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Tick Threats: Protecting Your Pet from Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks are tiny but powerful pests that significantly threaten the health of pets and their families. According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), New York is a hotbed of tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease. As many as 1 in 12 dogs were diagnosed with Lyme disease and 1 in 8 dogs were diagnosed with [...]

5 Reasons Why Your Cat is Avoiding Their Litter Box

You may wonder what you’ve done to raise your cat’s ire if they are avoiding their litter box, but understand that they are not doing this out of resentment. Although your whiskered pal may occasionally swat at you to express displeasure, if they urinate on your favorite sweater, your cat has not done this out [...]

The Underrated Value of Your Pet’s Normal Wellness Screening Results

If your pet’s wellness screening results are normal, that is extraordinary. Learning that your furry pal is normal during their annual veterinary exam is wonderful news, and normal wellness screening results can put your mind at ease if you’re concerned about your pet’s health and wellbeing. In addition to granting you invaluable peace of mind, [...]

Pancreatitis Primer for Pet Owners

During the holidays, pets are more likely to ingest high-fat foods, but such a dietary indiscretion can lead to pancreatitis—a painful, potentially life-threatening condition. Our Smithtown Animal Hospital team provides information about pancreatitis in pets and how you can decrease your four-legged friend’s risk. The pet’s normal pancreas The pancreas is a small glandular organ [...]

Holiday Pet Safety FAQs

The holiday season is upon us, which means life is about to get a lot more festive and busy. Holiday shopping, gift wrapping, party planning, cooking, and traveling put a lot on your plate, making it easy to forget another important responsibility—keeping your pet safe amid the chaos. Our team at Smithtown Animal Hospital is [...]

Smithtown Animal Hospital In-House Diagnostics

You want your sick or injured pet to feel better as soon as possible. To help you achieve this goal, our Smithtown Animal Hospital team uses in-house equipment to diagnose pets’ conditions quickly. Rather than waiting for test results from an outside facility, our in-house diagnostics enable us to begin your pet’s treatment right away, [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Let’s face it—chocolate is downright irresistible. Most people have chocolate in their homes, but the treat can be dangerous for dogs. Pets cannot metabolize chocolate’s stimulant compounds and can suffer serious neurologic problems if they eat this tasty treat.  The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center receives [...]

A Ticking Time Bomb? Heart Disease in Pets

Heart disease and related conditions, such as stroke, are significant contributors to human mortality. Around 10% of pets develop heart conditions. Rather than developing arterial plaques, which is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in humans, pets may be born with or acquire conditions impacting their heart structure or function, most often the heart [...]

Veterinary Anesthesia: Safer Than You Think

Veterinarians can perform necessary procedures because they have access to safe, modern anesthetic drugs, gasses, and techniques. Although you may be concerned if your pet has to undergo an anesthetic procedure, the safety risks are minimal, because our Smithtown Animal Hospital team uses research-backed and individualized anesthetic drug protocols. In addition, our experienced team members [...]

Navigating the Waters of Leptospirosis in Pets

You do everything you can to keep your pet safe from danger, but protecting them from an invisible enemy is a challenge. Many threats that can have serious implications for your pet’s health are not visible—such as leptospirosis, which is caused by microscopic Leptospira bacteria. Your pet can easily pick up the bacteria from contaminated [...]

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