Dr. DeSpirito Says Farewell
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the upcoming departure of Dr. Jamie DeSpirito from Millburn Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. DeSpirito has been an esteemed member of the Millburn Veterinary team for several years. While we are sad to see her go, we're excited for her to embark on this new journey in her life. Her last day will be June 30th, so be sure to wish her well if you see her before then!
We'd like to leave you with these words from Dr. DeSpirito:
Save $10 When You Microchip Your Pet This May
May is Microchip Your Pet Month, and at Millburn Veterinary Hospital, we want to make sure you can locate your pet if they lose their way.
During the entire month of May, if you microchip your pet with us through the HomeAgain recovery system, you'll get $10 off your service. (includes registration fees)
About Hill's Pet Food Recall
Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently put out a voluntary recall on their canned food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Although animals benefit from vitamin D, ingesting too much of it can lead to potential health issues. Luckily, in most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of the canned food.
Hill’s is working in coordination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the affected products recalled. As of right now, the recall only extends to canned food and does not apply to dry food, cat food, or other treats.
Now Offering Laser Therapy
Millburn Veterinary Hospital is proud to now offer laser therapy for pets!
The applications of laser therapy are endless and can provide great non-invasive relief for your furry loved one. Have a senior pet with arthritis? Chronic hot spots? Cat with stomatitis? Call the office and ask to speak with a technician about the numerous applications and benefits of laser therapy at (973) 467-1700.
Learn more about the benefits of this service by visiting our laser therapy page.
We've Updated Our Lyme Vaccine
To better protect your dog against Lyme disease, we are now carrying the newest, most comprehensive vaccine called Vanguard crLyme.
This vaccine is unlike any other on the market, which is why any dog that has been vaccinated against Lyme disease previously will require an initial series of two vaccinations, followed by a yearly booster vaccine.
Please call us today at (973) 467-1700 to schedule your dog's vaccination and ensure your pet gets the best protection available.
Protect Your Pet from Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and in water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. It is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people.
Dogs can become infected and develop leptospirosis if their mucous membranes (or skin with any wound, such as a cut or scrape) come into contact with infected urine, urine-contaminated soil, water, food or bedding; through a bite from an infected animal; by eating infected tissues or carcasses; and rarely, through breeding. It can also be passed through the placenta from the mother dog to the puppies.
Reducing your dog’s exposure to possible sources of the Leptospira bacteria can reduce its chances of infection. Annual vaccination is recommended for at-risk dogs. At Millburn Veterinary Hospital, we offer a vaccine that effectively prevents the disease and protect dogs for at least 12 months.
Protect your pet today. Call us at (973) 467-1700 to check your dog's vaccination status.
Updated Canine Influenza Vaccines
For maximum protection for your pet, we are now carrying the newest Canine Influenza vaccines that cover the most common strains of the virus.
Call us at (973) 467-1700 to check your pet’s vaccination status. If your dog has already had a physical exam recently, we can schedule a technician appointment to administer the vaccines.
We recommend that high-risk dogs (see below) be vaccinated with the current vaccines as soon as possible, in an effort to give them the most effective protection against the virus. Dogs getting the vaccines for the first time must receive a booster three weeks later, even if they have previously received the older Influenza vaccine. After the initial series, the vaccine is given annually.
What Is Canine Influenza?
Canine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause severe disease and even death in extreme cases. We have recently seen a spike in the number of dogs in the area that have been exposed to the virus.
February is Pet Dental Health Month!
Save 15% on Your Pet's Dental in February & March
To celebrate Pet Dental Health Month, as well as promote good oral hygiene as a preventive step in your pet's well-being, we are offering 15% off dental cleanings scheduled during the month of February and completed by March 31, 2018.*
Give your pets something to SMILE about! Call us at (973) 467-1700 to schedule your pet's dental appointment today!