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National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells. When it comes to discovering this disease, typically, pet owners will feel lymph nodes under the chin, and that’s the first sign of disease. Sometimes, our patients come in for other signs, such as drinking more or lethargy. Fortunately, this disease carries a good prognosis with 80-90 percent responding to treatment and going into remission with a good quality of life for a year. Continue reading

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When it’s your own pet

On January 1st of this year, I lost my beautiful boy. He was the dumpster diver tomcat at an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, according to legend. For some of us, saying goodbye becomes tough enough to impact our ability to move forward. If you are in that position, consider getting involved with the Bereavement service here at NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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