LFAH support staff and doctors joined ranks with Rutherford Animal Hospital and Cats Exclusive Veterinary Hospital, to alter more than 60 feral cats. The cats were trapped by S.T.A.R.T. volunteers, who then brought them to LFAH. This has become an annual event at LFAH and a successful one, which has helped to reduce the numbers of feral cats in the area.
Please call us today to learn more about our exciting Dental Health Month Specials.
We are running a special fundraiser in conjunction with Hill's Veterinary Diets. We are trying to raise money to purchase Hills food for shelters in need as a result of Super Storm Sandy. Details are on our facebook page. Please be generous. Many shelters were damaged and pets were displaced....
We hope all of our clients, their families, and of course their pets, are on the road to recovery following Super Storm Sandy.
We are accepting donations for those animal shelters that were in harms way.
Thanks to the efforts of many local and national animal groups many animals are receiving help, along with their families.
If you know of any animal facility that is looking for donations, please let us know. We will be posting more current info on our Face Book Page.
During this time of year we feel it is important to let you know that Easter lilies are potentially deadly to cats. All parts of the plant are considered toxic, and intoxication can occur with ingestion of less than one leaf.
Symptoms to look for include vomiting, loss of appetite, and depression. If your cat exhibits any of these symptoms or if you suspect that your cat has ingested any part of an Easter lily seek veterinary care immediately. With prompt treatment, full recovery is possible.
Many times your veterinarian will order different types of bloodwork for your pet to help diagnose a problem. Hopefully the following listing will help you undertand what it all means.
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT: A CBC gives information on hydration status, anemia, infection, the blood's clotting ability and the status of the immune system. A CBC includes:
PCV(HCT)hematocrit- measures the percentage of red blood cells. Helps to detect anemia or hydration status.
SKUNKING! This is a problem that, unfortunately, confronts many pet owners. More are sprayed at night, than during the day.
There is not much health risk for your pet, aside from the awful odor associated with a spraying. Sometimes pets may get sprayed in the face. In this case you many want to rinse their mouths or eyes if this is where they were sprayed. Eye irritation can be uncomfortable for pets. If you feel they are still suffering, even after you rinsed, a trip to your vet may be in order.
The pancreas is an organ involved in the digestion process. This organ produces enzymes that travel to the intestine to help break down food. Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed. The inflammation can lead to leakage of the digestive enzymes into the pancreas itself or surrounding organ tissue. These enzymes are very irritating to these tissues. There are two types of pancreatitis, acute and chronic. The acute form occurs mostly in dogs and tends to occur suddenly and is more severe.
In light of the recent controversy surrounding the pet food recall and an overwhelming urgency to feed unadulterated or all natural foods, raw meat diets for our pets have become quite common.