15 09, 2018

Ringworm…It’s not a worm

By |September 15th, 2018|

What Is Ringworm? Ringworm is a fungus and can be misleading as it is not a worm, nor is it always round. It is named for the round, raised, red ring usually seen in human infections. Healthy adult humans are resistant to infection unless there is a break in the skin such as a scratch. Elderly [...]

31 08, 2018

The American Lone Star Tick….A Major Health Concern For You and Your Dog

By |August 31st, 2018|

Ticks When most people think of ticks in New Jersey, they think black-legged ticks (deer ticks, Ixodes scapularis), which transmit Lyme disease, or American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), both often found on canine companions. The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) has been a problem in the southern part of the state and there are indications it may [...]

25 08, 2018

What is Parvovirus

By |August 25th, 2018|

Parvovirus typically affects young puppies but can also affect unvaccinated or under-vaccinated adult dogs. Certain breeds like Doberman Pincers, Rottweilers, and Pit Bulls are at an increased risk. Most dogs contract Parvovirus through exposure to an infected dog’s feces. The virus is shed in the feces 4-5 days after exposure, and clinical symptoms do not [...]

23 07, 2018

Its Tick Season, Make Sure You Are Prepared

By |July 23rd, 2018|

In recent news, the tick crisis has been gaining a lot of attention.  Not only are we finding there are more ticks than previously thought, but also that they are now carrying more diseases widespread than ever.  This is resulting in the number of tick-borne related illnesses reaching record highs.  Over 1,000,000 dogs tested positive for [...]

27 06, 2018

Stem Cell Therapy for Pets is Offered at Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital

By |June 27th, 2018|

What Are Stem Cells? Stem cells are unspecialized cells with the ability to differentiate into specialized building blocks of organs and tissues.  They are the natural repair cells in the body of your furry friends. All animals have them and they are the way we repair injuries such as a torn ligament or a broken [...]

11 06, 2018

Why Wont My Dogs Tail Move

By |June 11th, 2018|

Acute Caudal Myopathy or commonly known as Swimmers Tail is a condition that usually occurs after excessive swimming or swimming in cold water but can also be caused by excessive wagging or strenuous exercise.  Swimming can provide hours of fun and entertainment, as well as great exercise to both you and your dog.  However, like [...]

17 04, 2018

About the Poodle

By |April 17th, 2018|

  The origin of the Poodle is widely debated, however, their intelligence never is as they are voted the second most intelligent dog breed.  Poodles are eager, athletic, and of remarkable versatility.  Poodles come in three size varieties: Standards should be more than 15 inches tall at the shoulder; Miniatures are 15 inches or under; Toys stand no more [...]

30 03, 2018

Why is My Pet Having Discharge from her Vagina?

By |March 30th, 2018|

What is pyometra? Pyometra is as an infection in the uterus as a result of a secondary infection due to hormonal changes in the female during "heat".  It is a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively in both dogs and cats.  When a female undergoes "heat" her body suppresses [...]

25 03, 2018

My Pet Has Been Sprayed By A Skunk?

By |March 25th, 2018|

Nothing is more concerned to pet owners than having your dog or cat sprayed by a skunk.  When threatened, skunks will release a strong scent to ward off predators, however, whether by accident or on purpose it can become quite problematic. It is a pungent, intense smell that most people dislike, and it is difficult [...]

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