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Our Suffolk County veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Help! Why is my cat limping?

Help! Why is my cat limping?

It doesn't matter if you have an indoor or outdoor cat, they are so many different ways your cat can injure their paws and legs and end up limping. Injuries aren't the only cause of limping in cats. Our Suffolk County vets explain a few of the common reasons you might find your cat limping, and what you can do.

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5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care is Important

5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care is Important

Without appropriate dental care, your dog's teeth will decay and disease will gain a foothold. In this post, our Suffolk County vets share a few reasons why dog dental care is so important to their health.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed - Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Getting Your Dog Fixed - Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Often new dog owners ask us if they should get their puppy fixed. Here, our Bartlett vets explain how spaying or neutering your dog not only helps to prevent unplanned puppies, it can also benefit your dog's health and may prevent some unwanted pet behaviors.

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My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

It can be concerning to find that your cat is not eating. You may wonder whether your furry friend needs to see an emergency vet. Our Raritan, Somerset County vets list some common reasons why cats may stop eating, and how to tell if your cat’s case is an emergency. 

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Why Prevention Is An Important Aspect Of Your Pet's Annual Healthcare

Why Prevention Is An Important Aspect Of Your Pet's Annual Healthcare

Bringing your dog or cat in for their annual wellness exam allows your vet to monitor your pet's health, check for early signs of disease, and provide preventive treatments that can help to protect your pet against potentially life-threatening conditions. Today our Suffolk County vets explain the benefits of preventive care for pets. 

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Wellness plans and pet insurance are two options that can help make your pet's healthcare more affordable. While each option has distinct benefits, it's important to understand the differences between them. Today, our Suffolk County vets share information about wellness plans and pet insurance. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease can lead to organ damage, heart failure and even death for pets in Suffolk County. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. In this post, our vets explain why prevention is critical. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

One of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world is Lyme disease. In this post, our vets in Suffolk County explain Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to beware of, and treatment options. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Bringing your pet in for annual fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your furry friend and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly fecals give your Suffolk County vet an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites.

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New Patients Welcome

Deer Park Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Suffolk County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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