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We take pride in being one of a select group of veterinary hospitals in the state of New Jersey having earned membership in the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The objective of this association is to provide your pet with the best techniques of modern medicine and surgery including equipment, practice methods, and management. To keep up with the growing wealth of knowledge in veterinary care, our veterinarians and support staff participate in continuing education and training on a regular basis. We will continue to meet AAHA's rigid standards in order to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care for your pets.

My Pets


Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is hard. Grieving is hard. When pets lose a companion pet, they grieve too. Though dogs and cats don't fully comprehend dying and grieving, there's no question they grieve. And just like humans, our pets process grief in their own way....

The loss of a beloved family pet can be difficult for children and teens. Some children are less affected when they have knowledge of a pet's short life span. Take for example, a fish or hamster. Children seem to understand these pets will not live as long as a cat or...

If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed by a test), you should avoid contact with your pets and other animals, just like you would with people. Contact includes petting, snuggling, kissing, licking, sharing food, and sleeping in the same bed.

All pets in our care will receive a sanitized run with clean bedding and water. Dogs will be walked and let outside 3-4 times a day not including when they go out for playtime. Our staff ensures the pets in our care receive the utmost amount of affection and get 24-hour supervision. Your pets will constantly be checked on to ensure their run is clean and that they are healthy and happy.

We welcome small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs in an appropriate pet carrier in the cabin on domestic flights. Carriers must be stowed under your seat. For Customers traveling to Puerto Rico, specific requirements may apply. We do not accept pets on flights to or from Hawaii.

Yes, space is limited, so we ask that you make a reservation in advance by calling 1-800-I-FLY-SWA. We will accept pets on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach our six-carrier capacity. However, sometimes we will allow more (or fewer) than six carriers.

Miami-Dade Animal Services (ASD) offers low cost rabies vaccines and low cost well-care vaccine packages for the pets of County residents. Well-care packages include vaccines to help protect dogs and cats from many common, serious and even fatal diseases. Dogs and cats must be four months old.

Pets that live inside the home and are well-cared for are much less likely to cause problems if precautions are used. Still, pets can sometimes pick up germs that don't make them sick, but if a person with a weak immune system gets some of these germs, they can become ill.

Animals that normally live in the wild are not recommended for people with weak immune systems. They can carry rare but serious diseases. Monkeys, chinchillas, primates, and other exotic pets may also be more likely to bite.

Pet insurance, as with all insurance, is for unexpected accidents and illnesses. Unfortunately pet insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions. However, getting coverage for your pet will cover most future accidents and illnesses should something happen. We also offer accident only coverage for pets with severe chronic conditions, and wellness coverage to help manage the cost of routine care for your pet. If your pet has a pre-existing condition, you can use the CareCredit credit card at veterinarians in the CareCredit network to help pay for expenses not covered by pet insurance. Learn more about CareCredit.

People who would rather save for a rainy-day fund may not feel comfortable purchasing insurance. We respect that. We also know that many pet owners end up with large medical bills before they've been able to save enough money to cover them. As more and more people consider pets part of their families, pet insurance especially helps those who would do whatever it takes to keep their pets healthy and happy.

Extreme temperatures are tough on our pets, so we only provide animal transport when temperatures are between 45F and 85F. We will not provide transportation if temperatures are higher than 85F or less than 20F.

There are exceptions to every kind of animal, but generally speaking, American will transport most animals within the U.S. and Puerto Rico if they are older than eight (8) weeks of age. Older pets and very young pets are more susceptible to stress from traveling. We recommend talking with your vet about additional health screenings your pet might need and to learn about their health risks during their trip.

To help pets with regular and ongoing preventive care! Protection against parasites, infections, and diseases is a big part of pet wellness. Regular testing and examinations can help find and treat issues before they become more serious and harder to address.

When it comes to things that people worry about losing in bankruptcy, things like appliances, clothes, jewelry, cars, homes, or businesses are usually things that people have concern about. But nothing comes close to the concern that people have over their pets. In fact, bankruptcy clients almost always ask whether they will lose their beloved pat in bankruptcy.

The idea of the bankruptcy trustee coming to your door and impounding Fido to sell him at auction is, thankfully, a myth. In fact, people almost never lose household pets when they file for bankruptcy.

To protect their pets, many owners turn to technology, in the form of identification microchips implanted in their pets. Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that can be implanted in your pet's skin by many veterinarians and animal shelters; some shelters implant one in all pets they place.

That said, microchips provide an extra level of protection in case your pet loses their collar and tags. Providing your pets with both tags and a microchip can help ensure a happy reunion if the unthinkable happens.

Yes, and that, too, used to be problematic. Different chip companies maintained separate databases. Now, some chip companies will register pets with any brand of chip Also, the American Microchip Advisory Council is working to develop a network of the registry databases to streamline the return of pets to their families.

Yes. The United Kingdom variant (B.1.1.7) has been detected in a dog and a cat from the same household in Texas. The variant was confirmed in both pets from a household where the owner had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-February.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, among pets like dogs and cats, a small number worldwide have been reported to be infected. This has occurred mostly after close contact with people who were infected with SARS CoV-2.

For this reason, it is recommended that if a person inside a household becomes sick or tests positive for SARS CoV-2, they should isolate themselves from other people as well as other pets. In addition, pets living in a household with an infected person should not socialize with anyone or any animals outside of that household.

One recent study in Nature has shown that dogs, and cats living in households with humans that have been positive for SARS CoV-2 do seroconvert. Seroconversion means that the pets developed antibodies to the virus, indicating that they were previously exposed and infected.

It is advisable that pet owners and veterinarians strictly observe hand-washing and other infection-control measures, as outlined by the CDC when handling animals. Do not let pets interact with people outside the household. If you are sick with COVID-19, you should treat your pet like you would any person you interact with and minimize interactions as much as possible.

This includes the risk of animals carrying the virus on their fur or skin. Guidance does not recommend bathing pets or other animals even if the animal is exposed to the virus because it appears the virus cannot survive for long periods of time on this surface.

Yes, but because of the minimal risk, USDA, CDC, AVMA, and others are not recommending pets be tested for SARS-CoV-2 at this time. The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine has had the capability to test for the new coronavirus in pets since March 2020. The test request must be submitted by a veterinarian and must include the rationale for the test. Requests will then be sent to the state animal health officer and state public health veterinarian for approval on a case-by-case basis. In the event of a positive result, these same officials must be notified before the referring veterinarian. Please contact the diagnostic laboratory with any further questions at 217-333-1620.

The American Veterinary Medical Association and the CDC recommend that anyone sick with COVID-19 should maintain separation from household pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would with other people. Although only a small number of pets have become sick due to SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.

When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. You should avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wear a mask and wash your hands before and after you interact with pets. 041b061a72


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