Archive for the ‘Pet Health & Wellness’ Category

Partnering with Your Veterinarian: Successful Diabetes Management For Dogs and Cats

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
dog getting blood test at veterinary.

Diabetes is a serious condition for anyone, dogs and cats included. When a pet has diabetes, their body has a hard time processing sugar (glucose) and using it for energy. Without treatment, it can lead to a host of debilitating complications. 

The good news is that managing diabetes in dogs and cats can allow our diabetic furry friends to live their lives to the fullest. If you think your pet may have diabetes, this guide from the team at Berkeley Veterinary Center can help you figure out what to do next. 


Common Canine Conundrums: Illnesses and Diseases That Affect Dogs

Monday, October 9th, 2023
vet holding chihuahua.

From the moment you brought your dog home, your life has been filled with slobbery kisses, long walks, and hours of couch cuddles. And while it’s not pleasant to think about our canine companions falling ill, it’s a possibility even for the most pampered pets. 

At Berkeley Veterinary Center, we know what your dog means to you, and we’re here with top-notch wellness visits tailored just for dogs, as well as expert care for medical conditions.

Read on for common health problems in canines and warning signs to watch for.


Pet Longevity: Preventive Veterinary Care for Your Pet

Friday, September 8th, 2023
Veterinarian Anthony DiAngelis holding pug puppy at Berkeley Vet Center in the Jersey Shore.

One of the most important things you can do for your pet is stay on top of routine preventive care, and, consequently choosing the best veterinary practice for your pet’s needs.

Berkeley Veterinary Center is proud to be among the very few AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada. This accreditation means we adhere to the highest standards of excellence when it comes to veterinary care, and we’re pleased to offer our pet families a full spectrum of top-notch veterinary services, including preventive care for all life stages.


Senior Dogs and Canine Glaucoma

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
Senior chihuahua dog with glaucoma.

There are so many ways owners can support the health and wellness of their dogs, especially as they age. You might notice visible changes to a senior dog’s behavior and appearance, and most of the time these are perfectly normal to the aging process. However, there are examples of senior dog health that require immediate intervention. Of these, glaucoma can be permanent and responsible for blindness.


Knowing When it is Time to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023
Person holding dog paw.

Losing a beloved pet is never easy, and for many pet owners, the decision to seek end-of-life care is one of the hardest choices they ever have to make. As your pet reaches her golden years, it’s natural to wonder how you’ll recognize when it’s time to say goodbye.


How Much Water Should Your Dog or Cat Drink Daily?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
cat drinking water from cup.

Making sure your pets stay properly hydrated is important year-round, but particularly during the dog days of summer, when our pets are prone to overheating

Dehydration in dogs and cats can escalate quickly and put pets at risk of heatstroke in our hot, humid New Jersey summers. Keep reading for tips from our team about how much water cats need and how much water dogs need.


Benefits of a Quality Protein Diet for Cats

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
Bengal cat eating wet food.

Your cat is a playful, pouncing ball of energy, and she always licks her food dish clean, so she must be getting plenty of nutrients, right? Not necessarily. A feline fed a low-quality diet on the daily will likely develop health issues down the road, even if she seems perfectly fine today. 


What You Should Know About Dog Poop

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
Man with dog cleaning up dog stool from sidewalk.

You pick it up and toss it out every day, but how much do you really know about your dog’s poop? 

At Berkeley Veterinary Center, we typically ask that you bring a stool sample with you when your pet has a wellness visit, and that’s because your dog’s poop can give us the inside scoop on your pet’s health! 


February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Happy lady hugging a black cat.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter shelters every year in the United States, but this number doesn’t account for the animals that are left out in the streets, or passed from home to home. There are simply too many animals and not enough households able to care for them.


What an AAHA Accreditation Means For Your Pet

Friday, January 6th, 2023
Veterinarian Dr. Anthony DiAngelis with puppy patient

When it comes to finding the right veterinary hospital, many pet owners depend on recommendations from friends or relatives. And while this can lead to great results, less than a quarter of all animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada voluntarily agree to the highest standards of care established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This means that a vast majority of clinics and hospitals do not follow strict protocols and procedures designed to achieve the best possible health outcomes. We are proud of our AAHA accreditation for many reasons, and the confidence it provides pet owners ranks pretty high.