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Cool Case Marzipan


“She told me about a new procedure where they inject collagen into the sphincter muscles in the urethra to plump them up and help prevent urine from dribbling through. I trusted Dr. Hammer and after researching it for myself, decided to explore this option further with her.” Continue reading

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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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Struvite Dissolution Pearls for Veterinarians


Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) bladder stones are a common stone seen in younger dogs. 99% of struvite stones are related to a urease-producing bacteria associated with a urinary tract infection. The great things about these stones are that they are completely dissolevable with medical therapy! 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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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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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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