogs.
I wanted to become a vet before I was old enough to know what a vet actually was or even did, other than care for animals. For me, it was simply instinctive.
Since a very young age, all that Dr. John Weiner wanted to become was a veterinarian. Growing up, he read books, watched movies, and researched everything that goes into the life of a rural veterinarian. He decided there was no better career for him.
After over twenty-five years of clinical veterinary practice, Dr. Weiner delves into various topics regarding pets in “Creature Care.” His heart is to provide his viewers with helpful information in loving and caring for their pet.