Category Archives: Pets

From the Client Perspective: My Dog was Diagnosed with Kidney Disease


Butterscotch was bleeding from his mouth one day, so I called my family veterinarian. The technician suggested that maybe he had a broken tooth, but the bleeding continued, so I brought him in. One of the associate veterinarians immediately looked at him. There was concern about cancer, but after some tests it turned out to be chronic kidney failure. Continue reading

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How Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life for Patients


Sheila, and the team an NorthStar VETS, will continue to provide the best in veterinary medicine for you and your pets. “Every single day I love seeing the patients and we get to see a lot of them on a regular basis so we become very attached to them. They’re just a joy! And it’s wonderful when you see a patient completely paralyzed and unable to walk transform over six to eight weeks and get back to normal. They’re playing and having a normal life again which is very rewarding.” Continue reading

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Gabriel is the Luckiest Dog


Gabriel is a Basset Hound that was diagnosed with an arrhythmia called third degree A-V block. Basically, that causes the heart to beat too slow which can make animals feel weak, lethargic, and they can even have passing-out episodes. The only way to fix that kind of arrhythmia is by placing a pacemaker which allows the heart to beat at a faster rate that’s more compatible with everyday activity and life. Continue reading

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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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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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Welcome Shady to the NorthStar VETS Family


“Shady” is the newest member of our NorthStar VETS family. Considering he would be the hospital cat for our Maple Shade facility and the fact that he is a lovely smokey grey color, the client service representatives at the Maple Shade facility thought “Shady” would be perfect! All of us at NorthStar VETS who have had the chance to meet Shady have fallen in love with his fluffy fur and his sweet heart. When Shady is full-grown, he will join our blood donor program to help cats in need. Continue reading

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Winston the Westie battles Craniomandibular Osteopathy


Radiographs showed changes consistent with craniomandubular osteopathy, a congenital disorder common in the Westie breed, that is an excessive and abnormal bone growth on the skull (cranium) and lower jaw (mandible) causing pain and discomfort. Continue reading

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The Story of Oliver


After being here for more than a month, he started becoming a part of the family with his sweet temperament and affectionate nature. Many of us got attached to this adorable cat with an amazing personality, so we decided to treat him extensively for the problems he had. After much pleading from the entire staff, our Chief of Staff, Dr. Stobie, agreed to let us keep Oliver as a hospital cat and become the new mascot for NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: Heart Murmurs in Dogs and Cats


My pet has a heart murmur – what does this mean? A heart murmur is one of several types of abnormal sounds your veterinarian can hear when listening to your pet’s heart with a stethoscope. Normally, two distinct sounds are … Continue reading

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Dogs and Children Bond at Best Friends Bash


Last week marked the third annual Best Friends Bash. The magic continues to be palpable and the dogs continue to brighten the room! And it looks like the Best Friends Bash will go national in the near future. Another example of the healing power of pets! Continue reading

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