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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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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: Finding the right type of food for your cat


This is a very personal answer and if you read on the internet there is a lot of different advice. Continue reading

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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: I’m-Yunity extract for dogs with cancer


This supplement does increase survival from 86 days to 199 days in dogs that have only had surgery at the 100mg/kg group. What hasn’t been published yet is the survival data for other dosage groups. Continue reading

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Update on the Malawi Project


Liz, the Director of Villages in Partnership, just returned from a trip to Malawi, Africa, to update us on the progress our veterinary team made there and had much good news to share! The farm looks very encouraging. Continue reading

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A Tribute to Rob Zombie


On Sunday, June 9, 2013, we said goodbye to our beloved hospital cat, Rob Zombie. For anyone who knew him, he was a very special cat and considered a part of our NorthStar VETS family. He came to us about ten years ago after being hit by a car as a stray. We fixed him up (that’s how he came by his missing eye) and kept him as our hospital cat. Continue reading

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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: Living with an anxious cat and long-term use of Prozac (fluoxetine)


There are many strategies that can be employed to try to manage these problems and what is ultimately effective will vary from pet to pet and be dependent upon a variety of factors (i.e. presence of underlying medical conditions, underlying cause of the anxiety, the patient’s unique environment, the presence of other household pets, etc.). Continue reading

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Watch out for these holiday threats to your pets


By knowing what the biggest holiday threats are and taking some time to create a safer environment for your pet, you can avoid a potentially life-threatening situation for your pet. As always, be prepared and know where your nearest veterinary emergency hospital is and how to get there, and have their phone number programmed into your phone or posted on your refrigerator. Continue reading

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Paying it Forward


Yesterday Dr. Jennifer Kim experienced one of the most altruistic acts among her clients.  A past client, who had a dog that succumbed to cancer, came in to say hello, but also to do what he called ‘pay it forward.’  … Continue reading

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Ask the Vet?


Every Month NorthStar VETS will answer your pet related questions! Submit your questions here and your question might be featured in our next entry! askthevet@mercerspace.com Continue reading

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NJ Veterinarian Performs Echocardiogram On a Jaguar


Check out Dr. Eric DeRose, our Veterinary Cardiologist and a couple NorthStar VETS technicians: Jesse and Marisa assist him as he performs an Echocardiogram on “Rosa,” a Jaguar. Echocardiography is used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases. It is one of the … Continue reading

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