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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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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

There are distinct benefits to both wellness plans and pet insurance, but it's important to understand the differences between them. Here, our South Plainfield vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in South Plainfield. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our South Plainfield vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. In this post, our South Plainfield vets share information about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your South Plainfield vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our South Plainfield vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we are always welcoming new patients! Our vets are passionate about providing state-of-the-art care to South Plainfield's companion animals. Contact us today to book your first appointment.

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