Category Archives: General Pets

How fatty acids can improve your pet’s health


Continuing in our series on Pet Nutrition, you may have heard the term “fatty acids” used many times with regard to human health. The fact is, our pets require fatty acids for improved heath, too. In simplest terms, fatty acids

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Cats are Silent Sufferers and the Orphan Species of pain control and medical care


Cats are the Orphan Species when it comes to care, diagnostics and treatment for many reasons. Even though there are more pet cats in the world than dogs, dogs get more veterinary care. Why is this? One of the Greatest

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Exciting blood test for Cats to detect Heart Disease


Heart disease is the silent killer of cats. One in six cats can be born with and develop heart disease in their lifetime. There are no outward symptoms, but now there is a blood test called a proBNP test that

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Santa Claus, Yukon Cornelius, Live Reindeer, oh my!


How quickly the months pass and bring us around again to our annual Live Reindeer Holiday Event at Belle Mead Animal Hospital. A heartfelt “Thank You” to all who came out to share some holiday cheer and family fun with

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Helping children through pet loss


As adults and parents, most of us can say we have experienced the loss of a loved one at some point in our lives, human or pet family member and friend.  As adults, at some point we come to recognize

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Second annual Howl-O-Ween event scheduled for October 29th


Looking for some family fun with your dog to celebrate Halloween? Come join Belle Mead Animal Hospital at the second annual Howl-O-Ween event at the Dog Park located at Ann Van Middlesworth Park in Hillsborough on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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Why should I see my veterinarian when my pet is perfectly healthy?


You’ve all heard it before – your veterinarian urges you to bring your pets in for a checkup once or twice a year, even if they’re in apparently perfect health. But why?  It can seem puzzling to some of us

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Another busy Bark in the Park Night


To those who were able to come out and visit with us at the recent Somerset Patriots “Bark in the Park Night” on July 19, 2016, thank you! We really enjoyed seeing you and hope you had as much fun

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Help Us Win the Courier News Readers Choice Contest!


Time sure does fly! The Courier News has once again launched their annual Reader’s Choice Contest for the “Best of the Best” in Central Jersey. Belle Mead Animal Hospital is a contender in the People & Services / Veterinarian category

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Some pet behaviors may be related to hidden illness


Nipping. Scratching. Litter box issues. Leash pulling. Meowing at night. Urinating on the floor. Chewing shoes.  Are these pet behaviors just part of being a “normal” dog or cat, or not?             Actually, some common

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