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Holiday Hazards

Holiday Hazards

Christmas Trees: Anchor your tree to prevent it from toppling over. Do not allow your pet to drink from stagnant tree water. Mistletoe and Holly: artificial plants this holiday season are a safer option. Tinsel: Sparkly and attractive to kitties, ingestion can lead to...

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LVC Supports Our K9 Soldiers

LVC Supports Our K9 Soldiers

This holiday Longwood Veterinary Center teamed up with Stockings for Soldiers, a non-profit organization out of Wilmington, Delaware. Their mission is to improve the morale of the members of the United States armed forces, two and four legged ones! They sow and stuff...

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Macadamia Nut Toxicity

Macadamia Nut Toxicity

Macadamia Nuts and Dogs Did you know macadamia nuts are not a healthy snack for your dog? When it comes to macadamia nuts and dogs, it's important to know that they are not safe for your pet to eat. Longwood Veterinary Center’s patient, “Henry,” was recently seen for...

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Hilarious Gifts for Your Furry Friends

Hilarious Gifts for Your Furry Friends

Pet Gifts Perfect for the Holidays If you're looking for great ways to spoil your dog or cat for the upcoming holiday season, check out these fun and funny pet gifts perfect for the holidays. Happy shopping! Suck UK Laptop Cat Scratching Pad $26 Do you have a cat who...

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Ways to Comfort Your Senior Pets

Ways to Comfort Your Senior Pets

Gina Spadafori, the author of VetStreet, eloquently explains, “Your dog doesn't realize that he's getting older. His gray hairs don't cause concern. He doesn't count the number of times he can fetch a ball before tiring and compare that to his performance when he was...

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Meet Veterinary Nurse Sabrina

Meet Veterinary Nurse Sabrina

Veterinary Nurse Sabrina: “I love being around animals and trying to provide them with a less stressful experience while there are here visiting us at Longwood.”

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How to Give Insulin to Pets

How to Give Insulin to Pets

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition that occurs when the body cannot maintain appropriate blood glucose levels or utilize glucose as a cellular energy source. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. The levels of glucose in the blood are primarily controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas.

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Leptospirosis: More Common Than You Think, Especially During Hurricane Season

Leptospirosis: More Common Than You Think, Especially During Hurricane Season

You may have a basic understanding of Leptospirosis and know it is one of the diseases we recommend your dog is vaccinated against each year. But do you really know how important the vaccine is? Leptospirosis is on the rise, and due to its zoonotic potential (the chance for spread from animal to human), we decided to shed more light on this potentially deadly bacteria and the disease it causes.

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Stockings for K9 Soldiers – November Donations

Stockings for K9 Soldiers – November Donations

Longwood Vet Center will be matching all donations purchased through Longwood Vet Center for the Stockings for K9 Soldiers in 2018! This year marks the 15th consecutive year of our community effort to send personalized Holiday greetings to our brave young men, women...

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Can You Teach a Cat to Sit?

Can You Teach a Cat to Sit?

Most people do not think about training a cat the same way they think about training a dog to listen to commands. Cat’s routinely do their own thing. They are the boss and we, their loyal subjects. It’s time to revisit our views on training cats. Studies are showing...

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What Happens if My Dog Eats My Halloween Candy?

What Happens if My Dog Eats My Halloween Candy?

First, it really is ok to cry over any lost Reese’s peanut butter cups... They are my favorite! But if you're asking "What happens if my dog eats my Halloween candy", you may have another problem at hand. After you discover your dog ate Halloween candy, begin asking...

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Longwood Gives Back to Puerto Rico

Longwood Gives Back to Puerto Rico

Longwood has raised and donated around $3000 — divided into several animal rescue organizations on the island of Puerto Rico. Letter from President & Founder Christina Beckles: On September 20th, 2017 life changed for the people and animals of Puerto Rico....

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What Does a Vet Tech Do?

What Does a Vet Tech Do?

It’s actually easier to list what a veterinary technician cannot do vs. what they can do. Veterinary technicians cannot diagnose disease, prescribe medications, or preform surgeries. However, without them the veterinary hospital could not function. You may find them...

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Fall Pet Hazards

Fall Pet Hazards

Pet Safety Tips for Autumn There is nothing like the start of fall, leaves changing, crisp breezes, pumpkin spiced coffee, and football games! Fall is a wonderful time for you to share with your pet but keep in mind there are some potential pet hazards you should be...

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Meet Veterinary Nurse Dana

Meet Veterinary Nurse Dana

Dana has worked at Longwood since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, her associate degree in Veterinary Technology and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. With her experience, she has stepped into the position of Technician Manager. Her...

