6 09, 2019

ProHeart 12 is here year-round to protect your dog

By |September 6th, 2019|

One dose: constant protection for your dog means constant peace of mind for you ProHeart 12 fits in with annual wellness visits With no monthly doses to remember, there are no gaps in protection for a full year. It’s so important to keep your dog protected. Just one missed dose of any heartworm preventative can [...]

6 09, 2019

My Pet Has Fleas!!!!!!

By |September 6th, 2019|

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 [...]

1 07, 2019

What Diseases Are Spread By Ticks

By |July 1st, 2019|

 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 [...]

30 04, 2019

Questions About Heartworm Disease

By |April 30th, 2019|

How do Monthy Heartworm Prevenatives Work? All approved heartworm medications work by eliminating the immature (larval) stages of the heartworm parasite. This includes the infective heartworm larvae deposited by the mosquito as well as the following larval stage that develops inside the animal. Unfortunately, in as little as 51 days, heartworm larvae can molt into [...]

30 04, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for American Pitbull Terriers

By |April 30th, 2019|

Please remember that just because there is a predisposition it does not mean your Pitbull will get some or any of these conditions.  This blog is to serve as an educational guide. Hip Dysplasia An inherited disease that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis. You may notice lameness in the [...]

8 04, 2019

Facts about U.S. Animal Shelters

By |April 8th, 2019|

First I want to give thanks to the thousands of people who tirelessly work day and night to help these animals in need.  They are feeding them, walking them, cleaning them, administering medicine, finding homes for them, and sometimes saying good bye to them.  These amazing people may be the only smiling face these animals [...]

12 01, 2019

Siberian Husky

By |January 12th, 2019|

The Majestic Siberian Husky Personality traits: Outgoing, playful personality Sweet, gentle, and sensitive Always on the go, with a keen eye for adventure Good with children Friendly and eager to please Even-tempered, affectionate, and happy-go-lucky You may have also noticed these characteristics: Has a tendency to escape, wander, and roam Is a bit “mouthy”—likes to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]