Tag Archives: Veterinary Medicine

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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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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Why should I see my veterinarian when my pet is perfectly healthy?


You’ve all heard it before – your veterinarian urges you to bring your pets in for a checkup once or twice a year, even if they’re in apparently perfect health. But why?  It can seem puzzling to some of us

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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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In the news: Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Therapy – Cats with FCGS


Gingivitis is a condition in which the gum tissues that surround the teeth become inflamed. Stomatitis refers to inflammation affecting other soft tissues in the mouth, such as the inside of the lips, the tongue and under the tongue, or

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When to take your rabbit to the veterinarian


You have a pet rabbit. You are feeding it the recommended diet, and you take care to clean the cage daily.  What other things should you look out for? Trim your rabbit’s nails It’s important to keep your bunny’s nails

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Neurological conditions in pets – Case Study


A pet’s nervous system is composed of billions of neurons that form a complex network of pathways within the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Disease in any one of these 3 circuits (encephalopathy, myelopathy, and neuropathy, respectively) can cause a pet to experience a lack of sensation and/or motor ability. It’s

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Case Study: Treating kitten with Cuterebra


Just recently a 9 week old kitten (“Mia’s Kitten #2) was seen at Belle Mead Animal Hospital, Hillsborough, N.J., for a swollen area on the side of her face. This was presumed to be wound or abscess of some sort. Upon

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Detecting urinary tract infections and bladder stones


We often advise pet parents that pets are silent sufferers. The reason for that is because pets cannot advocate for themselves.  Therefore, pets rely on their owners and veterinarians to properly advocate for them. Although most pet parents know their

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Proactive Pet Dental Care is Essential to Health and Longevity


Most people understand the importance of taking care of their own teeth by brushing and flossing every day along with regular professional cleanings. The honest truth is that pets need more daily care and annual cleanings than most people know. They develop dental

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