Category Archives: Veterinary Services

Alternatives to help you avoid declawing your cat


Thankfully, owner requests for front-declaws at our practice are at all-time lows. (I say “thankfully” because as you will read below, declawing is not as benign as once presumed). However, these past few weeks we have had several calls from

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Oncology consultation…what is it?


Pet owners now have more health care options for their pets than ever before. Cancer care is one of these options and board certified specialists are available to help. When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, pet owners can elect

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Guinea Pig facts and basic husbandry


Thinking about adding a Guinea pig (or two) as a member of your family?  Guinea pigs make great pets. However, a basic understanding about their care and feeding requirements will go a long way in managing your pet’s health and

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Belle Mead Animal Hospital chosen “The Best” in Somerset County for 2017


We wish to extend our sincere thank you to all of our valued clients and supporters who voted for us in the 2017 Courier News Readers Choice contest. The Belle Mead Animal hospital team has once again been awarded “The

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How to prevent and treat musculoskeletal disease in your pet


Musculoskeletal disease (disease that affects your pet’s bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains just like we do. But, because of their survival instincts, they try to hide it. In the

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Bark in the Park Night – A Look Back


Another Somerset Patriots “Bark in the Park Night” has come and gone. We want to thank everyone who came out to TD Bank Ballpark on July 26, 2017 to share a fun evening with us! Let’s take a look back

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Dr. Kim Somjen achieves certification as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner


Join us in congratulating Dr. Kim Somjen who recently achieved her Certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM)! She began the certification process three and one-half years ago through the University

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Garden mulch can be toxic to your pets


With spring comes lawn care and garden maintenance.  However, did you know that certain mulch brands can be dangerous for your pets? Some of you may have read the warnings that have been circulated through the internet recently and in

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Happy World Rat Day!


Today is World Rat Day, and we want to take this moment to introduce to you one of the best kept secrets in the world of exotic companion mammals – rats! Rats have gotten a bad reputation in the past

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What to do if you encounter young wildlife


In spring and early summer, folks often encounter young animals such as fawns (baby deer), rabbits, birds and other species.  The baby might appear sick, injured or all alone and orphaned by their mother.  That’s when human instinct kicks in,

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