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Dog Owner Essentials

Kennett Square Veterinary Resources for Dogs

Getting Your Dog to the Vet:

Is it stressful for you and your dog when getting ready to go to the vet? Here are some tips on getting your dog prepared for a trip to the veterinarian.
Vet Visit Checklist

Veterinary Transportation:

Do you need transportation to get your dog to the vet? K911 can help! K911 is a taxi service that transports dogs to vet visits, groomer, airport or anywhere they need to go. They can even transport in a medical emergency as they are equipped with stretchers and oxygen.

Canine Tick-Born Disease:

High Risk Tick Area:
tick mapWe live in an area where ticks are prevalent. These parasites can transmit many diseases including Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. Symptoms of these diseases can include lameness, fever, anorexia, swollen joints and possible kidney impairment. As you see in the map, our region has one of the highest incidences of Lyme disease in the country. The best protection for our canine friends is applying a flea/tick preventative year round. There are topical, oral, and collars to choose from, and your veterinarian can help you select the best choice for your pet and family.

Another line of defense against Lyme disease is the Lyme vaccine. The veterinarians at Longwood Veterinary Center recommend the annual vaccine for all dogs. It is also recommended that our canine patients perform an annual blood test to detect for exposure to Lyme, Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. Diagnostics and treatment vary and will be discussed with you upon results.

Dog License:

Chester County, PA
Delaware County, PA
Newcastle County, DE

House Training:

Humane Society of the United States
Teach Your Dog to Ring a Bell

Crate Training:

Humane Society of the United States

Medicating Your Pet:

Your veterinarian may prescribe oral medication for your dog or puppy. Do you know how to successfully medicate your pet? Here are some helpful hints from Vet Med and Vet Street.

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth:

Veterinarian Approved Instructions

Collecting a Urine Sample:

How To Guide

Boarding Kennels:

Best Friends Pet Care
Applebrook Inn
Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort
Windcrest Animal Hospital
Captain’s Quarters
Vixen Hall Kennels
Rebel Ridge Farms

Pet Sitting Services:

Pet’s Best Friends
Safe at Home
Dog Dayz

Groomers:

Colechester Grooming at C-Horse Farm
Best Friends Pet Care
Muddy Paws
Dashing Dogs Grooming Studio

Recommended Trainers:

Dog Training Club of Chester County
Academy of Dog Training
Greenwood Dog
Positive Results Dog Training
Wagsworth Manor
Canine Workout
Wendy Young

Recommended Behaviorist:

Dr. Ilana Reisner
University of Pennsylvania

Community Service Organizations:

The mission of Canine Partners for Life is to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with medical, physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities by pairing them with a professional trained service and companion dog. We are proud to support Canine Partners for Life by annually donating preventative health care or any surgical or medical care that some of their special dogs may need while in training. Learn more about the important roles these special dogs play in people’s lives.

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