7 12, 2018

Adopt or Not to Adopt? A Decision of a Lifetime, Your Pet’s Lifetime!

By |December 7th, 2018|

Bringing a new dog into your home can be a big decision.  During the holiday it might seem like the perfect time to bring a new addition into your family.  These pets will be in your home after the holidays are over.  Pets do not always make good gifts.  However, before you do please ask [...]

12 10, 2018

Australian Shepherd

By |October 12th, 2018|

History: The Australian Shepherd developed in California during the 1900’s.  However, Australian Shepherds became more popular in the mid-twentieth century as the favorites of ranchers and cowboys for their unique herding talents.   They did not enter the AKC Stud Book until 1991. The Australian Shepherd we know today was developed mainly in the U.S and [...]

26 09, 2018

Is My Dog or Cat Overweight? Whats The Big Deal?

By |September 26th, 2018|

Nearly 100 million pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese, making weight the leading health threat to our companion animals today.  According the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were classified as clinically overweight (body condition score (BCS) 6-7) or obese (BCS 8-9) by their veterinary healthcare professional. That [...]

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 [...]

4 08, 2018

What Diseases Are Spread By Ticks

By |August 4th, 2018|

 1. Lyme Disease Transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick.   Symptoms range from joint pain, lethargy, and lameness to decreased appetite and fever. Signs of infection can take months to appear.  It can be very difficult to treat and even more difficult to fully cure.  Dogs do not get the tell-tale bullseye rash common [...]

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 [...]

21 07, 2018

My dog has a Wart, What Can I Do? Cryosurgery!

By |July 21st, 2018|

What is Cryosurgery? Cryosurgery or cryotherapy is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal, disease, or unwanted living tissue like a wart or a cyst.   Cryosurgery is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially skin conditions. This treatment allows growths to be removed without actual cutting.  The application of intense cold [...]