Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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Early detection is key to treating cancer.  That's why we stress the importance of bringing your pet to our office for regular exams!  Having your cat or dog checked regularly will help ensure that they are living a long, happy, and healthy life!  

Warning Signs to Lookout For:

Swelling
Sores That Do Not Heal
Weight Loss
Difficulty Eating
Hesitation to Exercise
Difficulty Breathing
Bleeding or Discharge

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent and treat cancer that is detected early on.  Maintaining a healthy diet, giving your pet plenty of exercise, and spaying or neutering your cat or dog can go a long way towards keeping your pet healthy.  Bring your pet into our office for an annual exam to identify any problems early on.

We are offering FREE urinalysis with complete blood work for National Pet Cancer Awareness Month.  Just present this coupon to take advantage!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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Have you visited our YouTube channel recently?  Watch our videos to learn more about our practices, watch client education seminars, and learn about the technologies we use at Bregman Vet Group!

Local Rescue Cat Adoption on 5th Avenue

Feline-Only Vet Practices on 
Long Island and Brooklyn

Visit our YouTube Channel Here: http://goo.gl/Ekd2N2

You can also visit one of our convenient locations with your pet below:

Long Island: 
The Cat Hospital - 2 Hillside Avenue, Suite E in Williston Park

Brooklyn: 
Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital - 99 North 9th Street in Brooklyn 
5th Avenue Cat Clinic - 225 5th Avenue in Brooklyn 


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Helping Your Pet Manage Cataracts

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Do your pet's eyes look cloudy or gray?  While it's normal for eyes to become cloudy with age, this symptom can also be a sign of cataracts.  

Here are a few tips to help preserve your pet's vision:

  • Check your pet's eyes regularly.
  • Bring your pet to our office if you notice his eyes look cloudy or gray.
  • Bring your pet in if you suspect they are having troubled vision
  • Be conscious of any eye trauma
Cataracts are an opacity in the lens of the eye that causes blurry vision.  Diabetes, eye trauma and old age are a few of the most common reasons why your pet may have cataracts.  While it is unlikely that they will disturb your pet's vision, it's important to monitor their development in order to keep your pet happy and healthy.  

Read more about how you can help manage cataracts in cats and dogs.  You can also contact our office to learn more.   

If you think that your pet may have cataracts, it's important that you schedule a visit to the vet.  If left untreated, cataracts can lead to glaucoma, inflammation, and in severe cases, blindness.  Our experienced veterinarians can diagnose whether or not your pet has a cataract or another condition that causes cloudy eyes.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Manage Osteoarthritis in Pets

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Did you know that pets can get arthritis too?  Both dogs and cats can suffer from joint inflammation due to injury, trauma, or normal aging.  Regardless of the cause, here are a few signs to lookout for in your pet.

Signs of Osteoarthritis:

  • Limping
  • Posture Changes
  • Reluctance to Move
  • Difficulty Jumping
  • Slipping/Falling
  • Behavior Changes
Fortunately, there are several therapeutic treatments available to help your pet manage osteoarthritis.  In addition to providing medication, we also offer therapeutic laser therapy that accelerates the body's natural healing process.  If your pet is suffering from osteoarthritis, contact one of our offices.  We can help you determine the best course of action for your pet!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Can Your Pet Get the Flu?

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Cooler weather means that it's almost time for flu season.  Did you know that cats and dogs can get the flu too?  

While your pet is susceptible to a different strain of the virus, many of the symptoms are similar.  Here are a few of the symptoms to lookout for in your pet.

Flu Symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Runny Nose
  • Low Fever

If you think your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, bring him or her into our office.  We can help you determine the reason behind why your pet isn't feeling well.  If your pet does have the flu, make sure that they are getting plenty of rest and fluids.  

Read more about the signs and symptoms of the flu here.  You can also contact our office to learn more.   Our experienced veterinarians can help you determine whether or not the flu vaccine is the right choice for your pet.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How to Identify the Symptoms of an Ear Infection

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Does your dog rub his ears or tilt his head?  He might have an ear infection.  Fortunately, ear infections are often simple to treat.  Be on the lookout for these signs and contact our office if you notice your pet is exhibiting any strange symptoms.

Common Symptoms:

  • Discharge
  • Odor
  • Swelling
  • Hair loss around the ear
  • Head tilting
  • Loss of balance
  • Rubbing ear on floor

Check out this article for more information on ear infections and the symptoms to be on the lookout for.  

If you have any questions about how you can improve your dogs diet or you think that your pet might be suffering from an ear infection, call our office!  Our experienced veterinarians can help you find a healthy solution for your pet.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Safety Hazards for Pets

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Are you ready to celebrate Halloween?  Celebrate safely by avoiding these top pet safety hazards!

Halloween Hazards:

  • Candy Wrappers - Be sure to dispose of candy wrappers after you eat your sweets.  Pets may unknowingly ingest wrappers.  Keep an eye on your pets while eating candy this Halloween.  Candy and candy wrappers are the number one reason pets take an emergency trip to the vet!
  • Chocolate - Chocolate contains ingredients that can harm your pet.  Chocolate poisoning signs include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors, seizures, and a racing heart.  If your pet exhibits any of these signs, contact our office immediately.
  • Pumpkins - This festive decoration is relatively nontoxic, but if your pet does chew on a carved pumpkin, they may have an upset stomach.  Jack-o-lanterns pose an additional threat.  Keep curious kittens and puppies away from lit candle flames.
  • Costumes - Have your pet try on the costume first.  Check to make sure that they can move easily, including wagging their tail!  You should also keep allergies in mind.  If you notice your pet starts scratching or is unhappy, take the costume off.
  • Open Doors - Chances are the door will be opening and closing a lot as trick-or-treaters come to your home.  Make sure your pets are in a safe place where they can't dart outside into the dark.

Check out this article for more information on how to avoid these Halloween hazards and celebrate safely with your pets.  As always, you can contact our office if you have any questions about your pet's health!

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