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Longwood Veterinary Center’s Dental Promotion

If your veterinarian recommends a dental cleaning at your pet’s exam, and you schedule a cleaning within 2 months of that recommendation, we will offer you 10% off the entire procedure! We are happy to provide this incentive to help you treat signs of periodontal...

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My Dog has Dragon Breath… Help!!!

The pet health care environment is rapidly expanding and improving. In fact, veterinary health care recommendations are becoming comparable to recommendations our own doctors and dentists give us. Take dental care for example, we know what would happen to our teeth if...

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New Year, New Start: Resolutions with your Pets in Mind

At the start of each New Year many of us find ourselves planning new goals and assessing changes we wish to make for the year to come. This year, consider how you might incorporate your pet into these life changes. Doing so will not only improve the quality of your...

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How to Get Your Pet to Lose Weight

If your pet could make a New Year’s resolution would it be to lose weight, should it be to lose weight?  We are all guilty of showing love through cookies and treats.  Such expressions of love literally add up… in pounds that is!  Did you know that obesity can lower...

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Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Furry Friends

Need help finding the perfect gift for the furry friends on your list this year? Check out these fun recommendations: Dogs: Classic Kong The KONG is a sturdy toy that can keep dog occupied for hours. Stuff it with kibble or peanut butter and place in your pet's crate...

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Featured Employee: Jessica W.

Jessica has worked at Longwood as a receptionist since the hospital first opened in 1998. She enjoys working at the front desk and helping all of our clients. She is our “Miss Mary Sunshine”, always bubbly and smiling. She loves the fall and winter, decorating our...

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Is it a Good Idea to Gift a Pet?

We all are guilty of wanting to give the ultimate surprise, the most amazing, jaw dropping gift of all time. The gift of a puppy or kitten this holiday season would surely be remembered for years to come. At the risk of sounding like Scrooge, please consider these...

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Pet Pictures with Santa

Longwood Veterinary Center Presents Pet Pictures with Santa
Friday, December 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To participate, please bring in a canned or non-perishable food donation supporting The Kennett Food Cupboard. Cookies and Hot Cocoa or Coffee Provided. Pictures with be emailed and/or posted on Facebook for you to print or share! *Please R.S.V.P. by December 14th, so we can prevent multiple pets from arriving at the same time. 

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Holiday Pet Hazards

To avoid emergency animal hospital visits this holiday season, steer clear of pet hazards such as: Visitors and commotion: Visitors and commotion can upset even the most social pets. Pets may become nervous or anxious from the excitement that often accompanies holiday...

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Laser Therapy and Veterinary Acupuncture

Longwood Veterinary Center proudly offers laser therapy and veterinary acupuncture near Chadds Ford, PA. These treatments are used to manage a variety of conditions and are generally well tolerated by the patient. Many of our senior pets have symptoms that could...

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Rimadyl Rewards Program

Pain due to arthritis is a common issue in aging pets. Often times an NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, is recommended to keep pets comfortable. Frequently, this will increase not only mobility, but overall quality of life due to decreased pain. Rimadyl is our...

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Veterinary Laser Therapy

We're here today to talk about veterinary laser therapy. Here is our patient Cody, he is one of our senior pets here. He has been evaluated by the doctor and determined that laser treatment would help him with some pain from arthritis....

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Seven Is Really a Senior?

So you have gotten through the puppy and kitten years. Your pet isn’t going potty in the house or climbing the curtains. He/she is active, happy and enjoying his or her maturity. Then all of a sudden, you get an email saying “Fluffy” needs to come in for a BI-ANNUAL...

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Meet Longwood Veterinarian: Dr. Parsons

Meet our Longwood veterinarian, Dr. Parsons! Dr. Parsons graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. After graduation, she completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia and her residency at New Bolton Center. Dr....

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Vet Tech Week Olympic Games: Challenge 3

Vet Tech Week Challenge #3: Sudden Death Jump Event Longwood Veterinary Center is celebrating National Vet Tech week with a healthy Vet Tech Olympic Games. Congrats Team BA and specifically Jen for the highest jump of the day! ...

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Halloween Hazards

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s filled with excitement, creativity, and chocolate. Who could ask for anything more? Do you know what was more terrifying than binging on scary movies and gaining 10 lbs from overindulgence: An ER Trip to the Vet! We all...

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The Tale of the Zombie Tick

Could there be anything more frightening than the Wicked Witch of the West? Hold onto your "Toto" because the fact that we live in an area endemic for numerous tick borne diseases should send shivers up your spine. The most commonly encountered tick borne diseases in...

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Celebrating Longwood Veterinary Technicians

Longwood Vet Center has around twenty veterinary technicians on staff. Here are some fun facts that recognize all their hard work and passion. Experience ranges from 20+ years to 1 year. Lisa, Val, and Jess W. have been at Longwood Vet the longest – since they opened...

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Trading a Cape for a Stethoscope

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week National Veterinary Technician Week is Sunday, October 15th through Saturday, October 21st. Join us in showing gratitude to our wonderful Longwood nurses and thanking them for all they do to support our hospital. This month's...

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When Disaster Strikes!

Each year the United States is faced with natural disasters. Certain parts of our country are more prone to earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or wildfires. Sometimes residents of these areas are able to prepare ahead of time for these events. However, disasters often...

