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Understanding Ticks and the Threat They Pose to Dogs and Cats in Holmdel, NJ

The Northeastern United States is known for being a tick utopia–and New Jersey is one of the top ten states for tick-borne disease cases! And ticks aren’t just a problem for humans; they’re a major health hazard for our beloved dogs and cats. While Lyme disease is pretty well known among most people, there are other, more complex diseases that can be transmitted to our pets via tick bite. Here in Holmdel, we want your four-legged family members to stay healthy, happy and safe. Because ticks are so small and sneaky, this makes them an even greater threat to your
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Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s easy to be overwhelmed with our current situation–all the scary news on TV and the Internet, the shelter in place orders and lock downs, the toilet paper shortages…it’s stressful and tedious! But if you’re lucky enough to share your life with a pet or two, take a moment to breathe, collect your thoughts, and remember that you have a precious life depending on you. Our pets may not understand the implications of a pandemic, but they can tell when their owners are behaving a little differently, and this will effect them in the long run. Despite the craziness going
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Pet Poison Control & Prevention in Holmdel, NJ

Pets, especially puppies, have a tendency to put just about anything in their mouths. For young pups, this is how they explore their world, yet adult dogs can also be curious enough to take a bite. Cats, too, are not exempt from this characteristic and might try to lick anything that smells tasty. Unfortunately, not everything is safe for our pets to eat. Many times, curiosity can lead to an emergency situation that warrants a call to the pet poison control helpline. Yet, there are things you can do to prevent most, if not all, of these dangerous situations! Pet
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Winter Pet Safety in Holmdel

Put winter pet safety at the top of your to-do list this season. Winter is hazardous enough for people, but it can also be dangerous for our four-legged family members. Our animal hospital sees pets for frostbite and other winter-related issues more often than you might think! From slipping and sliding on icy sidewalks to accidentally ingesting harmful snow and ice-melting compounds, it’s time to revisit all the potential risks your pet might face this winter and the ways you can deal with them. Know that you can always call to speak with your veterinarian or another member of our team if
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