Veterinary Tips and Help for Pet Owners in the Kennett Square, Chadds Ford, Wilmington PA Area
Below are a list of additional resources we think you’ll find helpful.
We all regret to think that any of our pets would get lost, but if they do, a Microchip increases their chances of being reunited with their families.Home Again – A lost pet’s best chance
For additional information visit AAHA's Myths & Truths about Microchipping
“Buyer beware” Please visit this website for information on why buying medications through your veterinarian or a local pharmacy is advised. The product manufacturers encourage purchase through the veterinary hospital by giving free doses or rebates. In addition the manufacturer guarantees the product by offering technical and financial support in the event there is an adverse reaction. U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Online Pet Pharmacies
The pet poison helpline is a good source of information if you think your pet has ingested or been exposed to a toxic substance. Their phone number is 1-800-213-6680. There is a fee associated with this service. Visit the Poison Helpline website.ASPCA The ASPCA is another great source of poison control information if your pet has ingested or come into contact with a toxic substance. Their telephone is 1-888-426-4435. It is a free service if your pet has a Home Again microchip, otherwise, there is a fee associated with this service. Visit ASPCA.org.
Pure Breed Associations
The American Kennel Club provides information about dog breeds and can aid in picking the right breed for your family and lifestyle. The American Cat fanciers Association promotes education, knowledge and welfare of purebred and non-purebred cats for breeders, owners and the general public.
Rescues and Shelters
The staff at Longwood Veterinary Center are generous supporters of several rescue organizations. Please learn how you can help place many homeless pets into a loving home. Delaware Humane Association
Finding Shelter Animal Rescue
Senior Wellness Care
Help your pets enjoy their golden years by visiting: Resources at HealthyPet.com
We are proud to support Canine Partners for Life. Learn more about the important roles these special dogs play in people’s lives. Canine Partners for Life
Longwood Veterinary Center has partnered with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to promote the Helping Pets Fund.
"Through its Foundation, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) — the first and only companion animal veterinary association — launched the AAHA Helping Pets Fund in 2005 to help those in need access quality veterinary care for sick or injured pets." For more information about the fund, visit AAHA Helping Pets. You can donate to this worthy organization at the AAHA Helping Pets website.
Canine Vector Borne Diseases
Diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mounted Spotted Fever and Ehlichiosis are spreading with alarming speed. Please learn more about these diseases on the link below.
Care Credit can be used as an alternative means of financing your pet’s care. They offer 3 months no interest plans or low interest plans for 24-60 months. Care credit is accepted at most medical and veterinary offices. See the Care Credit website for more information.
We use Delaware Pet Cremation's service to help gently take care of our pets that are deceased. The Delaware Pet Cremation website tells about their services and links to other websites that offer memorials for your pet.
Diets and Nutrition
Choosing your pet’s food can be confusing and an overwhelming task. At Longwood Veterinary Center we recommend the following pet food companies who are dedicated to nutritional research and quality control.
Feline Heartworm Disease
Feline Heartworm Disease is a real threat for both indoor and outdoor cats. To learn more about the importance of heartworm prevention please visit these links.
With pet insurance, pet owners can enjoy the emotional benefits of having a pet without the fear of financial burden. Pet insurance makes it easier for owners to budget their expenses. To learn more, please visit these links: