VCA Delaware Valley Animal Hospital has been offering veterinary services to our community since 1954. We are a full-service hospital located in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, near the Oxford Valley Mall. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to offering the utmost in veterinary care. We continue to offer our patients and clients excellent medical care, combining traditional medicine along with alternative choices. Our services range from routine yearly care and vaccines, routine spays and neuters, dentistry, elective and routine surgeries, radiography, bloodwork, exotics (rabbits, rodents, ferrets, chinchillas, sugar gliders, etc.), and acupuncture. Our veterinary staff has received special training in acupucture and other alternative therapies (such as gold wire implantation and prolotherapy), and feline and canine behavior problems.
Local Medical Issues
Remember, pets are just like children, and sometimes we forget the dangerous things that we have around the house that can be so harmful to our pets.
An example of this was when we had a small dog come in for treatment that had discovered his owner's tool and gadget box. The dog found a tube of Gorilla glue and decided to eat it. Luckily, his owners brought him in right away for treatment. The doctor took X-rays and discovered that the entire contents of his stomach had started to harden into one big glob about the size of a soft ball. The doctor surgically removed the glob from his stomach, and fortunately the patient made a full recovery.
Summer is here, and with it brings plants and flowers in full bloom. Unfortunately, sometimes the most beautiful foliage can be toxic to your pet if ingested. A few common poisonous plants include the following; Lilies (highly toxic to cats), Sago Palm (seeds and "nuts" of this plant contain the largest amount of toxin), Tulip bulbs, Azalea/Rhododendron, certain types of ivy, and many other plants and flowers. If you suspect that your pet has ingested something which may be potentially harmful, or you are not sure, please call our hospital right away and one of our doctors will be able to advise you what to do.
Another important reminder-as the weather gets warmer, please take great care when leaving your pet alone in a parked car. The outside temperature is much cooler than the inside temperature of your car and a seemingly comfortable day can heat the interior of your car to dangerously high temperatures within minutes, even with the windows open! It is also important to be careful when exercising your pet in hot weather-they can quickly become overheated and burn paws on hot pavements. If your pet is panting excessively, appears lethargic, or has a seizure, after being outside on a hot day, please take him to the nearest clinic immediately as this may be a life-threatening emergency.
******An important on-going reminder-Rabies cases continue to be reported in our area, and it is extremely important to keep up to date with your pet's Rabies vaccinations*****