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A Recipe for Fun: Do-It-Yourself Enrichment Toys for Pets

A house full of toys should keep your pet occupied during your entire workday, right? You would think so, but your furry pal likely loses interest in their overwhelming toy selection pretty quickly. Or, perhaps your pooch is a power chewer and shreds toys within minutes of receiving them.  A great way to change up [...]

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Pet

When bringing home a new pet, you have a lot to consider such as the species that would best fit with your lifestyle, and the amount of time and money you can devote to your pet’s care. Before making a snap decision based on a cute face that tugs at your heart, read our Companion [...]

Giardia: Is Your Dog At Risk?

As a dog owner, you’re likely aware of intestinal parasites, although you may not know all the ins and outs of each type. One such parasite, Giardia, is a serious threat to dogs, cats, livestock, wildlife, and people, as the various strains can infect different species, resulting in severe gastrointestinal (GI) issues.  If your pooch [...]

Dog Limping 101

If your dog is favoring a limb, the underlying issue must be addressed to help resolve the problem. Dogs can limp for numerous reasons, and since they can’t tell us where they hurt, diagnosing the problem can be difficult. Our Companion Care Animal Clinic team wants your pet to move as soundly as possible, with [...]

Pet Heat Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Tank tops, flip-flops, and sunglasses are necessary summer attire for people, but your pet doesn’t have the luxury of shedding their fur coat. Our Companion Care Animal Clinic team knows you enjoy outdoor activities with your pet, so we offer do’s and don’ts to ensure they are protected on New Jersey’s hot, sunny days. DO [...]

Did You Hear That? 5 Ways to Manage Your Pet’s Noise Aversion

As your four-legged friend sits beside you, taking in the local fireworks show, their fear signs may overwhelm your oohs in response to the deafening sounds. July Fourth is one of the most frightening days of the year for many pets. However, loud noises any time of year can cause your furry pal to panic.  [...]

Fur-Friendly Fourth: 5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe

July Fourth brings fireworks, food, and fun times with friends. While you may find these summer festivities enjoyable, your pet likely disagrees. In fact, Independence Day traditions can be stressful and potentially dangerous for cats and dogs, so follow our Companion Care Animal Clinic team’s tips, and plan a safe and happy July Fourth celebration [...]

FAQs About Pets Who Can’t Stop Scratching

If your pet is scratching constantly, they need veterinary care. Many conditions can lead to a pet’s itchy skin, and if left untreated, excessive scratching can result in painful abrasions and skin infections. Our Companion Care Animal Clinic team answers your frequently asked questions (FAQs) about itchy pets.  Question: What causes itchiness in pets? Answer: [...]

Tick Alert: What to Do if You Find a Tick on Your Pet

Ticks are most active in the late spring and early summer, but they are a year-round problem in New Jersey and can transmit harmful diseases to your pet. Our Companion Care Animal Clinic team understands your concerns about finding a tick on your pet, and we explain what you should do if a creepy crawly [...]

6 Tips to Protect Your Pet From Lyme Disease

Ticks are prevalent in New Jersey, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the state has a high incidence of Lyme disease. Our Companion Care Animal Clinic team knows that finding a tick on your pet can be upsetting, and we offer tips to help protect your pet from Lyme disease. #1: Educate [...]

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