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Golden Retriever Gets a “Second Chance” After Losing Two Loved Ones

CARES Gives a Grieving Wife and Her Pup More Great Days Together Barbara has been through the unimaginable in the past year. Her husband Skip passed away suddenly, and months later, their sweet golden retriever, “Second Chance” was not quite himself. “He was a little sluggish,” says Barbara. “I didn’t know if he was just […]

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CARES Dr. Low Selected to Attend Women Leading Purposefully

CARES’ Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Dr. Martha Low had the honor of participating in Women Leading Purposefully. This 12-week pilot program, a first of its kind for the MARS* corporation, invited multicultural female leaders from throughout the MARS organization to come together to learn how to thrive within their businesses. The virtual sessions culminated in […]

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Tiny Kitten Fights For His Life at CARES

Dedicated Pet Parents, CARES doctors and nurses team up to save “Simba” “He was less than half a pound when we found him,” recalls Suzie Zabicki. “We were in the backyard watering plants and my husband Bryan told me there was a kitten in the shed. Sure enough, it was this itty bitty thing,” she […]

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Paralyzed Dog Walks Again at CARES

An Emergency Brings One Family From Bethlehem to Langhorne For Specialized Care “I heard him scream and yelp,” recalls Gale Grow of Bethlehem, PA. “I ran downstairs and we couldn’t find him.” Gale remembers the panic as she searched for her sweet Pomeranian mix, Marco, after he jumped off her bed and became paralyzed. “He […]

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Dog Hit By Car Makes Incredible Recovery At CARES

“It was just horrible,” recalls pet owner Helen Bednarczyk. Her dog Penny was hit by a car, while crossing the street on a leash, after an SUV came speeding by. “I almost had a heart attack and the driver never stopped,” adds Helen. Penny Comes to CARES Helen took Penny, a 3-year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix […]

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Here We Grow Again: CARES Expansion & Construction Details

Here we grow again! The Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES) is happy to announce we are expanding again—for the fifth time since CARES’ inception in 2003. Construction has officially begun on our current expansion, which will allow us to provide More Great Spaces! (and Days!) for our patients, their families, and our associates. […]

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Thoracoscopic Surgery at CARES Gives New Pup a Chance at a Healthy Life

Dutchess was a seemingly normal and healthy Labrador retriever puppy. But, when she was weaned from her mother and started solid food, her owner began to notice something alarming. She would throw up her food and was not gaining weight, like her littermates. After her owner could no longer care for her, thankfully Dutchess came into the […]

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Prevent Chocolate Toxicity in Your Pet

Not all chocolate is created equal.  So, this Halloween 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 Halloween. Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, Medical Director, urges families to know the facts about chocolate […]

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Integrative Medicine for Our Pet Cancer Patients

Integrative medicine involves the use of evidence-based, complementary practices for the treatment of veterinary cancer patients. These are treatments given in addition to standard-of-care treatments and therapies. Integrative medicine takes a whole body approach to treatment. It considers environment, diet, exercise, supplements, and non-traditional treatments that can improve a patient’s quality of life. We still […]

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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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Continuing Education

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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