Animal Hospital of Fairfield News & Updates

February is Pet Dental Health Month


Do you brush your teeth daily and if you have children have taught them to do so as well. But what about your pet?  Are they receiving daily, weekly or monthly dental care? Yes you can provide your dog with dental chews that will provide minimal plaque removal, but a deep cleaning and exam should […]



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Does Your Pet Have BAD Breath?


Bad Breath or halitosis could be more than just a sign that Rover ate something bad, it’s often a sign that your dog’s dental health is not what it should be. Why you need to brush your Dog’s Teeth… Dog and Cat Chews can do some of the work for you, but brushing your pet’s […]



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July 4th Fireworks Can Terrify Your Pets


Many pets exhibit signs of anxiety to loud noises like July 4th fireworks as well as thunder and lightning storms. Some dogs and cats scratch and whimper, some run uncontrollably and will want to bolt out of the house. It’s pretty much a panic attack and if you’ve ever experienced one, you’ll know that they are […]



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Preventing Bloat or GDV in your Dog


Remember when your mom wouldn’t let you swim right after eating when you were a kid? Supposedly it was to prevent a stomach ache but most likely to give her a break. But for dogs that are deep chested and prone to GDV keeping your dog in a resting state before and after eating is […]



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Geometry & Physics Can Fix Your Dog’s Torn Knee


Repairing Your Dog’s Torn Knee Ligament Has your Dog Torn a Ligament?  ACL surgery in dogs or CCL surgery is by far the most common orthopedic surgery performed in all veterinary medicine. Whether your dog is big or small, active or inactive there’s always the possibility you’ll need to discuss knee surgery with your Veterinarian. The vast […]



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Claw Covers for Your Cat


Cats use their claws to climb, scratch, and defend themselves.  Some cats have been known to  cause extensive damage around the home, ripping and scratching furniture and carpets which can be frustrating to homeowners. Providing scratching posts and toys helps keep them busy, but at times cat owners think that the only way to handle […]



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7 Symptoms of Dog Hip Dysplasia


Like humans, dogs can develop hip problems, but it doesn’t always start at an older age as you would expect.  Hip dysplasia is often something a dog is born with when hip joints don’t develop normally, later deteriorating and eventually leading to the movement loss of the hip joint. Hip dysplasia is a common problem […]



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NJ Dogs are Feeling the Summer Heat


We’ve had an immediate summer this year AND THE HEAT IS FINALLY HERE. Dogs can adjust but may need some assistance from their owners to feel comfortable. Some things owners can do to ease the transition: Keep your dog hydrated. Have cool clean water available at all times. Give them a haircut if they have long or […]



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Free Exam For Kittens and Puppies


Get A Free Exam For Your New Pet. Pet Ownership can be an exciting adventure and sometimes an expensive one. Along with adoption or purchase fees, you need to provide a safe environment, quality food and healthcare for your new furry friend.  Annual costs can range from $1000 to $1200 annually, and in most cases your […]



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Dog Talk: Basic Care


If you’ve ever watch the ” Survivor” TV series, you know there are just a few  basic needs to survive for everyone: food, water and shelter. But most individuals want more out of life than fulfilling their basic needs. Most of the time, that is one of the reasons we get a pet, to satisfy […]



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