Category Archives: General Pets

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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Why environmental enrichment is important for cats


We are often asked by our clients why their cat is displaying various negative behaviors. These behaviors range from inappropriate scratching, aggression toward other pets or people, excessive shyness or hiding, and urinating or defecating outside the litter box. Once

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Pet Diabetes – why early diagnosis is critical


The month of November is nationally recognized as American Diabetes Month, a month focused on raising awareness about diabetes in people. However, it’s important for pet parents to recognize that November is also National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Both feline

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Cancelled – 2018 HOWL-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest October 27th


Unfortunately, we must announce the cancellation of the 2018 HOWL-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest scheduled for Saturday, October 27, at the Ann Van Middleworth Dog Park in Hillsborough, New Jersey. With a nor’easter moving in and  heavy rain predicted,

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Upcoming Halloween Events that include Your Pets!


With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start making fun plans that include your dogs! Belle Mead Animal Hospital will be participating in two local events this year, and we invite you to join us! Pet Masquerade Parade –

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Nutritional Assessments for dogs and cats


There are many factors to be considered in assessing the nutritional needs of a dog or cat to ensure and promote optimal health.  Good nutrition that you can trust which targets the pet’s individual needs based on a professional Nutritional

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Dr. Stephens will Judge Award Winners in the Somerset County 4-H Herpetology Club


For those of you with a big interest in herpetology (the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians and reptiles), come to the 2018 Somerset County 4-H Fair!  Dr. Jessica Stephens will be judging numerous snakes, lizards and

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Vet Technician Alyson Weiss named Somerset County 4-H Outstanding Alumni


Join us in congratulating our Vet Technician Alyson Weiss for her recognition as one of this year’s Somerset County 4-H “Outstanding Alumni.”  In addition to a reception at the 4-H Center and dinner at Verve, the Somerset County Freeholders will

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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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