Archive for the ‘Pet Safety’ 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.


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.


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.


CBD for Dogs: Safe or Hard Pass?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
Beagle dog licking young man's face.

When it comes to pain management for dogs, Berkeley Veterinary Center is all ears. Anything that could possibly help (wo)man’s best friend be a little more comfortable can’t be bad, right? When it comes to CBD for dogs, it can be hard to know if it is a valid treatment option or a waste of money. Keep reading to learn about whether CBD is safe for pain management for dogs or if you should keep looking. 


Pet Health: The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
Cavalier King Charles spaniel wrapped in towel at the grooming salon.

While regular grooming is important to keep your pet smelling and looking nice, it also has many added health benefits! Regular bathing also allows your or your grooming team the opportunity to look over your pet’s coat and body, which can be a great preventive measure for catching other skin or health issues. The team at Berkeley Veterinary Center put together this guide to teach pet owners the importance of grooming, so you can see just how it affects your pet’s health. 


Pet Safety: Dog Days of Summer

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Pug dog outside in the grass drinking water from a bowl.

There’s nothing like enjoying the dog days of summer with our favorite pets, but while we’re having fun in the sun, it’s important to be aware of how the sun, sand, and heat is affecting our pets.

At Berkeley Veterinary Center, we want your summer activities to be fun and safe for you and your pets, so we’ve compiled some tips for protecting your pets from heat-related pet injuries


Avoiding Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
Pet holiday safety.

Winter holiday celebrations make us feel merry and bright. Baking cookies and pies, making decadent meals, and decorating our homes bring jolly good times. Unfortunately, the busyness of the season can sometimes lead us to overlook the needs of our pets. Take care this holiday season to keep your furry friends safe by pet-proofing your home to avoid common holiday hazards like this:


Pets Feel It Too: How to Recognize the Signs of Stress in Pets

Monday, April 19th, 2021
A small dog looks stressed.

Stress is a biological response that helps humans and animals avoid dangers in the wild. In the modern world, many of these stressors are no longer life-threatening and instead make us feel nervous, anxious, or unsure doing normal activities. Pets can also experience stress, and just like in humans, prolonged stress can lead to changes in behavior or health in animals. Recognizing signs of stress in pets is an important element of overall health and wellness. 


Proper Storage Can Prevent Pet Poisoning

Friday, March 19th, 2021
puppy and child looking in a kitchen cabinet

As pet owners, we have our work cut out for us. We are not only tasked with maintaining the overall health and wellness of our furry friends—it’s essential for us to preserve their happiness and comfort too. 

However, none of this is possible without keeping safety in mind. Keeping pets out of trouble can be a challenge! By reducing possible exposure to toxins, you can prevent pet poisoning. Knowing how to store household cleaners, medications, and other hazards can go a long way towards keeping your furry friends safe from unnecessary toxin exposure.