Exceptional Pet Care for Extraordinary Pets
Welcome to Edinburg Animal Hospital! Opened in 1985, Edinburg Animal Hospital has been serving pets and their families for 33 years! The doctors and staff strive to provide the highest quality veterinary services in a warm and compassionate, family care setting. We provide thorough exams for all pets, including cats, dogs, exotic pets and birds, juvenile through geriatric. Our veterinary practice has in-house digital radiology for diagnostic x-rays and ultrasound for preliminary scans and guided aspirates. We also provide on site laboratory services for pre-operative, critical care and routine bloodwork, available within 15 minutes to offer immediate care to your pets. Our doctors perform all routine surgical procedures as well as dental procedures and extractions. We have available on-site specialized surgical care with a board certified surgeon as needed. Serving West Windsor, Princeton, Hamilton, Robbinsville, Hightstown and the surrounding area; please drop in and see us!
Leptospirosis Alert 10/22/18:
Northstar vets has issued an alert for the NJ/NY/PA area due to a significant spike in leptospirosis cases. See article below. It has been recommended that all animals at risk be vaccinated.
Leptospirosis Spike Threatens Area Pets:
NJ Veterinary Hospital Issues Warning
(Robbinsville, October 22, 2018)– NorthStar VETS veterinary emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in New Jersey is issuing a warning to people in the area with pets. Over the past several months, there has been a marked increase in the number of Leptospirosis cases treated at the hospital and at other veterinary hospitals in the NJ/NY/PA areas.
Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Emergency and Critical Care veterinarian for NorthStar VETS, said, “We want pet parents to be aware of Leptospirosis, and to consider vaccinating their at-risk pets to help prevent spread of the disease. Each individual patient should be assessed by their family veterinarian.”
You and your pet are both at risk for Leptospirosis:
- Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning that you can also contract this infection from your pet.
- If you have a pet that has Leptospirosis, please contact your health care provider and inform them. This is especially true if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are immunosuppressed for any reason.
- It is most commonly spread through contact with infected urine and either your mucus membranes (lips, mouth, nose, eyes) or an open wound.
- Leptospira bacteria has been found in sitting water including old tires or toys left outside.
- This bacteria is endemic world-wide in wild mice and rats and they are usually the source of the infection.
- This is a curable disease, but necessitates long term antibiotics and other supportive care, and without this, it can be fatal to both you and your pets.
- There is a vaccine for Leptospirosis. Contact your family veterinarian to see if they recommend it for your pet.
Signs and symptoms of Leptospirosis:
- General malaise
- Excessive drinking and urinating
- Waxing/waning fever
- Vomiting or loss of appetite
- Icterus (yellowing of the gums, skin and whites of the eyes)
- Excessive bleeding or bruising
- Kidney and/or liver failure
Animals at risk include those who spend any significant time outdoors, have any sitting water or wet areas in their yard, hike in the woods or near ponds, lakes or streams, or have alot of wildlife in their yard.
Please call us with any questions! 609-443-1212
Latest News: Oravet Chews 3/20/18
ORAVET CHEWS help keep your pet’s teeth sparkling clean, healthy and fresh smelling!
The most common potentially life-threatening disease seen in companion animals is periodontal disease. Studies link this disease to changes in the heart, liver and kidneys, and have shown that animals live an average of 2 years longer if provided with routine preventive dental care. Up to 85% of dogs and cats have some stage of periodontal disease!
The latest advancement in preventing and controlling periodontal disease is the daily use of Oravet Chews. This tasty chew is clinically proven to reduce bad breath in dogs, clean the teeth and protect against plaque and tartar. Oravet chews have dual cleaning actions:
· The hard outside shell promotes longer chewing action which scrubs away the plaque
· The soft inside contains an ingredient called delmopinol. Used for years as a human rinse, it creates a barrier against the bacteria that lead to the formation of plaque, tartar and bad breath.
Please call with any questions or pick up your oravet today to slow the progression of dental disease!
Raw Food Recall 2/15/18
Raws for Paws in Minneapolis has recalled 4000 lbs of ground turkey pet food because of Salmonella contamination. There have also been 4 separate recalls of Darwin's Natural and ZooLogics pet foods since October 2016 because of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria. There have been complaints of illness and death in animals that have eaten the recalled products.
Raw food is more likely then other types of pet food to contain Salmonella or Listeria. Owners need to be aware of the risks associated with feeding raw diets. Salmonella and Listeria can affect the animals eating the food, and the owners are at risk from handling possibly contaminated products. Pets can also be carriers and pass salmonella or listeria on to their human companions. Not all pets will display symptoms when infected with salmonella, but once salmonella gets established in their intestine, they can continue to shed the bacteria in their bowel movements.
Symptoms in both pets and their owners include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of serious infections.
People who choose to feed raw diets to their pets should consult FDA's Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness from Raw Pet Food.
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West Windsor Vet - Edinburg Animal Hospital - Veterinarian West Windsor, NJ 08550
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