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Suzie Q’s remarkable recovery

THREE RIVERS, Mich. — Bobbi Ward says she loves dachshunds because of their quirky personalities. They can be so stubborn, so independent and so loving all at the same time. She already had two male dachshunds and decided she wanted a female also. So last month, Ward adopted Suzie Q, a 9-year-old whose previous owner […]
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BluePearl Helps Search and Recovery Dog Get Back to Work

Buzz, a 7-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, had dropped 10 pounds in just five weeks and his owner, Sue Stejskal, was feeling increasingly helpless. “That was what was most concerning to me,” said Stejskal. “I was watching my dog shrivel away.” It was unusual to see Buzz being so lethargic. A certified detection dog, Buzz works […]
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Don’t Let Your Pets Lose Their Cool

Dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems people do on sizzling summer days. Overheating, dehydration and heat exhaustion can happen very quickly, but all can be avoided with some planning. The most common heat-related illness we encounter as veterinarians is heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when the body’s core temperature rises to a high level, […]
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Work Out With Your Dog, the Right Way

By David Wohlstadter, DVM, CCRT As the temperature grows warmer and the sunshine lingers longer, many of us feel the urge to get outside and increase our level of activity. What better way of doing this than with our canine companions? Exercising with your pet is a great way to bond and has health benefits, […]
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Beloved family poodle saved by hemodialysis treatment

Deidra, a 5-year-old miniature poodle, transformed overnight from healthy and happy to so sick she could barely move. Her owners, Helen and Joseph Teklits, rushed her to a veterinary hospital near their Manhattan home where she was diagnosed with a condition that caused her immune system to destroy her own red blood cells.  For two […]
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Disaster Plans: Don’t Forget Your Pets

When natural disaster strikes, it’s chaotic and overwhelming. Wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes, blizzards and hurricanes can do damage to your home and cause evacuations. “We all know that natural disasters can strike with very little warning,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer for BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “Taking the time to create a disaster plan can save […]
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That Bites! What to do when your pet gets stung or bitten

We hate to break it to you, but summer isn’t all beaches, BBQs and blue skies. Oh no, there are blood-sucking mosquitoes, bees that somehow acquired an affinity for picnic food and snakes that like to sun right by your favorite hiking trail. And, your four-legged friend takes just as much issue with those summer […]
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Luna loves her vet: Bulldog can’t wait to start her radiation treatment

Think about cancer treatment for dogs. Is your first thought about pain and suffering? Think again. Meet Luna. This 6-year-old bulldog mix loves visiting BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Midtown Manhattan.   After three weeks of radiation therapy for a mast cell tumor on her leg, Luna knows exactly where to go for her treatment. […]
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How to Read a Pet Food Label

You want what’s best for your furry friend, but how do you make sure the food you’re feeding your pet is good? Does price make a difference? Which ingredients are the healthiest for pets? Which pet foods are the animal equivalents of fast food – tasty, but not a lot of nutritional value? Gaining a […]
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Pet Diabetes: A Treatable Condition

Animal diabetes is as serious a disease for pets as it is for humans. If left untreated, it can lead to other medical problems, like cataracts and slow wound healing, even death. Since it’s a fairly common disorder, it’s important to be on the lookout for the warning signs, and to follow steps to prevent […]
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