HELP YOUR PETS BEAT THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

Tips for Managing Pet Separation Anxiety It’s back to school time for the students of Holmdel! That includes not just students, but teachers and administrative staff, too. While returning to school can be a bummer for kids and adults alike, pets feel the stress of this change much more acutely. With their human playmates and family members gone all day, dogs can develop severe anxiety that harms their emotional and physical well-being. Consult with our animal hospital to banish your pet’s blues and keep them happy day in and day out! Signs of Separation Anxiety in Pets Some of the
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HELP YOUR PETS BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR SUMMER PET SAFETY TIPS!

Keeping Our Furry Companions Safe in Holmdel Summer is the perfect time of year to bond with your pet in the great outdoors. Yet, while we’re enjoying that wooded trail, a day out at the beach, or simply a lazy day in the backyard, it’s important to be aware of the dangers our pets face. Summer brings about some extreme weather, parasite problems, and increased dangers by the water, too. To help you keep your best four-legged friend safe this season, our animal hospital has come up with several summer pet tips to help them have a safe summer. Heat
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HOW SAFE ARE YOUR PETS IN YOUR BACK YARD?

It’s that time of year when we start looking for ways to spruce up our yard, and get rid of the things that shouldn’t be growing there.  Pesticides and fertilizers, all containing potentially harmful chemicals, are being applied to plants, flower beds, and lawns.  If you’re a pet parent, you probably already know that it’s important to choose pet approved products.  You understand the significance of following the manufacturer’s instructions for applying pesticides and fertilizers, and you know your pets need to be kept off treated areas for a designated period of time.  What you may not know, is that
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WHY IS THE HEARTWORM THREAT GROWING?

There was a time when Heartworm Disease was relatively confined to the warm, humid states of the Southeast.  Pet owners up North, and out West were unconcerned because the winter freeze and dry heat kept the mosquito populations to a minimum.  However, that is no longer reality in the United States. Thanks in part to climate change, and in part to our ease of travel,  Heartworm is now diagnosed in all 50 states!   2018 was the 4th year in a row where CAPC (Companion Animal Parasite Council) forecasted an above average prevalence across the board.  An alarming report issued in
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