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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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Are home cooked meals the right choice for your pet?

Dog owners – particularly those who have pets diagnosed with cancer – want to provide the best nutrition possible for their pets.  These owners frequently cook home made meals instead of feeding commercial diets.  By doing so, they hope to optimize their pet’s health.  Some dog owners also have concerns about recent dog food recalls.  […]

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Keep Your Pets Un-Spooked This Holiday Season

October through December is a time for lots of family celebrations and traditions.  While the holidays can provide a lot of excitement for humans, it can be a bit troublesome for pets.   Here are 4 ways to keep your pets safe through 2013! 1.  Keep all chocolate and raisins out of reach Many households have […]

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October Star of the Month at CARES – Sami Fritz-Waibel

Congratulations to Sami Fritz-Waibel, our October Star of the Month! Dedication is an understatement when it comes to Sami. She is completely devoted to her oncology patients and makes their care and well being her top priority at all times. Patients, clients and fellow team members embrace her enthusiasm and passion for her job. Sami’s level […]

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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 […]

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Pet Safety At The Beach This Labor Day Weekend

As you head to the beach with your furry friends this Labor Day Weekend,  the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES) in Langhorne warns of 3 unusual seasonal hazards for dogs (sand impactions, swimmer’s tail and burned paws) along with one very common and sometimes fatal problem: heat stroke. Dr. Suzanne M. Dempsey, […]

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Your Dog’s Cough Could Mean Heart Trouble!

Dr. Megan King, Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist at CARES lists the top five coughs, their causes and why heart disease leads the list. Hacking, gagging and honking like a goose. They’re just a few of the coughing sounds that can potentially puzzle concerned dog parents. So, when is a cough serious enough to warrant a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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