Yearly Archives: 2010

Salt, Antifreeze and Other Winter Warnings for Your Pet

From our wonderful veterinary technician team, here are some tips to keep your pet healthy and safe this winter. As the winter weather worsens you will most likely need to use ice-melt. Your pets walk on it and it will irritate their paws and while they are cleaning it off themselves, they may even ingest it. It can be toxic to them, so in order to prevent this, please purchase pet safe ice-melt. Most stores offer one variety or another. We believe that pet-safe versions work just as well as the others. Continue reading Salt, Antifreeze and Other Winter Warnings for Your Pet

Is that my vet freezing in the Susquehanna?

Call us crazy, but we’ll do anything to support animal welfare. Yes, that includes jumping into the freezing Susquehanna River on New Years Day. The plunge benefits the local Humane Society. Last year more than 200 people jumped in the river and raised $20,000. Our own Dr. Bob was there, and he’ll be back this year as well, this time with two members of the Hospital’s team: Malcolm Babbitt, our veterinary technician supervisor, and Stacey Colm, one of our veterinary technician assistants. Continue reading Is that my vet freezing in the Susquehanna?

You Helped Raise More Than $450 at our Holiday Party! Thanks!

Yesterday we held our first Holiday Party at the hospital, and we couldn’t have been happier. We had more than 100 clients and friend come through to get their pets’ portraits taken with Santa and share some food and drink with members of our staff. Continue reading You Helped Raise More Than $450 at our Holiday Party! Thanks!

When Does Your New Puppy (or grown up dog) Need a Dog License?

One of our longtime clients just asked a great question on our Facebook page: when does my new puppy need to get a dog license? In Pennsylvania, the law says that all dogs three months or older must have a license. Each county is responsible for licensing its animals, but the state Department of Agriculture is actually tasked with enforcing the laws. Continue reading When Does Your New Puppy (or grown up dog) Need a Dog License?

Stacey, One of our Vet Technician Assistants, Advocates for Pit Bulls

American Staffordshire Terriers (also known as Pit Bulls) are a breed of dog that some people are scared of. If you come to the Animal Hospital of Dauphin, Stacey Colm will definitely give you a different perspective. Stacey has been a TPR (“Temperature, Pulse and Respiration”) Tech for us for more than two years now. But her passion is promoting the pit bull breed. Continue reading Stacey, One of our Vet Technician Assistants, Advocates for Pit Bulls