Holiday festivities can be filled with loud noises that may leave your dog anxious and fearful, a condition known as noise aversion. But we’re offering a new way of treatment to help your dog remain calm throughout the season. Sileo is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for canine noise aversion.
Canine noise aversion is caused by the sound of celebration, as well as doorbells, fireworks, thunder and construction noise. Sileo calms without sedating—so your dog can interact and enjoy time with your family.
Does your dog react to loud noises (fireworks, thunder, construction noise or street noise) with any of the following behaviors?
We will be closed December 24-26 & 31 and closing at noon on the 30th. We wish you a safe and peaceful season! In case of emergency, please contact a local emergency hospital.
Crossroads Animal Referral & Emergency
1080 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: 301-662-CARE (2273)
Central Carroll Animal Emergency
1030 Baltimore Blvd, Ste 180
Westminster, MD 21157
Animal Emergency Clinic of York
1640 South Queen St
York PA 17403
Animal Emergency Critical Care Associates
At The Life Centre
165 Fort Evans Rd
Leesburg, VA 20176
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Animal Emergency Medical Center
11 Willow Mill Park Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct offers home delivery for both Purina Pro Plan and Purina Veterinary diets at only an additional $2 for shipping. We encourage clients who feed Purina to consider this option for its convenience and competitive cost. Use clinic code "JOORM" to register your pet as a Littlestown Veterinary Hospital patient.
If the members of your fur family won't be accompanying you on vacation, boarding is a pet care option. Boarding facilities require proof of current rabies and kennel cough (bordetella) vaccinations at minimum. We are happy to print, fax, or email your pets' vaccination history for this purpose.
Vaccinations cannot be updated without a current annual wellness exam. By law, the rabies vaccination must be given by the doctor at the time of an exam. If your adult pet has been seen for its wellness exam in the past year and is current on rabies, scheduling the kennel cough, flu, Lyme, leptospirosis, or distemper vaccinations can be done as a technician appointment with no exam. Puppies and kittens will need multiple wellness visits in their first year due to the rapid rate of development.
Please keep in mind that our wellness/healthy appointments are often booked 3-4 weeks out year-round. Contact us as early as possible to ensure that we are able to schedule your pet for the day of the week, time of day, or doctor most preferable to you.
Having your pet seen for an annual wellness appointment is the simplest way to ensure that your pet is not silently developing any health concerns. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
The ballot can be downloaded below or found on the website of the Gettysburg Times.
Please give us a call to schedule a dental consult at (717) 359-7877.
The Gettysburg Times is reporting that 4-H Clubs of Adams County is interested in starting a 4-H Dog Club. This program would involve members learning about dog breeds, care, handling, obedience training, showing, and dogs with jobs. The program could expand to include training classes that would cover working safely with dogs, preparation for showing, and also preparation for the Canine Good Citizens test if desired. The article reports: "The club would meet once a month in the evenings for youth ages 8-18 years old... Qualified instructors who would be interested in volunteering their time and expertise to teach obedience, handling, agility, and/or rally obedience are also asked to respond."
For more information about the Dog Club or 4-H in general, contact Carolyn McGraw, 4-H Livestock Educator, at (717) 334-6271 ext. 323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to open the Gettysburg Times article.
Did you know that dental disease affects 80% of all dogs over the age of three and 68% of all cats over the age of three? February is Dental Month! Your pets needs to go to the dentist just like you. At Littlestown Veterinary Hospital, we welcome our valued clients to schedule a discounted dental cleaning for your pet to celebrate.
Untreated dental problems in pets have been linked to serious medical conditions such as aspirated pneumonia, heart disease, kidney disease, and liver disease. Such diseases can affect the quality and longevity of your pet's life, not to mention your bank account. This happens because plaque and bacteria that covers your pet's teeth can pass into their bloodstream. That bloodstream is directly connected to all of their body's vital organs. In order to maintain your pet's health, it is important to recognize the signs of dental disease.
Dental disease presents itself much like it would in people. Open your pet's mouth. Some questions you should ask yourself are: Does his breath smell? What to his gums look like? Do his teeth look dirty? Despite the common misconception, your pet's breath should not stink. His gums should be pink, like the color of shrimp, and his teeth should be reasonably white. All of this can be evaluated at home, and also when you brush your pet's teeth.
In addition to at home dental care, it is important to schedule routine visits with your vet. Have your pet's mouth evaluated by a professional at least once a year. Come in to see us in February and celebrate Dental Month with a top notch dental cleaning at a discounted price!
Hello everyone! If you haven't heard already, we will be hosting an Open House to celebrate five years of business in our wonderful community! It will be on Saturday September 21st from 1-4 pm at LVH. There will be all kinds of activities, including:
Also, we will be having a Silent Auction fundraiser to benefit the Adams County SPCA! We are still accepting donations for this, so please see below for contact information. Here are some donations & donors that have participated so far:
If you're interested in donating, contact Missy at 717-359-7877! Thanks!
We hope to see you there! Email or call us if you have any questions!
Littlestown Vet Hospital