Tag Archives: Pet Health

Cats are Silent Sufferers and the Orphan Species of pain control and medical care


Cats are the Orphan Species when it comes to care, diagnostics and treatment for many reasons. Even though there are more pet cats in the world than dogs, dogs get more veterinary care. Why is this? One of the Greatest

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Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals


Environmental enrichment is just as necessary for exotic companion mammals as it is for dogs and cats. A loving pet parent who offers routine veterinary care and proper nutrition can also easily enhance their small pet’s quality of life just

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How to keep your pet rabbit healthy in an outdoor environment


We talk a lot about indoor rabbit care, but what about those rabbits that are kept outdoors?  Good husbandry and proper housing is just as important for outdoor rabbits as those kept inside your home. One common practice that many

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Tips for raising a healthy ferret


Ferrets make wonderful pets. Most ferrets come from a place called Marshall Farms where they are spayed and neutered at a very young age to make better pets.  Ferrets naturally have a very distinct odor about them, so they are

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Why puppy socialization is so important


There are many different factors that can influence whether your new puppy grows into a well behaved and friendly dog or one that is more shy or aggressive. You may not realize how much early life experiences can and do

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Flea Control and Disease Prevention for your Pets


What are Fleas?  Fleas are tiny, wingless, jumping insects that feed on the blood of your pets and your family.  The year has proven to be one of the worst flea seasons we have seen in over 20 years.  All

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Wishing One and All a Joyous Holiday Season!


Wishing One and All a Joyous Holiday Season! From the Belle Mead Animal Hospital team, Your Other Family Doctors

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The changing nutritional needs of your pet


When you purchase pet food, it’s a good idea to read the label to be sure the food is meeting your pet’s nutritional needs. However, the descriptions on pet food labels can be confusing. Here’s a list of what you

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Daisy Troop tours Belle Mead Animal Hospital


On April 2nd the Hillsborough Daisy Girl Scout Troop got a real treat! They had a personal tour of Belle Mead Animal Hospital. The 45 minute tour gave the children a good inside view of the hospital. From the waiting

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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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