Enhance the life of your four-legged family member with preventive pet care from our office in Emerson, New Jersey. Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. provides a variety of services for dogs, cats, and small animals, including:
- Surgery and Medicine
- Medicated Baths
- Veterinarian Care
Boarding is also available for our clients’ pets, however, space is limited. Reservations must be made in advance.
Health Care and Vaccination Programs for Cats
Give your cat the medical attention he/she deserves with our pet vaccinations. Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. caters to the needs of your feline with inoculations for:
The distemper, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis inoculation is a three-in-one vaccination that protects your cat from serious and sometimes life-threatening illness. All cats should be vaccinated against these diseases, including felines that never go outside.
Rabies is a fatal nervous system virus that can be transmitted to all mammals (including humans) through an animal bite. It is strongly recommended that all cats (indoor and outdoor) be vaccinated. A rabies vaccination is given at four months of age and older.
Feline leukemia is a severe, usually fatal disease. It is contagious to other cats.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Feline infectious peritonitis is a life-threatening illness that is transferable to other cats. A simple intra-nasal vaccine helps prevent the disease.
FELINE immunodeficiency Virus causes FELINE AIDS similar to human AIDS
Feline Leukemia Virus & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline AIDS)
Both the feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses adversely affect a cat’s immune system. A FeLV/FIV test is recommended for all cats.
Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. tests your cat’s stool for internal parasites (worms). Many kittens are born with worms, and adult cats can acquire them. You will infrequently see them in the feces.
Health Care and Vaccination Programs for Dogs
Be proactive toward your canine’s health with a thorough examination at our animal hospital. All new animals should be examined soon after acquisition and annually thereafter. Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. also offers vaccinations for the following:
The distemper six-in-one vaccination protects against major life-threatening diseases, including distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, Para-influenza, Adenovirus 2, and parvo. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans.
Rabies is a fatal nervous system virus that can be transmitted to all mammals (including humans) through an animal bite. The law requires that this vaccination be given between three and six months of age before a license is issued.
Corona is a virus that causes severe bloody diarrhea. It is similar to panto.
Bordetella is an infectious organism that causes a severe cough and upper respiratory infection. It affects both puppies and adult dogs.
Lyme is a bacterial disease spread by ticks. It affects both humans and animals. In dogs, the bacteria may localize in the joints causing serious inflammation and limping or may invade the kidneys causing renal failure.
Canine Influenza Virus causes severe Flu like symptoms in dogs
Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. performs fecal tests to determine whether or not internal parasites (worms) are present. Many puppies are born with them and adult dogs acquire them. They are infrequently seen in the stool.
Testing for heartworm should be done yearly to rule out heartworm disease which is transmitted by mosquitoes. The adult worms live in the heart of your pet and can cause severe problems to the valves of the heart and heart muscle itself. Heartworm disease is easily prevented by once-a-month oral medications such as HEARTGARD or SENTINEL.
Thousands upon thousands of loving pet owners take their pets for regular checkups at the veterinarian. After this annual routine, many feel they have provided the most complete care for their pets. But studies in recent years indicate this is not enough.
Veterinarians have learned that regular dental care is vitally important in ensuring pets’ overall health. A mouth full of bacteria can cause serious health problems for pets in addition to tooth loss or painful gum disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.
Oral infections, if left untreated may infect other organs such as the heart. liver or kidneys. Periodontal disease may cause bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream, carrying the infection to other parts of the animal’s body.
Total pet healthcare – beginning with proper oral care – is the emphasis of this Newsletter. February is National Pet Dental Month. To encourage pet owners to have their pets’ teeth electronically scaled if needed, we will give a 10% discount off the anesthesia and scaling fee during February. Older pets, those over 5 years old should have a pre-anesthetic blood test to check for kidney and liver disease prior to anesthesia.
The need for education is great. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. An astounding 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.
That’s why we are an integral part of the National Pet Dental Month. We want to educate pet owners about the risks their pets face if oral care is not a priority. The growth of bacteria in a dog’s or cat’s mouth or on teeth may lead to the formation of plaque and tartar. Plaque and tartar buildup then have the potential to cause periodontal infections that can spread to other organs.
- Feed hard or coarse foods
- Provide rawhides, hard rubber or nylon chew toys (for dogs only) or hard treat foods but remember that the treat foods are a source of calories and may lead to obesity if too many are given.
- Brush your pet’s teeth periodically. We can provide you with a special enzymatic toothpaste and toothbrush developed for the teeth of cats & dogs.
- Professional cleaning on a regular basis is the most effective way to ensure good dental health.
Contact our animal hospital to protect your pet from harmful diseases.