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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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Two Canine Cancer Clinical Trials Now at CARES

Evaluation of a Novel Adjuvant Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma Patients Treated with Chemotherapy This study is exclusive to the Cancer Center at CARES. It evaluates the use of a novel agent used in addition to standard chemotherapy treatment. We hope to evaluate the effects of this treatment on quality of life, remission, and survival. Enrolled patients will […]


Liver Disease in Dogs

By: Samantha Murray, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM) Did you know that significant liver disease can be present in dogs who are acting normal?  Dogs, by nature, are very good at hiding their disease.  This is why routine lab testing with your veterinarian, even when your pet is feeling good, is important.  It is not unusual to find increases […]


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy – a new minimally invasive option!

By: David A. Puerto, DVM, DACVS CARES Patient Missy Missy is an 11-year-old female spayed miniature schnauzer. She was happy, active and to the owners appeared normal. However, she was had a ticking time bomb inside. Her veterinarian had examined her regularly and they had noted progressive increases in her liver enzymes. Missy was referred […]


June Star of the Month at CARES – Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, DACVECC

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, our June 2013 Star of the Month at CARES!  Dr. Dempsey is our new head of Emergency and Critical Care at CARES and she fit in perfectly with our diverse, hard working team.  She feels immediately like an old friend, someone you can talk with and feel at ease.  She always has a […]


CARES Provides Free Sight Saving Eye Exams to Service Animals

CARES participates in the 6th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event Online Registration is now through April 30th Langhorne, PA – Guide dogs, detection dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs and animals assisting people with disabilities selflessly serve the public. To honor these animals and their work, the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES) […]


Canine Indolent Ulcers (SCCEDs – Superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects)

By: Robert L. Peiffer, DVM, PhD and Martha Low, DVM Indolent ulcers—also known as Boxer ulcers, recurrent epithelial erosions, or SCCED—are common in middle to older aged dogs of all breeds but most commonly, as one might suspect, Boxers. Pathogenesis is thought to involve a defect in stromal-epithelial adhesion; sliding with blinking and eye movement […]


Expanding Excitement

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 6,000 square feet of space, and are in the home stretch of  finishing […]


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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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