Yearly Archives: 2016

Aston Veterinary Hospital : Pet Blog: Halloween Safety Tips

If you decide to dress your pet up for Halloween, your safest choice is a loose fitting bandana. Pets can get tangled in parts of a costume and may chew fabric, which can lead to foreign body.

Dogs and cats can become skittish with scary costumes and doorbell ringing. It is best to keep all pets in another quiet part of the house during Halloween.

Be cautious where you leave Halloween goodies. Candy and chocolate can be very toxic to pets. Artificial sweetners, such as Xyitol, can pose a serious threat.

Pick up all wrappers and lollipop sticks as they can become a potential danger to pets if ingested.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Aston Veterinary Hospital : Pet Blog: Halloween Costume Contest

Calling All Halloween Lovers!
Send us a photo of your pet in a costume and you could win a $50 gift card to our hospital!

To enter:
Like our Facebook page and send us a direct message on Facebook with your pet’s photo by Sunday, October 23rd.

On Monday the 24th we will post all of the photos in an album and then voting will begin! Vote for your favorite photo(s) by “liking” them or using your favorite reaction. The photo with the most “likes”/”reactions” will be our winner and will be announced on October 31st!

We encourage you to share your picture, or the album, with your friends and family to increase your chances of winning.

Good luck and may the best costume win!

*One photo per pet. If you have won a contest more than once, we ask that you please split the prize with the 2nd place winner. To keep this lighthearted and fun, pictures shared to “like for like” groups or those similar, or others deemed unfair or inappropriate, will be disqualified.

2015 Halloween Contest Winner – Frazier and Riley

Aston Veterinary Hospital : Pet Blog: Quick Cat Facts

Cats not using the litter pan could be a sign of illness. If your cat is not using his or her litter pan, you should contact  your veterinarian for an exam. This can rule out any Urinary Tract Infection or Kidney Disease.

Sometimes cats can be too curious for their own good. Be watchful as to what Kitty is curious about.

Yarn, string, rubber bands, and shoelaces can cause serious harm if ingested. Smaller items such as buttons and paper clips can be a choking hazard.

Cats are also attracted to bags. Plastic bags can cause problems. If ingested they could be at a risk for strangulation. Please be very cautious as to what your kitty is interested in.

Aston Veterinary Hospital : Pet Blog: Found Dog!

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Please help us find this dog’s owner!!

A female pit bull mix was found in the Brookhaven area on Creek Road next to the swim club. She does not appear to be spayed and looks to have had a litter of puppies. She is approximately 45 pounds and she is light brown with no microchip. She’s very friendly. If you have any information or know who her owner might be, please contact Shana at 610-848-8530.

Aston Veterinary Hospital : Pet Blog: National Dog Biscuit Day

National Dog Biscuit Day is Tuesday, February 23, so celebrate your best friend with a special treat!  Biscuits are a good way to reward and train your pet, but in moderation.  Be sure to check calorie content of their treats and incorporate them into your pet’s dietary needs.  Break the biscuit into multiple pieces because even a small piece of a biscuit serves as a reward to your pet.  You may also consider low calorie options like frozen green beans.