Why are Veterinary Services Expensive?

clients with their pets waiting at the veterinarian clinic

Prices have been on the rise across the country, and veterinary costs are not an exception. Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital knows that sometimes the cost of good care can be surprising. As a pet owner, understanding why veterinary services are expensive and what you can do to mitigate the damages is important. 

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Is It a Good Idea to Give a Pet As a Gift?

Sleepy kitten in a gift bag.

If you are making your list and checking it twice for your holiday gift giving, you probably have a person or two that are harder to buy for. It might have even crossed your mind that giving that person a new furry family member might be an option. But is it a good idea to give a pet as a gift? Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital has the answers you need to make a good gift giving move.

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Does Your Pet Need an Eye Dogtor?

Funny photo of dog wearing eyeglass during an eye exam.

No one expects the family doctor to manage complicated endocrine diseases, clean teeth, and perform open heart surgery. Rather, human physicians tend to be fairly specialized.

In veterinary medicine, we are also lucky to have specialists in various areas. One specialty area of veterinary medicine is ophthalmology, or ocular care. While an eye specialist for dogs may not be necessary for every pet, at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital, we are thankful to have their expertise when needed. 

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When Cat Meowing Indicates a Medical Problem

Tortoiseshell cat sitting by window door meowing.

Cats meow, howl, chirp, and chatter for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they’re just begrudgingly acknowledging our existence or letting us know that it’s time for us to wake up. But there are times when a cat meowing and yowling means that something is medically amiss and it’s time to call the doctor. 

At Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital, we love helping you keep your felines happy and healthy throughout their lives, and our team is here to explain strange cat behaviors and when they might indicate a medical problem.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of How to be a Good Pet Owner

Dog in funny family photo.

Just as it is for human children, pet parenting can be a little tricky. It is important, though, for optimal pet health and well-being that you do your very best. You are not alone in the task, though! As your pet care partners, Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital has all the best information for you so that you can be a good pet owner.

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Feline Wellness: Kitten Care 101

Adopted kitten walking out of a carrier to greet its new owner.

When it comes to the experts in puppy and kitten care, no one in Berks County is a better resource than Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital. Feline wellness is important to us, and teaching our clients how to care for a kitten properly helps set them up for a long, purr-fect life.

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These Unique Dog Breeds Belong On Your Radar

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Who doesn’t love to play “name that breed”? Dog lovers may not always hit the bull’s eye when it comes to guessing a dog’s breed (or a combination of several different breeds), but you can usually pick out certain traits if you are seasoned. Many canine breeds are quite old, while others have only just begun to gain popularity. Either way, there’s great variety in unique dog breeds that simply make life more interesting. 

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Dog Collars And The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

A dog with a collar.

Whether you are a new dog owner or have had the pleasure of owning a few canines in your time, these furry friends quickly become another member of the family. Young pupppies and older adopted dogs need your help when it comes to their health and safety.

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Reasons Your Healthy Pet Needs to See the Vet

A puppy holds a stethoscope.

When it comes to veterinary care and pets, it can be hard to tell when they need a trip to the doctor and when they are completely healthy and happy. Since our animals cannot verbally tell us when they’re feeling off, we have to be especially aware of the slight signals they might be sending. Sometimes it is even important for healthy pets to visit the veterinarian, and we are always happy to schedule a pet wellness care visit for your furry friend. 

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