IS IT SAFE TO SHARE…?

What’s more natural than sharing our favorite foods with our “best friends?” Unfortunately, some of our go-to favorites can have dire consequences for our pets. Knowing what’s safe and what’s an absolute “no-no” is vital! While most people worry about dogs because of their natural quest for table scraps, cats should be protected from these foods as well. Let’s look at some foods you should NEVER share with your furry BFFs: CHOCOLATE…most people have heard that you don’t give chocolate to your pets, but they may not know why. Chocolate contains “theobromine” which is found in cola, tea, and acai
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SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN LYME VACCINES

With the exception of Hudson and Salem Counties, New Jersey is designated a “high risk” state when it comes to Lyme Disease.  There were 17,201 new cases reported, among the canine population, during 2017.  The CDC classifies ticks as being 2nd only to mosquitoes when it comes to transmitting diseases, both infectious and toxic, to humans as well as pets. Along with a marked increase in diagnosed cases of Lymes, we’ve begun to see an influx of tick species previously unknown to our geographic area. This raises concerns for transmission of more serious diseases, some of which come with greater
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OUR PETS AND HOLIDAY PERILS!

Every year, Veterinarians report an uptick in sick visits, directly related to the holiday season. Sadly, most of them are completely avoidable! Let’s take a look at some of the perils our pets face from holiday festivities. GI upsets, related to Thanksgiving dinner, are an annual launch of the holiday season. While family and friends may understandably want to share some yummies with our furry family members, the momentary joy these goodies evoke, is rarely worth the consequences. If repeat offenders ignore your warnings against table scraps, it may be worthwhile to designate a “safe zone” for your pets while
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