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Veterinary Hospital Publishes Pet First Aid Handbook
Veterinary Hospital Studies Total Hip for Dogs
Veterinary Hospital Helps Dogs with Knee Issue
NorthStar VETS Joins Clinical Trial for Canine Lymphoma
NorthStar VETS VECCS Recertification
Hospital Improves Experience for Cats
Feline Marking Clinical Trial
Dog with Half a Face Finds Home in New Jersey
Going the Extra Mile: New Levels of Care for Furry Family Members
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Dr Jackson on Your Pet Matters Radio
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A Paws for your Pet Interview
Dr Gaemia Tracy 10-28 Radio Interview on Pets and their People
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Dr John Lewis on Caring for Your Pets Teeth
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Dr Lewis Radio Interview on Dentistry on the Bronc
Veterinary Ophthalmologist James Clinton Retires
Dr. LoScrudato Radio Interview on Rehabilitation on WPST
Dr. Vygantas Radio Interview on Ophthalmology on the Bronc
NorthStar VETS Earns VECCS Level I Center Certification
Internal Medicine Radio Show Interview
Fire Companies Receive Pet Oxygen Masks
Dentistry Radio Show Interview
Interview with NorthStar VETS Kimberly Hammer
Interview with NorthStar VETS Joshua Portner
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Review: South Jersey Pet Wellness Symposium
WOND Radio Ophthalmology Interview
Pet Chat Interview on WYFL 4-9-16
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Pet Safety Eating
Pet First Aid
NorthStar VETS - A Breed Apart
Police K9 Honored with Final Send Off
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Winter Pet Safety Tips
Trauma Center Reverification


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Feline Marking Clinical Trial



NorthStar VETS, in collaboration with an animal pharmaceutical company, is seeking cats exhibiting behavioral urine spraying to participate in a pilot clinical study to document the efficacy of an investigational veterinary product for management of behavioral urine spraying.


For this study, we are recruiting cats exhibiting behavioral urine spraying. To be considered eligible for enrollment, each cat must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of urine spraying behavior as defined by the following:


    • Behavioral (non-medical) cause of urine spraying

    • History of urine spraying behavior of at least 7 days, but no longer than 90 days

    • Vertically marks surfaces an average of at least 3 times per week


  • Be spayed or neutered

  • Be at least 1 year of age

  • Less than 4 total cats in the household

  • Must be the only cat in the household exhibiting urine spraying behavior

  • Must be housed indoors

  • Be available to be evaluated at least 3 times over a period of approximately 5 weeks


If this describes one of your cat, please contact NorthStar VETS to determine if your pet may be eligible for this study.
Cats that are enrolled in the study will be evaluated over a five-week study period at NorthStar VETS. Study drug, physical examinations, and laboratory testing will be provided to owners free of charge.  Cat owners will be required to bring their cats to all scheduled study visits, perform assessment questionnaires, and observe and document any observed unintended effects they may notice during the study.



To be included in this study, cats should not be pregnant or lactating or have any other significant medical conditions such as lower urinary tract disease or other medical cause of urine spraying, renal failure, diabetes, constipation, etc. Prohibited medications while on study include general anesthetics and sedatives, corticosteroids, diuretics, spasmolytics, natural or synthetic feline facial pheromones, diazepam, buspirone, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, serotonergic drugs, opioids, gabapentin, antihistamines, and other supplements intended to reduce anxiety.