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Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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First Aid for Pets

First Aid for Pets

We can take extra precautions to ensure we protect our pets the best we can, but sometimes accidents just happen. In this post, our vets in Mechanicsburg discuss what you should keep in an animal's basic first aid kit and how to perform pet first aid on your dog or cat.

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Why is my dog pooping blood?

Why is my dog pooping blood?

Our Mechanicsburg vets understand that it can be alarming to see blood in your dog's poop. There are a number of reasons why there's blood in a dog's stool. Today, we share some of the causes and when to head to your vet's office.

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Help! My Cat Keeps Dry Heaving

Help! My Cat Keeps Dry Heaving

It's never fun to watch your cat dry heaving. However, rest assured that in most cases it is harmless. That said, there are a few underlying conditions that can lead to dry heaving that cat owners should be aware of. Here, our Mechanicsburg vets explain.

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Heavy Breathing in Dogs

Heavy Breathing in Dogs

If your dog is breathing fast for no apparent reason, you're bound to be concerned. Today, our Mechanicsburg vets share some of the reasons why your dog may be breathing hard and when it's time for your dog to see the vet. 

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Difficulty Breathing in Dogs & Cats

Difficulty Breathing in Dogs & Cats

Your dog or cat may be panting, but that isn't the same thing as labored breathing. Labored breathing actually means that your pet is struggling to breathe properly. Here, our Mechanicsburg vets explain what shallow breathing and difficulty swallowing in cats and dogs (difficulty swallowing sometimes accompanies labored breathing) and what to do if your pet is showing signs of labored breathing.

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What should I do if my dog drinks antifreeze?

What should I do if my dog drinks antifreeze?

Antifreeze is a common hazard for dogs, as it takes a very little amount to cause fatal damage to their systems. Our Mechanicsburg vets describe symptoms of antifreeze poisoning, and what you should do if you discover your dog consuming antifreeze.

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My cat sleeps constantly - how much is too much and when should I worry?

My cat sleeps constantly - how much is too much and when should I worry?

No doubt about it, cats love to sleep. Our Mechanicsburg emergency vets are often asked by concerned cat owners if they should be worried that their cat is sleeping so much. When does a cat nap indicate that there may actually be a health emergency?

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Why does my dog keep shaking his head?

Why does my dog keep shaking his head?

Has your dog been shaking her head lately, leaving you at a loss as to why? In this post, our Mechanicsburg vets share what you should do if you notice your dog is shaking their head, when to go to your vet, and more. 

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Why is my cat coughing?

Why is my cat coughing?

Has your cat’s purr turned into a cough? Coughing is a sign that something is irritating your kitty's lungs, airway, or throat. Today, our Mechanicsburg vets explain some of the reasons why your cat may be coughing, and what you can do to help.

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What should I do if my dog eats a battery?

What should I do if my dog eats a battery?

Batteries are toxic to dogs, so if you think your dog has eaten a battery, call your vet right away.

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Walk-in Patients Welcome

At Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center you never need an appointment to access our full complement of emergency services. We treat both walk-in patients and referrals for urgent veterinary care.

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