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