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Our Somerset County emergency vets share information to help you keep your pet happy and healthy.

Dog Eye Injury? What To Do

Dog Eye Injury? What To Do

No matter how well you care for your dog, eye injuries can happen. Today, our Somerset County vets explain various types of eye injuries that are common in dogs as well as the causes, symptoms, and what you should do if your dog has an eye injury.

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Cat Recovering From Surgery: How to Keep Your Cat From Jumping

Cat Recovering From Surgery: How to Keep Your Cat From Jumping

If your cat has recently undergone surgery then you will need to spend some time ensuring that you provide thorough care in order to avoid any complications or possible infection. In today's post, our Somerset County vets discuss some ways you can help your cat while they are recovering from surgery such as caring for the wound and keeping your cat from unwanted activities such as jumping.

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Dog Hip Dysplasia Surgery - Cost, Process & Recovery

Dog Hip Dysplasia Surgery - Cost, Process & Recovery

Hip dysplasia is a painful condition in dogs caused by the abnormal formation of one or both hips. Untreated, hip dysplasia can become increasingly severe over time, seriously inhibiting your dog's mobility. Here, our Somerset County vets explain three effective surgeries used to treat hip dysplasia in dogs.

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Cat PU Surgery for Urinary Blockages

Cat PU Surgery for Urinary Blockages

If your feline friend develops a urinary blockage treatment is required ASAP! If your vet is unable to treat your cat's blockage quickly and effectively with standard treatments your kitty may need a perineal urethrostomy (PU). Below, our Somerset County vets explain more about PU surgery for cats. 

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Surgery for IVDD in Dogs

Surgery for IVDD in Dogs

Surgery may not be the only treatment option for dogs with IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) but for many, surgery is often the best treatment option. IVDD surgeries aim to restore mobility, reduce pain and prevent further disc problems. Our Somerset County Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon explains. 

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My dog's dry heaving, what should I do?

My dog's dry heaving, what should I do?

Is your dog making the motions of vomiting, and the sounds of vomiting, but nothing is coming out? Today our Somerset County vets and team discuss dry heaving in dogs, what could be causing your dog to dry heave, and what you should do.

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Why is my cat dry heaving?

Why is my cat dry heaving?

Witnessing your cat dry heave is pretty unpleasant, but you may feel reassured to learn that in many cases dry heaving in cats is harmless. That said, there are also some serious health issues that can also lead to dry heaving. Our Somerset County emergency vets and team explain...

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats - A Pet Parent's Guide

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats - A Pet Parent's Guide

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats is a very serious condition caused by an abnormal thickening of the heart's left ventricle which results in a number of life-threatening symptoms. Today our Somerset County vets explains more about HC in cats and how it is treated.

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Obesity in Cats

Obesity in Cats

Obesity in cats is becoming very common, but it's important to know that carrying just a few extra ounces can make a significant difference to your cat's overall health and longevity. Here our Somerset County vets share tips for telling whether your cat could be overweight and what you can do.

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Is my dog depressed or anxious?

Is my dog depressed or anxious?

Like people, dogs can feel anxious or depressed now and again. If you think that your pooch might be suffering from depression or anxiety our Somerset County vets have a few easy strategies you can try to help your dog feel more relaxed and contented.

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