Tag Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Rabbit care – tips for new pet owners


If you are considering taking a pet rabbit into your home, here are a few things you need to know: Rabbits are not rodents, they are Lagamorphs.  There are many breeds to choose from, and their typical life span is

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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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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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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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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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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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Anesthesia – is it safe?


Some pet parents still become fearful when told their pet may need anesthesia or surgery. Having concerns for a beloved pet is normal, but fear of the unknown can cause people to unfortunately disregard or delay important procedures such as spays and

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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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Final week for Best Contest Voting! Help Us Win!


It’s the final week for Voting in the annual Courier News Readers’ Choice Awards for the “Best of the Best” in Somerset County. The contest ends on Friday, August 11, 2017. It’s been our pleasure to care for your pets,

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