Fanwood Animal Hospital Pet News & Blog

Tick … Tick … Tick … BOOM!

Beware! It’s tick season again, a time to be especially vigilant for the bloodthirsty, disease-spreading menaces. Wait—did you think ticks died off or hibernated when the weather gets cooler? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Here in the Northeast, adult deer ticks—the species that transmits Lyme disease—feed and mate from early fall to early winter. Then, […]

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty scary, right? As you can guess, things would eventually start to go very, very bad inside your mouth: teeth would decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those rotting teeth would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious […]

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Creating a Pet-Safe Garden

Spring is here, and whether you consider gardening a pleasure or a pain, it’s time to get your yard ready for outdoor fun and relaxation. As you’re doing so, be aware of the following hazards to your pets’ health. Fleas and ticks. Flea populations peak during the summer, but ticks are especially active during the […]

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Smoking and Your Furry Housemates

Do you smoke, even though you know how bad it is for your health? If you’re not able to quit smoking for your own sake, would you consider quitting for the sake of the animals that share your home and heart? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published an article describing the effects of […]

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Holiday Health Hazards

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also one of the busiest. There are decorations to put up, gifts to buy and wrap, special foods to cook, parties to host and attend–and all kinds of trouble for cats and dogs to get into. Here are some of the potential problems. Decorations. Cats and […]

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