Monthly Archives: March 2016

What Pet Owners Should Expect When They Arrive at the Pet Hospital in an Emergency

We recommend putting this information together as well as visiting your nearest emergency pet hospital before you need it. If you do need emergency medical care for your pet, it’ll be a little easier knowing you know how to get to the hospital. Continue reading

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Dog Recovers from Insecticide Toxicity with Intravenous Lipid Emulsion

Raisin is a 7-year-old, female spayed, Collie Mix that was referred to us for further treatment after ingestion of a toxic dose of abamectin insecticide (InVict insect paste). This is in the macrolide class of insecticides, and at high doses, crosses the blood-brain barrier, binds to glutamate-gated chloride channels, causes hyperpolarization, prevents nerve conduction, and ultimately can lead to paralysis and death. There is no specific antidote, and traditionally is monitored with supportive care, treatment of seizures, and mechanical ventilation if needed. More recently, intravenous lipid emulsion has become an effective treatment option for animals with toxicities. Continue reading

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Jaws the Cat Gets Broken Jaw Fixed

This is a great story about how one person stepped up to help an animal in need, and two caring veterinarians stood with her and got the community involved to save this cat’s life and give him a second chance. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: Our Story of Caring for Our Best Friend

Each one of our clients has a unique story to tell, but they all have a common theme: mutual love and devotion between pet and pet-parent. We received this story from clients of ours who were absolutely committed to taking care of their best friend in the same way that friend had been there for them over the years. This is the story of Christopher. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Receives AAHA Accreditation in Maple Shade

NorthStar VETS is proud to announce that it has received AAHA Accreditation at its Maple Shade location. Now pet owners can feel confident in the standard of care they receive at both locations! Continue reading

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