By Dan Franklin, DVM Doggie drool. Just the mention of those words can make even the most devoted petparent grimace. It’s naturally gooey and gets on you, your clothes, furniture, walls and more! Pets drool or slobber for all kind of reasons—anticipation of eating, purring, excitement—but did you know that same slimy saliva can alert […]


HOT-HUMID-HEATSTROKE! By Dan Franklin, DVM The arrival of Summer reminds us it’s time to protect our pets from heatstroke! The dangers High humidity, hot weather and being left behind in a vehicle can be deadly for your Pet. Even on a mild and sunny or overcast day, temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly rise to […]

Sharing the Final Journey with your Pet

The MAVH team consists of experienced petparents of all types, which is not by accident. We believe it is important to truly understand how pets weave their way into our lives and become integral members of our families. It seems so natural to us because through thick or thin, our pets remain a constant. Always glad […]

Where Your Pet Feels Right At Home…

  Dr. Franklin and the rest of the Team at MAVH would like to give a “shout out” to one of their very own… Beth Williams and her husband, Sean, recently began an exciting new business venture!  They opened a gleaming, well-appointed boarding facility for pets located on a beautiful wooded property in Boonsboro, Maryland.  These two are not only pet lovers but […]

Tricky Pet Tricks?

Ever have something mysterious keep happening when no people are around? Like coming home to find the dishwasher door open with suspicious fur and drool trails all over it. Of course, the obvious explanation is it was not latched properly earlier that day—say perhaps after depositing the knife w/peanut butter on it that was used […]

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