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Can a vaccinated dog get rabies? A Pet Parent's Guide

Can a vaccinated dog get rabies? A Pet Parent's Guide

The chances of a vaccinated dog contracting rabies are low, nonetheless, rabies vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection. In today's post, our vets from Plainfield Animal Hospital explain more about rabies and what to do if you think your dog may have been exposed. 

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Why You Should Vaccinate Your Indoor Cat

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Indoor Cat

Skipping vaccinations for your indoor cat may be tempting but cat and kitten vaccines are as important for our feline homebodies as they are for cats who explore the great outdoors. Today our South Plainfield vets explain why vaccines for indoor cats are essential.

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Heavily Breathing Cats - What it Means

Heavily Breathing Cats - What it Means

While dogs often pant to cool down, this is a much less common behavior in cats is often indicative of an underlying health issue. Our South Plainfield vets share some of the reasons your cat might be panting or breathing heavily, and when to seek emergency care for your pet.

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How to Know if You're Experiencing a Pet Emergency

How to Know if You're Experiencing a Pet Emergency

It's late at night on the Sunday of a long weekend and suddenly your pet seems unwell! Veterinary emergencies can happen at any time but how do you know when you should take your dog or cat to the emergency vet clinic? Here, our South Plainfield vets share some reasons to get your animal urgent veterinary care.

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Help! My Cat Won't Eat

Help! My Cat Won't Eat

It can be alarming if your cat suddenly stops eating. Should you rush your feline friend to the emergency vet clinic or wait until your vet is available? Our South Plainfield vets share some common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to tell if it’s an emergency situation.

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Signs and Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Signs and Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Here, our South Plainfield vets define heatstroke in dogs and provide a list of symptoms that you should watch out for as the temperature rises. We also share recommendations on how to prevent heatstroke and what to do if you think that your dog is suffering from this serious condition.

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Dog Depression, Dog Anxiety, and Dog Nerves - Is my dog depressed?

Dog Depression, Dog Anxiety, and Dog Nerves - Is my dog depressed?

Our canine companions are emotional beings, just like the people who own them. This means that our dogs are not immune to the effects of depression, anxiety, or nervousness. Today, our South Plainfield vets discuss strategies to help depressed dogs find their joy again.

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Dog Checkups and Cat Checkups

Dog Checkups and Cat Checkups

Today our South Plainfield vets explain the benefits of dog checkups and cat checkups in delivering best-in-class preventive care for pets. Annual exams or vet checkups for your dog or cat allow your veterinarian to monitor your pet's health by checking for early signs of disease and providing preventive treatments that help protect your pet against potentially life-threatening conditions.

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Dog Joint Pain - Causes and Symptoms of Joint Pain in Dogs

Dog Joint Pain - Causes and Symptoms of Joint Pain in Dogs

Dog joint pain is a common condition that negatively impacts the quality of life in dogs of all ages; if left untreated, simple joint pain can potentially develop into serious conditions and injuries. It may be difficult to notice dog joint pain unless you know what to look for. Here, our South Plainfield vets walk you through the different types, causes, and treatments for joint pain in dogs

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How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick: Signs & Symptoms

How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick: Signs & Symptoms

Here our South Plainfield vets will teach you how to recognize symptoms of a sick cat and what you should do to help them feel better. 

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