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26 11, 2017

My Pet Has Fleas!!!!!!

By |November 26th, 2017|

Fleas are small insects that live off blood from biting your pets. Only about 10% of adult fleas live on your animals, the other 90% can be found in your environment.  Flea larvae can lie dormant for upwards of 6 months.  A single flea can lay close to 6000 eggs in a lifetime.  Fleas on your [...]

20 11, 2017

Whats Wrong With My Pets Ears?

By |November 20th, 2017|

An ear infection is inflammation or infection of the ear due to bacteria, yeast, or mites. Symptoms of an ear infection include dark debris in the ear canal, redness in or around the ear, inflammation in or around the ear, itching the ear, head shaking, pawing at the ears, pain around the ears or an unpleasant [...]

8 11, 2017

November Holiday Tips

By |November 8th, 2017|

Food is on everyone's mind this time of the year as we count down to Thanksgiving Day, and our pets are no exception. They live, sleep and play alongside us, so it's only natural that they want to get their paws on whatever we're eating as well. And who can blame them? Peer into a bag of pet food and it's easy to see (and smell) why our dinners seem more delicious.

4 11, 2017

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

By |November 4th, 2017|

  The thyroid controls your pet’s rate of metabolism.  At around 8 years of age and older, the thyroid gland becomes enlarged and produces excess thyroid hormone causing your cat’s metabolic rate to elevate significant Symptoms include weight loss, increased appetite, increased water intake, increased urination, increased vocalization, increased heart rate, vomiting and diarrhea. The [...]

2 11, 2017

Why Does My Pet Have Diarrhea?

By |November 2nd, 2017|

If your pet has diarrhea, a problem such as an intestinal infection from bacteria, viruses, coccidia or intestinal worms may be the cause.  Dietary indiscretion (a change in diet or eating garbage or other offensive or irritating materials) is a common cause of sudden diarrhea. Stress, especially following travel, boarding or other changes in environment, [...]

27 10, 2017

What Does My Dogs Blood Work Mean?

By |October 27th, 2017|

At Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital your pet's safety is the most important thing.  Early disease detection, diagnosing an acute illness and establishing a normal baseline are all common reasons to do blood work on an animal.  Bloodwork is an invaluable tool, we as veterinarians use to discover issues and concerns that may be lying underneath the surface.  [...]

21 10, 2017

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop!

By |October 21st, 2017|

Copraphagia is the term used when animals eat there own poop!  Although unpleasant to think about its a very common behavior in several species and even a necessity in others.  There are many theories on why you pup likes to eat his or her own's feces or even the feces of other animals. Here are [...]

17 10, 2017

My Dog Ate My Candy, Oh No! Halloween Safety Tips!

By |October 17th, 2017|

Halloween is an exciting time of year with costumes, candy, and tricker-treaters.  Normally the spookier the better but let's not forget how scary this time can be for your dogs and cats.   With lights on the houses, masks, and frequent visitors to your door its no wonder our furry friends can be a little frazzled. [...]