Allergies in Dogs

Allergies Like people, dogs can suffer from allergies. As in the human population, the incidence of allergies in pets seems to be increasing. While allergic humans may often sneeze, wheeze or even have serious respiratory difficulties, allergic reactions in pets are characterized by skin problems, exacerbated by their primary symptom—itching and scratching. Cat and dog […]

Your Senior Dog

Your Senior Dog Old age is not a disease As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, dogs are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky pet seems to […]

Behavior – Dogs

Behavior Good communication builds good relationships Just as between people, good relationships between dogs and their owners are based on good communication. Dogs communicate between themselves by means of body signals. It’s only natural, then, that they’ll use the same method to communicate with people. Your responsibility as a pet owner is to learn to […]

Travelling with your Pet

Travelling with your Pet Before you go Ask yourself: will my cat or dog be comfortable and happy on a trip? Some animals simply prefer to stay at home and a “homesick”, possibly motion-sick pet will ruin everyone’s trip. In such a case it’s probably wiser to leave your pet with a friend, relative or […]

Administering Medication – Dogs

Administering Medication Just like you, your dog is going to get sick occasionally and you will likely come home from the veterinarian’s with some medication to administer. Learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your dog.Always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian. Be sure to administer […]

Basic Health Check – Dogs

Basic Health Check Congratulations – you have a new puppy! You’ve anticipated the new arrival by ‘puppyproofing’ your home and had lots of fun choosing the crate, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies he will need. This frisky little creature is sure to bring you much joy. In return, you can make a major contribution […]

Heartworm and Intestinal Parasites

Heartworm & Intestinal Parasites   Heartworm disease Heartworm is a parasitic disease that can affect any dog regardless of age, sex or habitat. It is found in all parts of New Jersey, including Marlton, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Medford and everywhere else. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, and tends to have a higher incidence in areas […]

Dental Care – Dogs

Dental Care Your pet counts on you for protection With major advances in treating serious infectious and other pet diseases, oral disease – most importantly periodontal or gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar – has become the number-one health problem for dogs. It’s estimated that without proper dental care 80% of […]

Diseases and Vaccination – Dogs

Protecting your best friend One of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that he is vaccinated against common canine diseases. Your dog’s mother gave her puppy immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her […]