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Minimally Invasive Surgery at CARES

By Dr. David Puerto, DVM, DACVS and Dr. Brian Bretz, DVM, DACVS Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Langhorne, PA Veterinary medicine, as in human medicine, is constantly making significant advancements in the field of minimally invasive surgery.  In the past large incisions into the chest, abdomen or joints were necessary when […]


Four Common Pet Hazards

by:  Suzanne M. Dempsey, DVM, DACVECC Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services Our pets share our homes and our lives, yet there are some hazards in our daily environment that can pose potential dangers for our pets.  Here is a short, albeit incomplete, list.  If you have a concern or question, you should […]


11 Myths About Pet Cancer Treatment

By:  Dr. Beth Overley, DACVIM (Oncology) The Cancer Center at CARES, Langhorne, PA 1. Cancer doesn’t occur in dogs and cats. Unfortunately, animal cancer is common.  It is the leading natural cause of death in dogs and the second leading cause in cats.  Around 50% of all dogs and 30% of cats will […]


Four Early Warning Signs of Illness In Your Pet

By:  Dr. Samantha Murray, Board Certified Veterinary Internist at CARES Langhorne, PA As a pet owner, it is important to recognize early warning signs of illness.  While some symptoms (such as vomiting, poor appetite and lethargy) are easy to recognize as important, other symptoms may not be so obvious as to cause concern […]


Expanding Excitement

Expanding Excitement! – July 2012 We have had to let our seams out and stretch a bit as we have grown into and through our existing space! We are very excited about our current expansion project! We have broken through the walls of the attached and adjacent 6000 square feet of space, and are in […]


Need To Know: Disc Disease and Spinal Cord Injury in Dogs

By:  Dr. Ed Darrin, Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist at CARES Langhorne, PA Spinal cord injuries are common in dogs, and the most common type of spinal cord injury is a disc herniation.  Disc herniations can cause anything from minor discomfort to complete paralysis.  Rapid detection and treatment are often the difference between a […]


CARES Internal Medicine Service Offers Extended Hours

April 2012 The Internal Medicine Service at CARES is pleased to announce extended hours for new consultations!  In addition to providing Internal Medicine services during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, Dr. Murray and Dr. Adler are now available Tuesday and Thursday evenings and two Saturdays per month.  We hope that these extended hours will […]


CARES Teams with Penn For Osteosarcoma Vaccine Study – Patients Needed

March 20, 2012 Osteosarcoma Vaccine Study   Evaluation of a new cancer vaccine to stimulate anti-tumor immunity and prolong survival times in dogs with osteosarcoma CARES is excited to announce that it is teaming with the University of Pennsylvania for an exciting new study into the treatment of canine osteosarcoma.  The study will combine the […]


Visit CARES This Weekend – Sept. 24-25

September, 2011 Come visit CARES at two great events this weekend.  On Saturday we’ll be at the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Pet Expo at Mercer County Waterfront Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  On Sunday we’ll be at Paws in the Park 2011 – Take a Bite Out of Canine Cancer.  That takes […]


The Cancer Center at CARES Participates In Sarcoma Clinical Trial

The Cancer Center at CARES is now participating in a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel medication designed to improve the quality of life of cancer patients treated with chemotherapy.   The study medication being evaluated has been tested in previous studies and found to be safe in canine cancer patients at the […]


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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