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

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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Anaplasmosis Symptoms & Treatment in Dogs

Anaplasmosis Symptoms & Treatment in Dogs

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease seen in dogs across the US which causes severe flu-like symptoms. Here our Somerset County vets explain the symptoms of Anaplasmosis in dogs and how this condition is treated.

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Dog Kidney Failure Diet Guidelines

Dog Kidney Failure Diet Guidelines

Does your dog have kidney disease? If so, feeding your pooch the right diet will be a key element in managing their symptoms. Today we look at guidelines for choosing the best food for dogs with kidney disease or kidney failure.

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Spotting The Signs of Acute Kidney Failure in Your Somerset County Dog

Spotting The Signs of Acute Kidney Failure in Your Somerset County Dog

Healthy kidneys perform a range of essential functions, dogs with acute kidney failure experience a sudden and rapid reduction in kidney function that requires urgent veterinary care. Our Somerset County vets explain the signs of acute kidney failure in dogs, and what you should do if your pup shows signs of kidney failure.

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