Category Archives: Pets

Cat Food Recall Notice


The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). Continue reading

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Cool Case Ceili


At the second appointment, this time in Robbinsville, Ed and Nancy discussed the options with Dr. Stobie. “There were basically three,” they remembered, “chemotherapy, full amputation of the leg, or removal of the tumor with the innovative use of skin expanders to allow the site to close properly after surgery.” Continue reading

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FDA Issues Recalls on Three Brands of Pet Food


The FDA recently issued notices on its website regarding three pet food manufacturers with food containing excessive amounts of vitamin D. The companies have issued voluntary recalls. Continue reading

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Coco to Warm Your Heart


Finally, after two long weeks, she received the phone call from Dr. Melanie Puchot of the Internal Medicine service she was waiting for. “Would you like to take him home today?” she asked. Continue reading

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Is Anesthesia Safe for My Pet


A study of cats under anesthesia reported that anesthetic risk decreases with adequate monitoring of the patient’s vitals and blood oxygenation levels. In an effort to minimize risk to our patients, we at NorthStar VETS adhere to current veterinary anesthesia standards by implementing diligent monitoring of patient vitals. Continue reading

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Believing in Magic


Jose considers himself a man of faith, a faith which was tested recently when his dog was lost for two days under a building collapse in Philadelphia. Fortunately, his story didn’t end there. Watch the news stories which cover the … Continue reading

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Canine Distemper Deals Fatal Blow to Raccoons in Ocean County


Canine Distemper is currently running rampant through the raccoon population because they have no immunity to it. This disease can also affect pets, so it is advised that you visit your family veterinarian to discuss keeping your pet safe against canine distemper. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Behaviorist Reviews New Book in JAVMA


In the introduction to The Dog: A Natural History, the authors state their wish to show the dog from many different perspectives. They achieve that goal, albeit inconsistently. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Ranger


The team at NorthStar VETS is doing innovative and amazing things every day as they work to advance the level of care available to your pet. This series of posts highlights cool cases at NorthStar VETS and the types of … Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Laura Tasker, DVM, CVMA


Laura Tasker, DVM, CVMA is a doctor in the Emergency and Critical Care service at NorthStar VETS. In this video, she talks about how horses got her into small animal medicine, the types of cases she sees, and what she loves about working at NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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