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Does My Pet Really Need Blood Tests Before Surgery


The blood chemistry profile provides information regarding your pet’s overall body function. This enables us to choose the best anesthetic medications to use for your pet, making his or her anesthesia as safe as possible. Continue reading

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Hills Science Diet issues voluntary market withdrawal of eight popular products


For reasons that have yet to be disclosed, select Hill’s Science Diet products have been removed from PetSmart retail locations as a result of a “voluntary market withdrawal.” Continue reading

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Deadly Amanita “Death Cap” Mushroom Toxicity


We have had four cases (one confirmed, and three other suspected) of young dogs with acute liver failure secondary to suspected Amanita mushroom ingestion. These cases have been in Robbinsville, Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Mt. Holly New Jersey. Continue reading

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Good n Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks recalled for potential Salmonella contamination


If you have recently purchased Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Stix from a Dollar General or Dollar Tree store, do not give them to your dog and do not take the sticks out of the package. Salix Animal Health is … Continue reading

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Pulmonic Stenosis and Balloon Valvuloplasty in Dogs


Daisy is a 10-month-old, female English bulldog who was diagnosed with severe congenital heart disease called pulmonic stenosis. This condition can lead to congestive heart failure and a poor long-term prognosis if left untreated. Continue reading

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Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs


We suspected DJ had brachycephalic syndrome causing upper airway blockage based on his breed and physical exam, which is common in Bulldogs and other brachycephalic dogs. Continue reading

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No Cone of Shame Campaign


E-collars, a medical safety device, are a part of life for dogs and cats undergoing certain procedures here at our hospital. But this month, we’re giving you a chance to turn the “cone of shame” into something beautiful or clever … Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Satellite Coming to Maple Shade


We are excited to announce the opening of our first satellite location in Maple Shade, New Jersey! Continue reading

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Robbinsville Mayor Recognizes NorthStar VETS Milestones


Spring 2015 represented two very big anniversary dates for NorthStar VETS. April marked the fifteen-year anniversary of the hospital, while May represented the four-year anniversary of the opening the 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Robbinsville, NJ. As the team at … Continue reading

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A tiger with a toothache


Dante is a 16-year-old male Tiger living at the Popcorn Park Zoo. He has been a patient of Jennifer Kim, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) here at NorthStar VETS to treat his cancer. You can find out more about how we’ve been … Continue reading

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