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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: Zika and Heartworm Disease


Some pet owners are curious about how the Zika virus may affect them and their pets. While there is still much for health scientists to learn on that front, we DO know that heartworms are another mosquito-borne disease affecting pets across the US. Continue reading

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Human and Animal Blood Drives at NorthStar VETS


NorthStar VETS is hosting TWO human and animal blood drives this June! These are excellent opportunities for you and your pet to give back with the gift of life. Find the event most convenient for you and sign up right … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Ensure a Safe Veterinary Waiting Room Experience


Over the years, we have seen many different interactions in the waiting room. These are the top three things you can do to ensure a safe experience for everyone while you wait to be seen. 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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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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