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Our veterinary specialists on Long Island share valuable tips, advice and information on our blog about how to keep your pets healthy and happy.

MRI Scans for Dogs

MRI Scans for Dogs

At Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists, our board-certified veterinarians use advanced diagnostic tools including our in-house MRI, which can help to diagnose a range of health issues in dogs from a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament to brain tumors. Today, our vets in Long Island talk about why MRI scans can be useful, and the conditions this technology can help diagnose in dogs.

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Heart Murmur in Cats

Heart Murmur in Cats

Understanding the signs of a heart murmur can help you recognize signs of a cardiovascular problem in your feline friend that needs to be treated by your vet. Here, our Long Island vets discuss the symptoms and stages of heart murmurs in cats. 

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ECGs for Pets: When They're Needed

ECGs for Pets: When They're Needed

If your dog or cat has heart issues, they may require an ECG. In this blog post, our Long Island vets describe how ECGs for pets can help diagnose specific cardiac problems and explain how we interpret the results.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Our vets in Long Island understand you may feel stressed about bringing your dog to Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists for a blood test. But rest assured, our veterinary team is here to put you at ease by explaining what you can expect from the blood test process for dogs.

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How a Pet Echocardiogram Can Help

How a Pet Echocardiogram Can Help

If your veterinarian or veterinary cardiologist suspects your pet may have a heart problem, they may recommend an echocardiogram. In this post, our Long Island veterinarians discuss the purpose of this procedure, what types of problems an echocardiogram can detect, cost factors, and more.

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Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Mitral valve disease in dogs can cause breathing problems, collapse, and long-term cardiovascular issues. Our Long Island veterinarians discuss signs and treatment options for this serious heart condition. 

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Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs: Prognosis & Treatment

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs: Prognosis & Treatment

In some dogs, heart disease can lead to a condition called congestive heart failure. Our Long Island veterinarians explain the prognosis and treatment options for this serious condition. 

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Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia in Cats

A variety of factors can contribute to pneumonia in cats, a condition that causes  inflammation in the lungs and airway. Here, our Long Island veterinarians explain the causes, symptoms, and treatment options if your feline friend has come down with this illness.

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C-Section for Dogs

C-Section for Dogs

Being with your dog when she gives birth can be an unforgettable experience, but what if she needs a c-section? Our Long Island veterinarians discuss signs of complications during birthing and how to prepare for your pup's c-section. 

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Dog Ear Bleeding: Causes & Treatment

Dog Ear Bleeding: Causes & Treatment

You've discovered your dog's ear is bleeding - now what? Our Long Island veterinarians list common causes for ear bleeding in dogs, symptoms that point to a veterinary emergency, how to stop the bleeding until you can have it treated, treatment options, and more. 

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