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.

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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With CareCredit Financing, you can get your pet the veterinary care they need at Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists.

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