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!
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.
Rabies Alert in NJ (12/7/17)
More than a dozen people have been exposed to a rabid kitten in 3 different counties of NJ.
A stray kitten was adopted out early November in the Edison area, and 2 weeks later became ill with loss of appetite, lethargy, and hind leg weakness. The kitten subsequently tested positive for rabies. In the interim the owner had taken the kitten to work, to classes, to a veterinary clinic, and to a Thanksgiving party, where multiple people had exposure to this kitten and his saliva. The owner and others are undergoing rabies post-exposure injections.
Although human rabies cases are rare in the US, if untreated rabies can be fatal. Cats account for 85% of domestic animal rabies cases because they often roam free, and may not have a current rabies vaccination. The New Jersey Department of Health is reminding residents to protect themselves and their pets. Please make sure your pets are current on their vaccines!
It is also important to avoid wildlife or stray animals, especially if they appear to be sick or acting abnormally for that species. Among wildlife, rabies occurs most commonly in raccoons, bats, skunks and groundhogs. Keep your pets leashed, and notify your doctor, vet or local health department if you or your pet are bitten or exposed in any way.
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West Windsor Vet - Edinburg Animal Hospital - Veterinarian West Windsor, NJ 08550
Edinburg Animal Hospital | 1676 Old Trenton Rd West Windsor, NJ 08550 | P: (609) 443-1212 | email@example.com
Mon: 7:00am-8:00pm | Tue: 7:00am-8:00pm| Wed 7:00am-5:00pm| Thu:7:00am-8:00pm | | Fri 7:00am-7:00pm | Sat 7:30am-12:00pm