Category Archives: General Pets

Belle Mead Animal Hospital Has a New Phone System!


Belle Mead Animal Hospital has upgraded our phone system to serve you better. Please note that old numbers stored in your personal phone history or elsewhere may no longer work. Please be sure to store our main number only –

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Feline Asthma – symptoms and treatment


Cats can suffer from respiratory distress the same as humans. A pet diagnosed with asthma is actually suffering from a recurring respiratory compromise that constricts the lung’s airways, making it difficult for your pet to breathe. What signs do I

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Kids and Pets – Advice for introducing a new pet into your home


We all know how pets can enhance our lives and bring more love and joy into any home. However, even the most docile dog or cat can bring tears to a small child’s eyes if the interaction is not supervised

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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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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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