Pet Health

August 12, 2019

WARNING for any of our swimming pooches (and their owners)!! Many parts of the country are experiencing severe problems with toxic blue-green algae blooms. We are not currently aware of any active problems in our area but they can occur without warning. Please read the CDC informational page below if you have a pet that swims in any, natural, body of water. Watch for the warning signs of an algae bloom and avoid the water if you are not sure that it is safe.

Harmful Algal Bloom-Associated Illnesses | CDC

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are the rapid growth of algae that can cause harm to animals, people, or the local ecology. A HAB can look like foam, scum, or mats on the surface of water and can be different colors. HABs can produce toxins that have caused a variety of illnesses in people and animals.....

April 18, 2019

PA ag secretary tours Unity farm wrapping its future around cheese

Pleasant Lane Farms is starting to see a way out of the dairy dilemma. On Wednesday, the Unity farm welcomed Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding to announce plans for a cheesemaking facility to supplement milk production. “With (milk) prices being the way they are, making the cheese...

March 28, 2019

Congratulations to our friends at Pleasant Lane Farms!!

Unity dairy farm gets grant funding for expansion into cheese production

A Unity dairy farm is one of the beneficiaries of a new grant program designed to help Pennsylvania dairy farmers thrive at a difficult time for the industry. Pleasant Lane Farms, near Pleasant Unity, received $364,082 in grant funding from the new Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program — $286,744 ...

February 1, 2019

Important PSA: Any clients that are feeding their dogs Hill’s Pet Nutrition CANNED feeds please see this link and voluntary recall. The link has a complete list of affected lot numbers. Please check your cans. This does not affect any dry foods, cat foods, or treats. Please follow the link to see if you cans are affected and how to go about returning. The recall is for elevated levels of Vitamin D. Vit. D is an essential, important ingredient but can be toxic at high levels. The levels in the recalled products are not likely dangerous in the short term and simply not feeding the affected cans will treat and prevent and issues. However, if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Voluntary Recall for Hill's Pet Nutrition Canned Dog Food.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of e...

July 9, 2018

ITS ALMOST FAIR SEASON!! It’s that time of year and the Westmoreland Fair will be here before we know it (Aug. 17th-26th). Lakeview Animal Clinic has been a avid supporter of many aspects of the fair but none more than the local 4H/FFA programs. 4H and FFA are among the best youth organizations in the county and teach essential life lessons to thousands of children across the country. One aspect of 4H and FFA is raising, showing, and eventually selling livestock projects at the Westmoreland Junior Livestock Show and Sale (Saturday Aug. 26th). We have brought animals from the sale for many years and they provide some of the best beef, pork, lamb, and goat that you can find! For any business or individual, please consider supporting the youth and the sale. All money for purchasing the animals goes right back to the individual youth member. If you are interest but have some more questions please contact Dr. Andrew Stas by calling the office directly or sending us a FB message. He will be able to answer any questions and even put you in touch with a deserving youth member to support.

Why should your business support the local 4-H Livestock Auction?

Why support 4-H? Before you read this please know it is coming from my point of view as a past 10 year 4-H member, current 4-H volunteer and parent of