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 [...]

12 09, 2018

Dachshund…The hunting dog

By |September 12th, 2018|

The Dachshund was originally bred to hunt badgers in Germany during the 1600’s.   The characteristic body shape, long and low, was developed so that the Dachshund could fit into underground dens. Doxies come in two sizes: standard or miniature, and three coat varieties: smooth, wirehaired, and longhaired. Dachshunds are protective and territorial, but they thrive [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 03, 2018

How to Fly with Your Dog or Cat!

By |March 23rd, 2018|

Traveling can be very stressful for ourselves and our pets alike.  However, advanced planning and being prepared can help minimize these stresses. Here are a few tips will help to make your flight and trip as stress-free and problem-free as possible. Make sure to contact your airline early. Different airlines require different certifications and certificates [...]

13 03, 2018

Ibuprofen Toxicity

By |March 13th, 2018|

Before you medicate your dog, stop and ask your veterinarian.   Many people do not know that pain medications made for people (both over-the-counter and prescription) can be very harmful and even deadly to our pets!  Not all have to do with the size of your pet either, however in a small dog even 1 little [...]

12 03, 2018

Your Labradors Health!

By |March 12th, 2018|

Many diseases and health conditions are genetic, meaning they are related to your pet’s breed.  That does not mean your dog will have these problems; it just means that they are more at risk than other dogs. We will describe the most common issues seen in Labrador Retrievers to give you an idea of what [...]

7 03, 2018

I Love My Lab

By |March 7th, 2018|

Labrador Retrievers: What a Unique Breed! They will be your best friend, companion, and a source of unconditional love. Chances are that you chose them because you like Labs and have meet many fine examples of their breed.  They are outgoing, eager to please, and friendly with both people and other animals. Training is definitely necessary because [...]