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Healthy Pet Tips

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

Infectious Diseases and Dog Gatherings

Infectious Diseases and Dog Gatherings

Dogs are social creatures, and there's nothing as heartwarming as seeing your pooch make some new friends at the dog park, doggy daycare, or a playdate. Our Long Island team talks about common diseases that may be spread at a dog gathering, effective treatments, and when to go to the vet.

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How Do I Know If My Cat Has A Nasal Tumor?

How Do I Know If My Cat Has A Nasal Tumor?

Nasal tumors are a serious condition that can affect your cat's breathing and cognitive abilities. Today, our Long Island share more information, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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Taking Your Pet To A Vet Oncologist

Taking Your Pet To A Vet Oncologist

Hearing that your pet has cancer is news that no loving pet parent wants. If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, you might be wondering if veterinary oncology (specialized cancer care) is the right choice. Today, our Long Island vet specialists discuss common types of cancer, as well treatment options and other considerations for pet parents.

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Choosing the Right Food For Your Dog

Choosing the Right Food For Your Dog

Trying to figure out the right dog food for your canine companion can seem overwhelming, but there are several things to consider that can help make the decision easier. Today, our Long Island vets share some tips that can help you make the right decision for feeding your dog.

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Signs of breast cancer in dogs

Signs of breast cancer in dogs

Mammary cancer is the most commonly diagnosed tumor in intact female dogs that are older than seven years of age. Our Long Island vets share some signs and treatments for this condition.

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How To Help Your Cat Recover From Surgery

How To Help Your Cat Recover From Surgery

After your cat's surgery, a little extra love and attention are going to be required. In today's post, our Long Island vets share some tips for caring for your feline friend as they recover from surgery.

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Helping Your Dog Recover After Surgery

Helping Your Dog Recover After Surgery

If your pup is in need of surgery, it is important that you know how to properly take care of them afterward. Proper post-operative care will help your dog recover and get back to their normal life as quickly as possible. Here are some tips from our Long Island veterinary specialists. 

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Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Why Won't My Cat Eat?

When cats decide not to eat, it can be very concerning to owners. You might be wondering if your furry companion needs to see an emergency vet, or if it'll clear up on its own. Our Long Island vets are here to list some common reasons your cat might stop eating.

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care & What to Do

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care & What to Do

It can be challenging for pet owners to understand when their pets need emergency veterinary care. Here, our Long Island vets share some of the signs that indicate a veterinary emergency.

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How To Take Care Of Your Pet After Surgery

How To Take Care Of Your Pet After Surgery

To help your pet get back to their normal daily routine quickly after surgery, it is important to know how to properly take care of them. Our Long Island vets are here to give you some advice about post-operative care for your pet.

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Signs Of Heatstroke In Dogs

Signs Of Heatstroke In Dogs

It doesn't matter if you live in a hot climate year-round, or just enjoy it for a few months, every dog owner should know about the risks of heatstroke. Our emergency vets in Long Island are here to let you know about the danger heatstroke poses to your dog, and what to do if it happens.

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Why Is My Cat Breathing Heavy?

Why Is My Cat Breathing Heavy?

It is very common for dogs to pant to cool down, but this can be alarming behavior when seen in cats and could be a sign of an underlying health issue. Our Long Island vets provide some reasons your cat might be breathing heavy and when to seek medical care.

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Reasons to See a Veterinary Cardiologist

Reasons to See a Veterinary Cardiologist

Sometimes your pet's medical needs go beyond the care of a standard veterinarian. Knowing when your pet needs to be seen by a specialist is difficult to determine especially with heart conditions so our Long Island vets are here to give you some helpful tips and advice.

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Your Dog's ACL - Can a dog live with a torn ACL injury?

Your Dog's ACL - Can a dog live with a torn ACL injury?

As any sports fan knows all too well, ACL tears are a common injury among athletes.  What you might not know, is that while there is no ACL in dogs, the CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) is essentially the same thing--with some key differences that make torn ACL style injuries even more common in dogs than they are in people!

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TPLO Surgery - Dogs that Jump and Other Questions

TPLO Surgery - Dogs that Jump and Other Questions

Your dog's cranial cruciate ligament is comparable to a human's ACL and helps their knee function correctly. Today our Long Island vets discuss the details of TPLO surgery, dogs who need it, and what to do if your dog jumped before they were fully recovered.

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Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer in Dogs

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer in Dogs

Pancreatic cancer is relatively rare in dogs nonetheless it's important for owners to know the symptoms so that treatment can begin early to try and prevent or limit the spread of this disease. Today our Long Island veterinary oncologist explains the types of pancreatic cancer seen in dogs.

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Lumps & Bumps on Dog's Skin

Lumps & Bumps on Dog's Skin

Although our canine companions are covered in fur skin cancer is still a very real health concern for dogs. If you have found an unusual bump on your dog's skin you're bound to be worried. Here our Long Island veterinary oncologist explains three types of skin cancer commonly seen in dogs.

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What Breed of Dog is Most Likely to get Cancer?

What Breed of Dog is Most Likely to get Cancer?

When it comes to cancer some breeds of dogs face a higher risk of developing the disease than others. Among purebred dogs there are certain breeds that have predispositions for specific forms of cancer. Our Long Island veterinary oncologist shares a few of the breeds with an increased risk of developing cancer.

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Heart Disease in Cats: Types, Symptoms and Treatments

Heart Disease in Cats: Types, Symptoms and Treatments

Heart disease is a serious medical condition in cats that requires urgent veterinary care. Left untreated feline heart conditions can lead to congestive heart failure. Here, our Long Island vets share the types, symptoms and treatments for heart disease in cats.

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Dogs with Enlarged Hearts (Dilated Cardiomyopathy): Causes, Treatments & Symptoms

Dogs with Enlarged Hearts (Dilated Cardiomyopathy): Causes, Treatments & Symptoms

An enlarged heart in a dog - or dilated cardiomyopathy - is a condition with a variety of causes and potentially severe effects. Here, our Long Island veterinary cardiologist explains this serious condition’s causes, symptoms and treatments.

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IVDD Surgery for Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

IVDD Surgery for Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

While not always required, surgery is often the best treatment options for dogs suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).

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Common Dermatological Conditions in Pets

Common Dermatological Conditions in Pets

Our Long Island vets explain the causes and symptoms of common dermatological issues in dogs and cats, as well as tips on prevention.

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Dog & Cat Vomiting & Diarrhea: What You Should Know & Do

Dog & Cat Vomiting & Diarrhea: What You Should Know & Do

A number of conditions can cause vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs. Our Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists vets share what you should know.

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