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COVID-19 Testing for Pets

Most pets will not need to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When testing is appropriate, samples should always be collected by a licensed veterinarian in consultation with a state public health veterinarian or state animal health official after a complete evaluation of

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COVID-19… Precautions When Visiting PriorityVet

Please be aware of the following update to visit protocols and the sign posted on the door of our practice: By Order of the Governor of the State of New Jersey and CDC:  NO CLIENT ENTRY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Upon arrival at Priorityvet, please stay in

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Feline Heart Disease

If your cat is experiencing breathing difficulty or sudden inability to walk, seek veterinary attention immediately. BackgroundHeart disease in cats is very different from that in dogs. Cats typically suffer from heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy). Dogs more often have valvular disease. In many cats, no changes

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After-Hours Urgent Care for Dogs and Cats

Diets and Heart Disease

*Any pet owner noticing signs of heart problems – such as: coughing, breathing changes, irregular heartbeat, or exercise intolerance –  or having any concerns about their pet should contact their primary veterinarian, or PriorityVet after-hours, at their earliest convenience for a thorough evaluation.* Please read the

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Animal Rescue Organizations

Rescues really do make the best pets, but do you know the facts about rescue organizations? What is a Rescue? Animal rescue organization is defined by the state of New Jersey as “an individual or group of individuals who, with or without salary or compensation, house and

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Rabies is Real…Deadly!

What is Rabies? Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by a bite, or possibly by contamination of an open cut. Left untreated, rabies attacks the nervous system and is

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Halloween Can Be Spooky For Pets

Halloween can be Spooky for Pets Many people like to have fun during the Halloween festivities, but our pets can truly be frightened by all of the noises and costumes. Halloween is a holiday with many dangers for our dogs and cats. Dressing up is fun

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets As the holiday season approaches and you prepare for the festivities please remember to keep pet safety in mind.  Pets are part of our family and they too will be in the midst of all the celebrations.  Here are some

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Chocolate Toxicity

With Halloween upon us, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of Chocolate ingestion by pets: All chocolate is poisonous to dogs; however, the hazard of chocolate to your dog depends on the type of chocolate, the amount consumed and your dog’s size.  Just a

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