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 [...]

9 07, 2018

Natural Healing at MVH with Platelet Rich Plasma

By |July 9th, 2018|

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)? Platelet-rich plasma is a portion of the blood that has been processed to contain a higher concentration of platelets than in the whole blood.  The PRP contains platelets and varying numbers of white blood cells (WBCs) and red blood cells (RBCs).  PRP also contains other growth factors and substances that [...]

30 06, 2018

Its a Heat Wave, Don’t Let Your Dogs Overheat!

By |June 30th, 2018|

Heat stroke is a serious concern for dogs. When their body temperature rises from the normal 100-103 degrees to roughly 104 or 105, they lose the ability to regulate their internal temperature, which can cause organ damage or even death. Dogs aren’t very efficient at self-cooling because: They don’t sweat like humans – their main [...]

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 [...]