Totowa
Animal Hospital

819 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ, 07512

Fleas, Are They Dangerous to Your Pets?

Fleas under a microscope

  Fleas are a parasite that feeds on the blood of it’s host.  There are several species of fleas. In fact there are over 2500 species of them worldwide. Some families of these species feed and breed only their hosts. Since these parasites are wingless and can not fly from host to host, they use…

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Veterinarians Are Important to Society

Veterinarians are licensed physicians that treat diseases, injuries, and disorders in animals. People who have pets, livestock or show animals depend on them in their day to day activities. In competitions for show animals a licensed veterinarian is required to be on the grounds at all times in case of an emergency. Vets are responsible…

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Therapy Treatment With Pets

Pet therapy for man

Therapy treatment with animals is beneficial in so many ways. The bond that humans have with animals can heal, relieve stress, and ease loneliness. When troops are returning from a tour of duty, a pet can do wonders for transitioning them back into their civilian life. Programs like Pets for Vets is a program dedicated…

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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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