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Lifestyles of the Healthy and Protected

Lifestyles of the Healthy and Protected

What type of lifestyle does your dog have? Is he a social butterfly, an explorer, a tick magnet, or all three? Be sure to discuss your pet’s lifestyle with your veterinarian in order to determine the vaccinations your pet needs to stay healthy.

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Does My Indoor Cat Really Need a Rabies Vaccine?

Does My Indoor Cat Really Need a Rabies Vaccine?

Can Cats Get Rabies? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced, “September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about the burden of rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and...

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Halloween Pet Picture Party and Costume Contest

Halloween Pet Picture Party and Costume Contest

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 14th Annual Health & Wellness Community Picnic on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 11 am to 4 pm at Penn Township Park in West Grove PA. Longwood Veterinary Center is a community sponsor for Chester County’s Premier Free Event. 

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Health & Wellness Community Picnic is September 22

Health & Wellness Community Picnic is September 22

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 14th Annual Health & Wellness Community Picnic on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 11 am to 4 pm at Penn Township Park in West Grove PA. Longwood Veterinary Center is a community sponsor for Chester County’s Premier Free Event. 

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Featured Employee: Dr. Kim Knipe, VMD

Featured Employee: Dr. Kim Knipe, VMD

“I have loved animals from day one! Luckily, my parents did too and I grew up on a farm with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens. It all came together with my love of biology.”

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This Puppy Loves Pet Insurance

This Puppy Loves Pet Insurance

After his initial exam and a recommendation, Hank, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was signed up for Nationwide pet insurance by his owners. At 7 months old, he was diagnosed with a dental tumor.

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Working to Make Vet Experiences Positive Ones

Working to Make Vet Experiences Positive Ones

Learn more about how Longwood Veterinary Center’s staff are undergoing training, and discussing ways to implement some of the new and improved protocols throughout all parts of the hospital by promoting considerate approach and gentle control techniques used in calming environments.

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Keeping Your Cat Content: How to Get Your Cat to their LVC Vet

Keeping Your Cat Content: How to Get Your Cat to their LVC Vet

If your cat has significant fear and anxiety at the veterinarian, making them too difficult to safely transport or examine, we will recommend you give a dose of anti-anxiety medication prior to their visit. Signs of stress during travel include vocalization, frantic clawing to get out, and soiling of the carrier. Please let your veterinarian know if any of these signs are present in your cat.

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Featured Employee: Vet Tech Andrea

Featured Employee: Vet Tech Andrea

“It is hard to pick just one thing I love about my job because there is so much. I really do like the client education that we do here. We strive to give our clients the best and most up to date information we can provide them with.”

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Heartbreaking Diet Risk: Suspected Rise of Heart Disease in Pets Eating a Grain-Free Diet

Heartbreaking Diet Risk: Suspected Rise of Heart Disease in Pets Eating a Grain-Free Diet

Longwood Veterinary Center’s cardiologist Dr. Megan King VMD, DACVIM has diagnosed multiple dogs with significant cardiac changes in the past month that have been documented to be taurine deficiency related to a grain-free diet. There is no proof that grain free is better, we do have proof that it can cause significant heart issues. Please recommend your pet parents switch to a more traditional, non-grain free diet.”

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Keeping Your Cat Content Part 5

Keeping Your Cat Content Part 5

In our latest installment of  Longwood Veterinary Center’s “Keeping Your Cat Content” series, we will talk about life stressors that might negatively affect your cat’s wellbeing.

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AAHA Accredited Hospital Day: July 23

AAHA Accredited Hospital Day: July 23

Join us on Monday, July 23rd as we proudly celebrate Longwood Veterinary Center’s 19 years as an AAHA accredited hospital. AAHA hospitals must meet or exceed certain standards for pain management, surgery, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, and more.

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Squirrel Chasing & Big, Juicy Steaks

Squirrel Chasing & Big, Juicy Steaks

Scientists monitor sleep cycles using specialized equipment and have determined that dogs experience REM sleep. This sleep stage is required to experience dreams! Scientists believe most vertebrates dream on a regular basis.

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Featured Employee: Dr. Carla Andrews, DVM

Featured Employee: Dr. Carla Andrews, DVM

Q and A with Dr. Carla Andrews: Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinarian? A: Growing up I showed horses and wanted to spend every waking moment at the barn interacting with them and all the farm animals. This experience lead me to pursue a career in veterinary...

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Featured New Employee: Alejandra

Featured New Employee: Alejandra

Q & A with Alejandra: Q: When did you start working at Longwood Vet Center? A: I started at Longwood on November 6, 2017. Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: My love for animals is bigger than me. I want to dedicate my life to them and know...

