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It's Spring! Make sure your pet is on flea and tick preventative because they're out and about. Finding ticks on your pet? Don't flush them down the toilet because these hardy pests can survive the flush, instead dunk them in a small amount of rubbing alcohol or place them in a plastic bag for several days. Worried you may have some on your clothes? Stick your clothes in the dryer and run on high heat for 10 minutes, the dry environment this creates will kill any creepy crawling ticks.

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Have you ever worried about what might happen to your pets during an emergency? Well you have surely heard that preparation is the key to success and here's a few tips from the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team to help you out. Have a plastic box set with a leash, collar, toys, and some type of bedding as well as several days of food and any medications your pet might need. (Especially if your pet requires daily medication for something such as seizures or a cancer treatment). Also have your pet's vaccine records, license, rabies certificate, and emergency info in the container. We also strongly recommend getting your pet microchipped in case you should get separated. One quick scan by a rescue or shelter can mean a quick reunion for you and your four legged family.

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Chester County residents have a new tool in case of emergency, Smart 911. By signing up online you can put in information about your household that police, fire, and EMS responders can use to help locate you and members of your household. This includes your pets! So should an emergency occur at your house the police can quickly be alerted that you have 'x amount of people, and x dogs and x cats' that are in the house. You can add as much or as little info as you want including medical alerts and emergency contacts. To find out more go to Chester County Department of Emergency Services. Currently Chester County is the first PA county to participate, though several counties in DE are also members.

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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