Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic

1424 South Market St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

717-697-4481
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

Shores Veterinary Emergency Center
835 Sir Thomas Court
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 798-8500

Rossmoyne Emergency Animal Trauma Center
4930 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: (717) 796-2334

Animal Emergency and Referral Center of York
1640 S Queen St
York, PA 17403
Phone: (717) 767-5355

 

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It’s World Rabies Day

September 28, 2014

Today, September 28th, is World Rabies Day. Rabies is an infectious virus that affects the central nervous system in mammals and is transmitted through the saliva of animals. Both humans and animals can contract the virus if they handle or get bitten by an infected animal. It is estimated that each year in the US […]

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Foods to Avoid Giving Your Dogs

September 18, 2014

September is National Food Safety Month. Like cats and humans, certain foods can be toxic to dogs. While cats and dogs share many food toxicities, here is dog-specific and alphabetic list of the foods you should avoid giving your dog. Alcohol: Dogs are far more sensitive to alcohol than humans are. Just a little bit […]

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Foods to Avoid Giving Your Cats

September 5, 2014

September is National Food Safety Month. Just like people can’t eat everything they come across, cats can’t either. In fact, many human foods are toxic for cats. See the alphabetic list below for the foods you should avoid giving your cat. Alcohol: Alcohol has the same effect on a cat’s brain and liver as it […]

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Happy National Dog Day!

August 26, 2014

Happy National Dog Day! National Dog Day (also known as National Dog Appreciation Day and International Dog Day) arrives each year on August 26th and is a chance to reiterate to the public how many shelter dogs are in need of a home. The day also serves to acknowledge and appreciate the dogs we already […]

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August 15th is Check the Chip Day! Is Your Pet Microchipped?

August 13, 2014

Is your dog or cat microchipped? In a study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters, only 22% of dogs and less than 2% of cats that were not microchipped were reunited with their owners. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52% and for cats it was about 38.5%. The American […]

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Dogs and Thunderstorms

July 31, 2014

You probably heard it repeatedly right around the Fourth of July in relation to fireworks—leave your pets at home. But the reason extends to more than just fireworks. Many dogs are frightened by loud noises and almost all aspects of a thunderstorm: wind, rain, thunder, lightning, and even atmospheric pressure. These fears can develop even […]

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Five Tips on How to Train Your Dog

July 24, 2014

Sit. Stay. Now read. Training your dog can take a lot of time and sometimes it even seems like you’re not making any progress. But what if that’s because you’re not doing it in the best way possible? Dogs thrive from positive reinforcement. That is, if they do something right or well, they will get […]

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Pet Fire Safety Tips

July 16, 2014

Did you know that although 1,000 house fires are caused by pets each year, approximately 500,000 pets per year are affected by house fires? To spread awareness and help keep pets safe, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services have joined together to make July 15th National Pet Fire Safety Day. Compiled here […]

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Safety Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach

July 11, 2014

Besides the ocean, there are many other dangers that your dog can encounter at the beach. Being alert and attentive and following some of these rules will make your beach getaway proceed without problems! First, make sure to adhere to the beach’s specific rules as these are actually laws and you can be given a […]

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How to Check Your Pets for Ticks

July 7, 2014

I went for a walk with my pet. Now what? The warm summer months means spending more time outside and unfortunately, ticks. Many ticks are co-infected, meaning that they carry more than one disease, including Lyme disease. Did you know that only about 5% of dogs exposed will develop symptoms that are attributed to Lyme […]

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