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Watching Sheeba's Eye

View Penn Vet Extra - By: Sacha Adorno Sheeba, at John Vagner's side Sheeba never strays far from her owner John Vagner’s side. She’s his best bud and, as a diabetic alert dog trained by nonprofit Canine Partners for Life, his most astute signaler of a blood sugar drop or... Read more →


A Roller Coaster Emergency for Dobby

View Penn Vet Extra - May 2019 By: Sacha Adorno By the time Dobby arrived at Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Room (ER), he was in a bad way. The two-year-old Welsh Corgi had been vomiting off and on for a few days and was straining to urinate. “He also wasn’t eating,”... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Bereavement

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Much has been written about our feelings when a beloved pet dies. We try to soften the reality by saying the pet “crossed the rainbow bridge” in the hopes that there truly is a special place where pets go in the afterlife. I have parented many dogs.... Read more →


“Loveliest Colt in the World” Recovers from Eye Trauma

View Penn Vet Extra - April 2019 By: Sacha Adorno Published: Total Heir nuzzles with Dr. Nicole Scherrer “I’ve been coming to New Bolton Center with my horses since I was teenager, and I’m now in my 60s. I wouldn’t go anywhere else when there’s a problem,” said Cathy Vincent,... Read more →


Coast Guard working dog retires after 8 years of service

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Coast Guard working dog, Senior Chief Petty Officer Tin, was honored at a retirement ceremony held by the Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake, Thursday morning. The ceremony marked Tin’s retirement from the Coast Guard after eight distinguished years of service. Tin served as an explosive ordnance... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Piercings

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Piercings are all the rage, right now. Almost everyone I know has at least one hole from which to hang jewelry. It’s as though fingers just aren’t good enough and folks have to have other ways to show off their costume jewelry. A friend of mine was... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Nail Clipping

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor It can be a chore to clip your dog’s nails. Some dogs must be sedated and have a veterinarian clip them but most dogs can adapt if you use positive reinforcement techniques to get through the process. If you adopted your dog as a puppy, accustom him... Read more →


Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital Opens Its New $2.7M Emergency Room

By Martin HackettPublished: Apr 17, 2019 Richard Lichter and Dean Andrew Hoffman shake hands before cutting the ribbon at the dedication of the Richard Lichter Emergency Room. [April 2019; Philadelphia, PA] – A ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 16th celebrated the opening of Ryan Hospital’s Richard Lichter Emergency Room at the... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': It Ain't Easy

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Living life in an eight-by-twelve trailer ain’t easy. If it was, everybody would do it. The roads would be congested with campers, RV’s, and tow vehicles that look like they’re built to haul cities. Some of them are. In case you haven’t read about me, here it... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Intelligence

Dawn Watson/CNBnews Contributor Some dogs have higher intelligence than others. Throughout my career I have noticed a huge difference in dogs’ capacity to learn and remember. I’ve had occasion to work with both extremes. A dog that I adopted many years ago is on the lower end of cognitive reasoning.... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week:

Unnecessary Surgeries

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Many people that purchase puppies or kittens are asked if they want surgical procedures done on their pets shortly after birth and before they leave for their new homes. While some of these procedures are common, all are unnecessary body modifications. A cat’s only means of self-defense... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week

Dawn Watson/CNBnews Contributor Some dogs seem not to need much water to live comfortably, while others seem to drink to excess. How can you tell when a dog is ingesting enough (or too much) water? If a dog suddenly starts drinking more than he ever drank before it’s time to... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Wolf: Brother of the Dog

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Dogs possess the inherent qualities of pack animals. That is, if it’s true that they are descended from wolves, and wolves travel in packs then dogs too, are pack animals. It is upon this basis that Brother of the Wolf, LLC was founded. According to DNA research... Read more →


Animal Sanctuary Owner, Lisa Miskella is Quietly Saving Lives….. One At A Time 

Meet Goldie by Lauren Hathaway Goldie is a beautiful and mild mannered goat that was rescued from a slaughter auction. Lisa Miskella remembers the day at this particular auction quite well. “There were hundreds of goats and sheep packed into a corral with no place to move around. I knew... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Know Your Breed

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor If you are thinking about adopting or purchasing a dog, there is a lot you should know. For example, some breeds (or mixes of breeds) need lots of room to run around and exercise. These are the herding and/or working breeds. A Border collie, German Shepherd, Australian... Read more →


Making headway against a killer virus

gloucestercitynews.net | March 11, 2019 In an experiment by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ronald Harty and Bruce Freedman, virus-like particles of Ebola (in green and yellow), which mimic the process by which the authentic Ebola virus spreads, exit a cell along filaments of actin (in red), a structural protein.... Read more →


Learn About Cutting-Edge Cancer Care for Cats and Dogs

gloucestercitynews.net | March 10, 2019 By Hannah Kleckner Hall Panel Discussion to Feature Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Cancer in Pets [March 6, 2019; Kennett Square, PA] – The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will present a free panel discussion for pet lovers on caring... Read more →


CNB Pet News: Pediatric Puppy Leads Her Litter

gloucestercitynews.net | March 9, 2019 | source PennVet Clinic Limb issues are common in English and French bulldog puppies. Stock photo courtesy of Rawpixel. English Bulldog Missy recently gave birth to her first litter. All puppies were healthy except one, who had a potentially mobility-limiting limb deformation. In just a... Read more →


Setting up Foals for Success: Ten Things to Do

CNBNewsnet | March 8, 2019 From December to August, breeding and foaling season, Dr. Michelle Abraham has her hands full with pregnant mares and foals. By: Dr. Michelle Abraham And Sacha Adorno Published: Mar 5, 2019 | Penn Vet “During this time, my obstetric and neonatal cases fall under a... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Finding Fido

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor If your beloved pet is missing, here are some simple ways to (hopefully) ensure his return: Social media is one of the best ways to advertise a lost pet. Include your name, phone, a picture, and offer a small reward. Ask friends to share your post. Print... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Claiming Ownership

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor You come home from work and take your dog for a walk. Afterwards, you seek out your favorite chair, only to find that Fido has claimed it. When you instruct him to get down, he growls at you. What now? The reason Fido growled was because you... Read more →