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Meet Stella, Our New Heartworm Patient

Meet Stella, Our New Heartworm Patient

National Heartworm Awareness Month April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, we thought we would take the opportunity for you to meet one of our new patients, Stella. Stella is a five year old female Labrador Retriever that was recently adopted by her new owners....

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New Employee: Sarah

New Employee: Sarah

Q and A with Sarah: Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: I chose to work as a veterinary technician to expand my knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary medicine, as they will be incredibly helpful as I pursue a career as a veterinarian!...

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

During the month of April, we celebrate National Heartworm Awareness Month and work to educate pet owners on the prevention of heartworm disease! Heartworm disease is not to be taken lightly as it can lead to irreversible lung disease and death if untreated. Today's...

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Featured New Employee: Lakshmi

Featured New Employee: Lakshmi

Q & A with Lakshmi: Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: I would like hands on experience in the field to help me decide if I want to apply to vet school. I love supporting doctors and being able to get cuddles in with our furry friends! Q:...

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Keeping Your Cat Content Part 2: Litter Box 101

Keeping Your Cat Content Part 2: Litter Box 101

Normally kittens are relatively easy to “potty train”. However, if litter box issues arise it is best to address them quickly in order to minimize the possibility of an occasional "accident" outside the box from becoming a habit. In this second installment of the...

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LVC Spring Promotion

LVC Spring Promotion

Come in and celebrate spring with Longwood Vet! For a limited time, clients are eligible to pick an Easter egg revealing a special prize! Everyone is a winner here, but luck will determine if you can receive 10%, 15% or 25% off one product of your choice! This is a...

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Zoetis Petcare Rewards

Zoetis Petcare Rewards

WHAT IS ZOETIS PETCARE REWARDS? Zoetis Petcare Rewards is a new loyalty program that allows members to earn rewards on eligible purchases of SIMPARICA, PROHEART 6, REVOLUTION, RIMADYL, and CONVENIA. These rewards can be redeemed for a reloadable Zoetis Petcare Rewards...

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Multi-Part Series Blog: Keeping Your Cat Content

Multi-Part Series Blog: Keeping Your Cat Content

First Step: Basic Items Needed for the Purrfect Environment For the safety and longevity of your pet, most veterinary experts recommend keeping your cat inside if possible. With that being said, we understand keeping your cat strictly indoors poses some unique...

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Potential Toxins and your Cat

Potential Toxins and your Cat

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the following are among the most frequently identified causes of feline poisoning: Insecticides that are used on lawns and gardens Rodenticides, which are used to kill rats and mice...

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Pet Insurance Saved My Life

Pet Insurance Saved My Life

How Pet Insurance Can Make All the Difference “Santino” is a 7 month old Cane Corso puppy who recently had a no good very bad day! "Santino" had not been feeling well for several weeks. He was losing weight, vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. His owners were very...

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Top Toxins for Your Dog

Top Toxins for Your Dog

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have determined the “Top Ten List” of substances that may be poisonous to your pet dog. It's worth taking the time to make sure your pet does not have access to these in your home. 1. Foods – specifically chocolate, xylitol,...

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Featured Employee: Alisa!

Featured Employee: Alisa!

We sat down for a little Q and A to learn more about Alisa and her role at Longwood... Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: Ever since I can remember, I loved all animals and little critters. I used to play by the creek and look for frogs and...

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Featured Dental Pets

Pet Dental Services at Longwood Shout out to these pets and their parents who made dental care a priority this month. February is National Dental Care Month, and that goes for our pets too! Here are some of the cuties who we helped. Their teeth, while maybe a few less...

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The Commitment and Companionship of Owning Pets

The Commitment and Companionship of Owning Pets

Pet Adoption Kennett Square Adopting a pet can provide years of love and companionship. However, it is also a multi-year commitment. Caring for a pet properly requires time and training along with financial and emotional support. Before adopting a new furry friend, be...

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Featuring LVC Dental Technicians

Featuring LVC Dental Technicians

Pet Dental Care at Longwood Vet Center Hats off to the hardworking nurses who clean your pet’s teeth! It is a difficult and yes..dirty job, but a rewarding one. Our nurses take tremendous pride in their work, and are meticulous in their craft. Our dental nurses have...

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Longwood Veterinary Center’s Dental Promotion

Longwood Veterinary Center’s Dental Promotion

Pet Exam & Pet Dental Cleaning 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...

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My Dog Has Bad Breath

My Dog Has Bad Breath

Diagnosing and Treating Dental Disease in Dogs 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...

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New Year, New Approach to Caring For Your Pet

New Year, New Approach to Caring For Your Pet

Pet-Centric New Year's Resolutions 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...

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How to Get Your Pet to Lose Weight

How to Get Your Pet to Lose Weight

Treating Your Overweight Pet 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...

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