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, to exotics (rabbits, rodents, ferrets, chinchillas, sugar gliders, etc.) and acupuncture.
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.
Just recently, 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 we are so relieved that the patient is now doing much better.
Some house plants can be very harmful as well. Something that a lot of the stores have right now are the Sago Palms. They are small palm plants that can be kept in the house. They are very beautiful, but very bad for our pets should they decide to taste one of them.
We were just notified again of another positive rabies case involving a raccoon in our community. There have been several positive rabies cases reported recently. Let this serve as a reminder of how important it is to vaccinate your pet against rabies. If you love your pet, please vaccinate them.