HopeVS Coronavirus Affects Pets

Our understanding of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is still very much developing and evolving. While more research is needed, reports indicate that a small number of pets have contracted the virus from a human in their home or neighborhood. In these rare cases, the pets show no or only minor symptoms of illness and are…

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Roughly 90 million Americans own a dog in the United States and, for those of us practicing social distancing, it means we are spending A LOT more time with our pooches. Having a pet during difficult times such as these has already been proven to help diminish stress levels, lessen depression and anxiety, and lower…

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Updated: March 18, 2020 Dear Community Members, Tuesday morning we sent an announcement letting you know about the changes that were necessary to implement in order to keep our hospital functioning. We have since received additional information and advice which has led us to further modify our practices. Please realize that all of these practices are being…

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Periodontal disease is an infection or inflammation of the tissues that support the teeth. In its early stage, the disease can cause gingivitis, or gum disease, which results in swelling of the gum tissue around the teeth. In its second and more severe stage, the disease causes periodontitis, affecting the gum tissue as well as…

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Please join us for our 5th anniversary of the Lehigh Valley Spring Symposium! Hope Veterinary Specialists and Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Specialty Center are partnering to bring you the latest tips, tricks, and trends in our veterinary field. If you are a veterinarian, veterinarian technician or assistant, we hope that you will join us!…

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Owner holds sick dog

What Should I Do If My Pet Has a Seizure? Like humans, dogs and cats sometimes suffer from seizures, and the first and most important thing a pet owner can do is not panic! Unfortunately, there is no known way to snap an animal out of a seizure, so the best thing you can do…

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