Animal Hospital

819 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ, 07512

Alternative Exercises Including Pets

Alternative hiking for dog

Alternative exercises for your dog/pet is a fun way to keep them from getting bored. While walking is good for them, seeing the same old neighborhood can get a little boring after a while. Hiking, swimming, agility classes are just a few exercises you can share with your pet and keep their mind stimulated. Pets…

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Human Foods to Avoid Giving Dogs

Human food being eyed by a dog

Human food is not the best food to give your dog. Foods that you should avoid giving your dog are alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, coffee, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, garlic, chives, and xylitol. Side Effects of Human Food on Dogs Alcohol or foods containing alcohol, cause serious side effects in your dog. Depression of the nervous…

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Mites in Your Cats/Dogs Ears

Mites that get in dogs ears shown under a microscope

Mites or can wreck havoc on the ears of your pets. And just what are ear mites and what causes them? They are parasites known as Otodectes cynotis, that feed on the oils, wax, and debris in the ears of your pets.  Generally signs of infestation is redness on the inside of the ears, a brownish…

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Bathing Dogs, Keeping Them Clean

Bathing a dog in a tub

Bathing your dog is an important part of it’s health. It is good for the skin and the coat. Not only is it beneficial, but it can be a bonding time for you and your pet. While some dogs would prefer to not take a bath, there are some who enjoy it. A good way…

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Trimming Pet’s Toenails

Trimming dog nails

Trimming Your Pets Nail is Good Grooming Trimming or clipping your pet’s toenails is an important part of their grooming. Most animals do not like having their toenails trimmed. If at all possible, start trimming your pet’s nails at a young age, so they won’t panic at the sight of clippers. Waiting until they are…

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Canine Distemper Disease in Animals

Puppies just lying around.

Canine Distemper Disease in Animals Canine distemper is a disease that is highly contagious with no known cure. It is a viral illness that not only attacks dogs but other animals as well.  Wolves, pandas, skunks, coyotes, and foxes are just some of the wildlife that can be attacked by this disease. The house pet, the…

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Ticks Can be Dangerous to Dogs

Picture of a Cayenne Tick

Ticks Can Be Dangerous to Dogs If you own a pet, there are some things you should know about the risks of ticks on your animal. In addition, also know about tick removal and prevention. Ticks are parasitic arthropods which feed on the blood of mammals. Left on you or your dog can cause several…

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Obedience Training Helps Dogs

Does Obedience Training Really Help Dogs? Taking to your dog to obedience training can be beneficial to your pet. They learn basic commands to come, heel, sit, or stay as well as other commands. Your pet can even learn commands by just using your hands. Your furry friend learns to interact with other people and…

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The Benefits to Walking Your Dog

Walking Dog in Woods

The Advantage of Walking Your Dog Walking your dog has many benefits to offer. Not only does it benefit the dog, it brings results to the one walking the dog. Studies have proven that walking your dog 30 minutes three times a week has great health rewards. Not only can the dog’s weight be lowered…

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Feeding Your Dog Human Food

Is salmon ok for feeding your dog?

Foods To Give Or Not Give When Feeding Your Dog The most important part of your pet’s life is its daily feeding or diet.  In the market today you have several brands and types of dog food that you can feed your animal. Yet anyone who has ever had a dog knows they are extremely…

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