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Summer days, parties, and family get togethers are finally here, make sure you keep your pet's safety in mind. From hot cars, to fireworks, to doors left wide open there are plenty of dangers out there just remember that a little preventative thinking can prevent future disaster. Microchipping your pet may be one of the quickest ways to be reunited should you get separated. Animals that are found and brought to a local vet or shelter are routinely scanned for a microchip which they can use to contact you. Just make sure that your information is up to date with the microchip company! If you have it done in our office we have you fill out a form with the contact info you want us to securely submit to HomeAgain to add your pets information online right away. Check out some other tips in our articles section.

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Intestinal parasites can be a nuisance especially in the spring and summer. While your pet can develop gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea for a myriad of reasons checking a stool sample can help us determine if parasites are the culprit. While Heartgard helps prevent heartworm, roundworm, and hookworm infections nothing is 100% and we recommend a routine fecal check every year (yep, that means bring in that poop sample). We also have seen an increase in coccidia this year, an intestinal protozoa that is not covered by any of the monthly preventatives. For a quick read up on the subject check out our flyer here. And we hope that any phone calls you get from us say that your pet's stool sample is negative!

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Doctor

Barbara R. Hitchens, V.M.D.

Contact

1506 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-696-3303
Fax: 610-696-3410

Emergency Poison Control
1-888-426-4435


Hours

  • Monday 8am-5pm
    Appointments
    9am-12pm
    2pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 8am-7pm
    Appointments
    9am- 2pm
    5pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-5pm
    Appointments
    9am-12pm
  • Thursday 8am-7pm
    Appointments
    9am-2pm
    5pm-7pm
  • Friday 8am-5pm
    Appointments
    9am-12pm
    2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm
    Appointments
    9am-12pm
  • Sunday Closed