Category Archives: Veterinary Services

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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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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Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals


Environmental enrichment is just as necessary for exotic companion mammals as it is for dogs and cats. A loving pet parent who offers routine veterinary care and proper nutrition can also easily enhance their small pet’s quality of life just

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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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Seven Reindeer facts for the holidays!


With our upcoming visit by Santa’s Reindeer, we thought we would treat you to some Reindeer facts and add to the excitement about meeting this amazing animal in person! The Reindeer will be visiting Belle Mead Animal Hospital on Saturday,

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How to keep your pet rabbit healthy in an outdoor environment


We talk a lot about indoor rabbit care, but what about those rabbits that are kept outdoors?  Good husbandry and proper housing is just as important for outdoor rabbits as those kept inside your home. One common practice that many

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Tips for raising a healthy ferret


Ferrets make wonderful pets. Most ferrets come from a place called Marshall Farms where they are spayed and neutered at a very young age to make better pets.  Ferrets naturally have a very distinct odor about them, so they are

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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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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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