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7 Warning Signs of Heart Failure in Your Pet and What You Can Do to Help

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7 Warning Signs of Heart Failure in Your Pet and What You Can Do to Help

Heart disease is common in our pet population. While heart disease and the mention of heart failure can be frightening, my goal as a board certified veterinary cardiologist with CARES is not to scare pet owners, but to educate them. We want clients to understand what is happening with their pet, what signs and symptoms […]

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Prevent Chocolate Toxicity in Your Pet

Not all chocolate is created equal.  So, this Valentine’s Day, prevent chocolate toxicity in your pet by following these helpful tips from CARES. The emergency veterinarians at CARES in Langhorne want to warn pet owners to keep pets away from chocolate this Valentine’s Day. Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, Medical Director, urges families to know the facts […]

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Cat Born with Congenital Issue Receives Help at CARES

Melon the cat has a lot to be thankful for lately. After being tied to a bush and left to die, she was rescued by a loving family who would nurse her back to health. Among her heart disease, lung disease other health conditions, it was discovered that Melon was born without eyelids.   Her new […]

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The Blind Dog Who Could See Again

Daisy the Shih Tzu was 9-years-old when she was diagnosed with Diabetes.  In just a few short months, she developed diabetic cataracts and went completely blind as a result of her disease.  “It changed her life,” according to Daisy’s dad, Chris.  “She was afraid to go anywhere or do anything.  So, she would cower in […]

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Caring for a pet with cancer: Nutrition

Nutrition plays an important role in a cancer patient’s overall health and fitness. In general, we recommend a patient stay in optimal health, which means maintaining ideal body weight and not gaining or losing too much weight. It means exercising daily if possible, and eating a balanced, well rounded diet. Fortunately, most canine meals are […]

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Caring for a pet with cancer: Quality of life

Our two primary goals are to give our patients the best possible life quality for as long as we possibly can. Life quality, however, is the most important goal. Ideally, we’d want our patients taking walks on the beach, playing Frisbee in the backyard, eating their favorite treats, and spending quality time with the families […]

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Caring for a pet with cancer: How do I know if my pet is in pain?

Admittedly, it’s harder in pets. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, but we can observe changes in behavior that can signal potential pain. Decreased activity, change of routine, limping, and decreased interest in daily walks or normal activities can signal pain. If a dog is not only limping but only toe touching or – worse […]

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What Could Be Hiding in Your Pet’s Mouth!

When Denise M. of Doylestown brought her 10-year-old American Bulldog, Clyde to her family veterinarian for his annual oral examination and dental cleaning, she got news she was not expecting.  “They noticed something suspicious and took a tissue sample,” says Denise.  “I found out it was cancer cells.” After diagnosing Clyde with Squamous Cell Carcinoma […]

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What to Expect if Your Pet Needs an Ultrasound

Animals come to CARES needing an ultrasound for a wide variety of reasons. If a pet is vomiting, has changes in their blood work (for instance elevated kidney or liver values), has been losing weight or acting lethargic, a veterinarian may recommend an ultrasound in order for us to get a good look at the organs inside the body. Sometimes, an ultrasound […]

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Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support offers Support Group Meetings

Are you caring for an AGING, CHRONIC or TERMINALLY ill pet? Or grieving the loss of one? Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support Group Meetings are led by licensed professional counselors who are committed to providing compassionate support for caregivers of aging, chronic and terminally ill pets. Our counseling team will provide a safe, secure, […]

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Caring for a pet with cancer: Nutrition
Nutrition plays an important role in a cancer patient’s overall health and fitness. In general,...
Caring for a pet with cancer: Quality of life
Our two primary goals are to give our patients the best possible life quality for as long as we...
Caring for a pet with cancer: How do I know if my pet is in pain?
Admittedly, it’s harder in pets. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, but we can observe...
Two Canine Cancer Clinical Trials Now at CARES
Evaluation of a Novel Adjuvant Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma Patients Treated with...
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