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Kitty Litter Box 101


How many of you feel challenged by your kitty’s litter box?  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices of litter, the types of litter boxes on the market, and even the daily maintenance of the litter box. To ensure

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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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Detecting Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats


You can tell a lot about your pet by looking at them. But one thing you can’t see is their heart. Is it healthy or not? A pet may have developed heart disease, and even the most observant pet parent

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Common Causes of Pet Heat Stroke


As outdoor temperatures increase, the risk of pet heat stroke increases. Just like humans, your dog, cat, or small pet can succumb to heat stroke when his/her body temperature rises excessively. The normal body temperature for a dog or cat

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A Lion Shave Can Keep Kitty Cool and Comfortable


A common reason many cats get taken to the groomer is for matting. Sometimes cats mat because they are older, overweight, arthritic, and just can’t get to certain areas on their body and groom as well. If owners don’t regularly

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Lily Toxicity and Your Cat


Out of all the plants that are toxic to your cat, lilies are the most dangerous. It’s well worth a reminder not only at Easter time when Easter lilies abound, but anytime throughout the year when people are purchasing flowers for

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Cuterebrosis in Cats – Signs and Symptoms


In late summer and early fall, we sometimes see an infection called Cuterebrosis in cats.  It starts with a botfly, which is a genus of Cuterebra. Botflies lay eggs on blades of grass or in nests. Once the eggs hatch,

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Important information about Rabies from the Somerset County Department of Health


As veterinary professionals, it is part of our job to report any animal bite in a person / client at our practice to the local health department where the person resides because of the risk of rabies. The Somerset County

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Detecting ticks on your pet is crucial to prevent disease


Is your dog tired or achy after a walk? Is your cat eating less than usual? These seemingly minor changes may indicate your pet has a tick-related disease, and you may not even realize it. Ticks are tricky. Even when you

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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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