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Jun 05

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

When you add a wriggling little fluff ball to your family, you’re probably not thinking much beyond puppy kisses or kitten snuggles. But, if you invest time and dedication into your pet’s training and health, they will repay you with a lifetime of benefits. While you are enjoying your four-legged friend’s companionship and goofy antics, […]


Apr 17

Pet Loss and Bereavement: The Decision-Making and Healing Process

  A pet is not just a friend and companion, but also a family member. That is why when we lose a pet, it makes it very difficult to say goodbye. We oftentimes don’t predict the difficult medical decisions or life adjustments that need to be made without our best friend by our side. Our […]


Feb 28

Pets and Human Food: A Potentially Dangerous Combination

  Our emergency department treats pets with a variety of medical conditions, but one problem brings pets through our doors over and over again—eating foods that get them into trouble. Dogs, in particular, cannot seem to resist eating things they find interesting or too tasty to pass up. In some situations, owners unknowingly feed their […]


Jan 14

The Importance of Feeding Your Pet a Healthy Diet

People evaluate their diet and exercise habits, and resolve to make healthy changes, every New Year. Responsible pet owners also make good choices to keep their furry friends healthy. Include your pet in your resolutions to ensure she enjoys a long life by your side, starting by assessing your pet’s diet, since more than 50% […]


Apr 29

Recognizing Vision Problems in Your Pet

Your pet’s eyes are an important part of her sensory system. Keep them in tip-top shape by immediately recognizing problems that could interfere with vision. The following signs warrant an immediate appointment with your veterinarian or one of the board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists at the Animal Eye Center of New Jersey: Redness Cloudiness Squinting Ocular discharge […]


Feb 06

Valentine’s Day: Staying Clear of These 5 Pet Hazards

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you are probably thinking about the person you love the most. However, you shouldn’t forget about the furry friends that you love, too! During this holiday, AERA sees many pets that have gotten into common Valentine’s Day items that owners don’t always realize are hazardous. For this reason, AERA wants all […]


Jan 04

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

  AERA ophthalmologist Dr. Brad Holmberg has some information to share about glaucoma and how you can protect your pet from vision loss. Glaucoma is unfortunately a common disease in dogs that frequently results in permanent vision loss. Primary glaucoma, or that caused by a genetic or inherited component, is most common. Predisposed dog breeds […]


Sep 24

Heart Disease in Pets: Symptoms and Treatment Options

We hear a lot about heart disease because it is common in humans, but did you know that it can also affect your pet? Both dogs and cats can also suffer from heart disease, which leads to congestive heart failure. Fortunately, pets can live for years with heart disease when receiving proper treatment. AERA wants […]


Feb 28

Are Essential Oils Dangerous for My Pet?

You can’t walk into a home décor store without seeing essential oil diffusers. As one of the trendiest home décor items right now, essential oil diffusers are in thousands of homes in the United States, and many of these homes include pets. With reports surfacing all over social media that essential oils can be harmful […]


Feb 28

Pet Heart Health Q&A

In honor of American Heart Month, we have some pet heart health Q&A with our cardiologist, Dr. Gordon Peddle! If my pet has heart disease, he/she would have symptoms, right? Not necessarily.  In fact, most of the time heart disease in dogs and cats is detected prior to the onset of symptoms.  Pets often do […]


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