Category Archives: Veterinary Services

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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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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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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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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