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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 05, 2018

Chihuahua

By |May 18th, 2018|

The Chihuahua is the smallest of all dogs breeds and has 2 coat varieties: smooth and longhaired. Originating in Mexico, they were bred for companionship and are known for their big, erect ears and prominent large eyes. The Chihuahua is a generally healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12-14 years. Likenesses of Chihuahua-like dogs [...]