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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 02, 2018

Why Is My Pet Itching?

By |February 16th, 2018|

  Itching is a very common issue in all animals including dogs and cats.   Itching can cause your pet to scratch and lick one spot or their whole body frequently.  You may notice broken hairs, missing hair, saliva (red/brown) staining,  or scabbing on certain areas.   The most common cause of itching is allergies, however, things like [...]

12 02, 2018

The Bulldog’s Health Concerns

By |February 12th, 2018|

Genetic Predispositions for Bulldogs Respiratory Distress Syndrome Brachycephalic syndrome is a pathological condition affecting short-nosed dogs and cats which can lead to severe respiratory distress. There are anatomical abnormalities that contribute to the disease like the soft palate (the soft part at the back of the roof of the mouth)being too long and hangs down into the airway. The nostrils are often too small, [...]

2 02, 2018

The Bulldog!!

By |February 2nd, 2018|

The Bulldog was first bred as a powerful and athletic all-purpose working dog, used to catch hogs and cattle. The designation "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting.  They are typically gentle and loving family companions, but may not tolerate other dogs, especially those of the same sex. [...]

23 01, 2018

Crate Training Your New Puppy

By |January 23rd, 2018|

As we welcome our new Christmas puppies we may have noticed that training can be harder than it seems.  Here is a tip to help you on your way.  One of the most useful things to teach your new pup is to become comfortable with his/her crate.   Crate training your puppy can be extremely beneficial [...]

17 01, 2018

Winter Storm Pet Safety Tips

By |January 17th, 2018|

Bad weather can be a tough time for everybody, especially your pets.  Domestic dogs & cats are not equipped for severe winter storms even with their winter coats. During a blizzard, pets should stay safely indoors & wait out the storm.  As temperatures plummet and gusts of frigid wind bring snow, rain, and sleet these [...]

19 12, 2017

Myths and Facts about Spaying and Neutering

By |December 19th, 2017|

MYTH: Spaying and neutering animals doesn't matter FACT: Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because they do not have homes. MYTH: An animal needs to have a litter/one heat before sterilization. FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females [...]