Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Help Feed Pets in Need

Between Aug 1st to Aug. 31st, every time a new Facebook post gets “LIKED” on our Facebook Page, Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic will donate 1/6th of a bowl of pet food to Animal House Rescue. By “LIKING” these stories every day and encouraging your friends to do the same, we can donate an enormous amount of food to pets in need! The more virtual “LIKES”…the more REAL food! There’s no cost involved, just 15 seconds of your time per day. We will pay for up to 1000 1/6 bowls of food in the month of August check back to learn more about Animal House Rescue and the amazing things that they do in our community. To learn more about Animal House Rescue, go to: www.animalhouserescuepa.org to start helping, go to: www.facebook.com/windinghillvet animal House Rescue

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Discover Mechanicsburg!

We take a great deal of pride in being part of the Mechanicsburg community.
Mechanicsburg is a vibrant, historic and pedestrian friendly downtown. From the corner of Main and Market – our Heritage Square – to Memorial Park, downtown Mechanicsburg is truly the primary local and regional destination for a diverse mixture of residents, businesses, tourists and shoppers, seeking a lively, inviting alternative to gather, live, work, play, shop and do business. We are the heart of the West Shore of the Susquehanna.
Mechanicsburg will be a downtown built upon a diverse and viable business mix that includes many well established professional and retail businesses. Around this nucleus of anchor businesses, new restaurants, galleries and retail opportunities will be drawn. Mechanicsburg will use its strengths to achieve sustainability: our historic character, sense of community and high quality of life. Mechanicsburg has the tools to continue to succeed. The downtown’s program of revitalization and promotion is led by a well-organized, committed group of volunteers, organizations, business owners and government officials. Mechanicsburg’s volunteers share a unified focus on fostering successful partnerships and promoting opportunities to ensure that our traditional commercial and residential core continues to be attractive, livable and business friendly.
To learn more about Mechanicsburg, go to: www.discovermechanicsburg.org

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Poisonous Foods for Pets

Certain foods can be highly toxic for dogs and cats. In some cases they can actually lead to death. The following foods may be dangerous to your pet: •Alcoholic beverages •Apple seeds •Apricot pits •Avocados •Cherry pits •Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol) •Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans) •Garlic •Grapes •Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol) •Hops (used in home beer brewing) •Macadamia nuts •Moldy foods •Mushroom plants •Mustard seeds •Onions and onion powder •Peach pits •Potato leaves and stems (green parts) •Raisins •Rhubarb leaves •Salt •Tea (because it contains caffeine) •Tomato leaves and stems (green parts) •Walnuts •Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets) •Yeast dough

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Our Pet Pharmacy

Our fully-stocked, on-site pharmacy ensures that your pet receives the proper medications as soon as possible for a speedy recovery and/or alleviation of symptoms. For your convenience, we maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets. Our convenient, fully-stocked pharmacy, lets us fill your prescription on the spot.

Our New Referral Program

We have many clients who refer friends and family to the Hospital for their pet’s veterinary care. As a way of saying thank you we have set up a new referral program. The program works like this: every time you refer a new client, the new client gets a free exam and $20 towards medical services and you get $20 in credits towards future medical services! Thank you in advance for your help and support and for trusting us with your pets’ healthcare! WH Ref Card Back

Lost Dog in Camp Hill

One of our friends lost their dog yesterday near the Brentwater Rd. area of Camp Hill “Sydney” is a female Italian Greyhound. If you have any information, please contact Ken McGarvey at 717-943-7021 Please help us spread the word

A Message from Our Friends at Castaway Critters

Craigslist is a very dangerous place when it comes to listing your Pet “Free”. Please, do not ever list your pet “Free to Good Home”. Castaway Critters policy is that all adopted pets from us, come back to us or arrangements are made through the rescue for the pet to go to a suitable family member or friend. Many abusers, dog fighters, and dealers that sell to experimental labs, scan Craigslist and other online avenues for “Free” pets. To learn more about Casatway Critters, go to: www.castawaycritters.org