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Meet Longwood Vet Nurse: Aaliyah

Aaliyah worked in the veterinary field for 16 years before joining the Longwood team in January of 2010. She graduated from Delaware State University with her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Science in 2000. She does a variety of jobs in the hospital, providing...

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Disaster Preparedness

NATURE AND LIFE HAVE FURY DAYS Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, terrorism… Devastating natural and man-made disasters can ravage our lives. No one is exempt from the possibility of being personally affected. You need to prepare for yourself and for...

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Solar Eclipse and Pets

Are you concerned about your pets and the upcoming solar eclipse? Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), Academy of Veterinary Nutrition recommends that although the chances of pets looking directly at the sun are minimal,...

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Behavioral Problems in Cats

Understanding cats has been an unsolved mystery, but now the cat’s out of the bag. All feline-fanatics know that cats have their unique quirks, however, there are also many undiagnosed behavioral problems in both kittens and adult cats, alike. So, is your cat simply...

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WARNING: Canine Influenza Virus

Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated...

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Vacation Planning Tips for Dogs with Motion Sickness

A dog with motion sickness can present many travel challenges, especially when you’re planning a summer road trip. However, a pup with motion sickness shouldn’t keep everyone from enjoying a family vacation together! Symptoms of motion sickness may include excessive:...

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7 Tips to Protect Your Pets in the Summer Sun

Summer is officially here – and so are higher temps. Since we live in a climate that tends to be in the mid to upper 80’s throughout June, July, and August, we must always be aware the affect that summer weather has on our pets. To do so, here are 7 tips to keep your...

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The Top Pet Names for 2016

Did you know?? Picking a great name can enhance your relationship with your pet as well as increase their attentiveness and communication skills. This is why picking the right name for your pet is so very important. In recent years, the top-ranking human names have...

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The Good, the Bad, the Green

Embrace the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick's Day with all things green. However, while you may want to wear it to keep from getting pinched, be mindful if you share green foods with your four-legged friends, as many can be toxic. To learn which are potentially...

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10 Reasons Pets Make the Best Valentine Dates

Does your Valentine have four legs and a furry coat? Not to worry. You aren’t the only one celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet. After all, studies report that 1 in 5 people admit that they would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their pet instead of their...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

With the New Year comes new beginnings and resolutions. Here are a few resolutions you can adopt to help ensure a happy and healthy year for your pets too! Measure Serving Sizes Just like humans, approximately 50 percent of pets are overweight. When feeding your pet,...

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Pet Approved Christmas Gifts

Are you like Santa and checking off that naughty and nice list? If your furry friend made the nice list, or at least the “he’s not getting coal list”, we’ve got a few gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a little easier. New Collar and Leash Stuff your pet’s...

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Creating a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

The Christmas season isn’t complete without a beautifully decorated home. When decorating the Christmas tree this year, pet proof your home and create a pet friendly Christmas tree. Here are a few tips for keeping your tree festive and your pets safe. Choose an...

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Veterinary Spotlight: Dr. Beatrice McCabe

Dr. Beatrice McCabe’s love for animals developed early in life. She grew up in her own zoo of sorts, complete with dogs, cats, horses, and chickens. It was during her teenage years that she decided to turn her passion for animals into a career and pursue veterinary...

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Halloween Costume 101

With the abundance of pet Halloween costumes on the market, it can be difficult to resist dressing your dog up for holiday fun. When selecting a costume for your pet, there are a variety of factors to consider. Here are a few tips for making this year's costume a...

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Veterinary Spotlight: Dr. Andrews

Dr. Andrew’s love for animals began when her parents bought their first horse when she was 9 years old. As she grew, so did her interest in animals. She began equestrian show jumping and continued to compete throughout college in Maryland. During her freshman year of...

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Pet Grooming Basics

Grooming goes beyond keeping your pet looking their best, it can keep your pet healthy and prevent a number of health concerns. Grooming allows you to check for fleas, ticks, dry skin, inflammation, as well as note the condition of the nails, teeth, ears and eyes....

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Reducing Pet Allergies

Did you that approximately 15% of the population is allergic to dogs or cats? For many pet owners, the drawl back of allergies doesn’t outweigh the benefits of animal companionship. Many that are allergic to their pets suffer from itchy, watery eyes and nose, along...

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Fighting Obesity in Cats

Obesity among cats is becoming an epidemic in the United States. With more cats living indoors, many tend to be less active and over eat. Overweight cats are more likely to develop health issues, skin conditions and in many cases have a shorter life span. Many pet...

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Planting a Pet Friendly Garden

It’s time again to replace the snow shovels with gardening shovels. Before planting your spring garden, take time to research which plants are safe for a pet friendly home. There are numerous plants that are beautiful, but contain toxins that are highly poisonous to...

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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet health. While it commonly goes unnoticed, proper dental care is critical for a healthy, high quality life. Untreated oral issues are not only painful, but can lead to lung, heart and kidney disease. Examining...

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Tips for Controlling Your Pet’s Weight

Like many humans, there is a large percentage of overweight pets in the United States. A 2012 survey noted that 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are considered overweight or obese. Not only does the excess weight keep your pet from being active, it puts them...

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Independence Day Safety

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with cookouts and fireworks. As you put the final touches on your guest lists and menus, don’t forget to take a moment and plan for your pets’ safety as well. While the loud explosions that light the night sky...

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