Country Doctor Veterinary Hospital

6807 Weiss Road
New Tripoli, PA 18066


UPDATE: March 20, 2019 - Hill's has expanded their voluntary recall to include new canned dog food diets as well as expanded date/lot codes for previously recalled diets.  Please see their website for the expanded recall.  Newly added products are BLUE on the list.

Hill's is voluntarily recalling a specific set of CANNED DOG FOOD only for elevated levels of Vitamin D.
The food affected was available at veterinary offices (Hill's Prescription Diet) and retail stores (Hill's Science Diet).

For more information on the recall and the specific cans of food that have been affected, please visit the Hill's website HERE

Please call our office with any question or concerns you may have or to schedule an exam if your pet is exhibiting any signs or symptoms listed.

November 5, 2018

FDA Statement on Grain-Free Diets

FDA FAQ Regarding Grain-Free Diets and the possible link to Heart Disease

Tufts University Article This is an article written by Dr. Freeman- a veterinary nutritionist and professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  This article discusses the suspected link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs.  It also discusses some cases they have seen present at their hospital, the breakdown of what grain-free means, and more about Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).

September 25, 2018

In response to the recent conversations regarding a specific drug class of flea/tick preventatives (including Bravecto, Nexgard, Simparica, and Credelio).

We at the Country Doctor Veterinary Hospital wanted to provide you with an accurate source for this information and to assure you that we have prescribed these products to patients as well as using them on our personal pets. We have found them to be safe and effective and have not had any reports of neurological events. We have seen a few cases of gastrointestinal issues that resolved.

We recommend preventatives based on your pets’ health history and exposure factors and do not rely on one product for all of our patients.

Please take the time to review the statement made by the FDA and take note that they consider the products in this class of drug to be safe and effective for dogs and cats.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to direct them to our veterinarians and staff here.