Category Archives: General Pets

Protecting Pets Under Anesthesia Always


At Belle Mead Animal Hospital we understand that considering procedures that involve anesthesia can be intimidating. Anesthesia does involve some risk in animals, just as it does in humans. There is no way to completely remove all risk when doing

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Dr. Somjen and dog Chill to Compete in AKC® National Obedience Championship


From June 30 to July 1, 2018, some of the best-behaved and most highly-trained dogs in the nation will meet at The Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, with the goal of becoming the next National Obedience Champion at the prestigious

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Join us at the Somerset Patriots Bark in the Park Night, July 23, 2018!


The Belle Mead Animal Hospital team will participate with a table in the concourse at Bark in the Park Night hosted by the Somerset Patriots on July 23, 2018 at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. You’re invited!  It’s a fun

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Cats Deserve Protection Too!


    Most people with dogs in this area are diligent about protecting them against parasites, which include mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  Mosquitoes spread heartworm disease and fleas and ticks can harbor just as threatening diseases. Many people are under

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Keep your dog safe with a secure collar and proper identification


Properly identifying our pets is so important that an entire week in April has been designated as National Pet Identification Week.  However, proper identification must be secured for your pet year round, and I wanted to share some things you

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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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Learn Pet First Aid and CPR – You just might save a life!


You never know when a pet emergency might strike, but you can be prepared.  In addition to having the phone numbers handy of your family veterinarian, your nearest pet emergency clinic and the Pet Poison Helpline along with your home

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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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Howl-O-Ween at the Hillsborough Dog Park!


The third annual Howl-O-Ween dog parade and costume contest took place October 28, 2017 at the Ann Van Middlesworth Park dog park. Hosted by the Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Department, it was another fun event for all, both human and

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Belle Mead Animal Hospital sponsors Pet Masquerade Parade


Animal Alliance of New Jersey kicked off their 13th annual Pet Masquerade Parade on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Lambertville, New Jersey. Belle Mead Animal Hospital was one of the proud sponsors of the event.          

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