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Why Is Training Your Dog So Important?

You have heard the saying that dogs are man’s best friend. Adding a dog to your household will bring happiness and companionship. Most dog owners have a vision of relaxing walks in the park, playing with their dog, and the dog obediently sitting curled up near them. Unfortunately, an anxious or untrained dog might have…

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dog grooming

What to Expect When Taking Your Dog to the Groomer

Can you believe that around 48 million households in America own at least one dog? Considering how sweet and silly these companions are, it’s no wonder why people can’t seem to get enough. Although dogs enrich our lives in so many different ways, dog ownership is a huge responsibility and you have to be prepared to…

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dog daycare

7 Tips for Choosing a Dog Daycare for Your Pup

For many of us, our pets are our everything. This means that our furry friends deserve just as much love and attention as human children. We’re finally at a time where their value is not unlike the care we put into kids. That’s the reason that it’s so important to find the right type of…

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Puppy in Phoenxiville

How to Take Care of A Puppy in Phoenixville, PA

How to take care of a puppy in Phoenixville, PA   If you have a new puppy in your household in Phoenixville, or if you’re thinking about adopting one, it’s a good idea to brush up on everything you need to know about caring for a young animal. Puppy care can be overwhelming whether you’ve…

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Valley Vet and The Seeing Eye

The Seeing Eye is a remarkable philanthropic organization that enhances the independence of blind people through the use of guide dogs. The Seeing Eye breeds their own puppies and when they reach 8 weeks old, they leave to spend a year learning basic obedience with a volunteer. Beth Pfizenmayer, a local Seeing Eye puppy raiser…

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Bring Ginny Home

A lost pet can be a trying and challenging experience for any animal owner. Many lost pet stories end in heartbreak, but the story of Ginny proves that a combination of luck, hard work, and determination can lead to a happy resolution.   Virginia, Ginny for short, was named after the home state of George…

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Jon Schell and Bruno

With kennel cough, an untreated skin condition and a bad case of wanderlust, Bruno was not an easy sell at a Philadelphia shelter. But Jon Schell saw something extraordinary in the handsome pit bull. The problem was convincing his girlfriend, Katie. “I sent a picture of him to Katie and she said, basically, whatever you…

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A Special-Needs Dachshund Finds the Perfect Home

Flea-bitten and very thin, the little dachshund was in need of extreme care. Linda Herman, an analyst who lives in Phoenixville, first learned about her story from friends on Facebook.  “Apparently she had been living with a family and when the parents were not paying attention the children tossed the dog down a laundry chute,”…

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Check the Chip! Celebrating National Microchip Day

This is the story of Cyrus, the luckiest dog, with a tale to tell. Thanks to Valley Veterinary’s receptionist, Ashley Foresta, her rescue City of Elderly Love, and a network of caring volunteers, Cyrus is now home and safe after an incredible journey. Cyrus, a 12-year-old pit and lab cross, was not microchipped and had…

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Back to (Grad) School after Hands-on Hospital Experience at Valley Veterinary

Meredith Lawler’s first role at Valley Veterinary Hospital was as a kennel worker. At the time, she was an ambitious 17-year-old high school student who was interested in learning all she could about medicine. “It’s been so memorable,” says Meredith, an Owen J. Roberts High School graduate, who worked her way up to scheduling appointments…

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