Tag Archives: Dogs

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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Dr. Somjen competes in Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show


The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is gearing up to start, and dogs from all over the country are flocking to New York City! Did you know our very own Dr. Somjen will be competing in the Westminster Kennel Club

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Dr. Somjen and dog Chill compete in AKC Obedience Classic


Dr. Kim Somjen and her dog Chill (Katwalk Calm Like a Bomb UDX OM3 PCDX GN BN TKP) recently competed in the AKC Obediene Classic, December 15-16, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Four obedience dogs and their owners – one dog/handler

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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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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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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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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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