Heartworms In Dogs - Symptoms and Treatments

Since 1985 the veterinary staff at Rutherford Animal Hospital has made heartworm prevention for dogs an important part of our approach to preventive care. A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death Therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored. Our team is here to educate you and protect your dog from this terrible disease.

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Canine Laboratory Tests For Veterinary Care

Understanding Dog Blood Tests

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.

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Dog Microchipping

Rutherford Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the availability of electronic micro-chip identification for your pet. The micro-chip is a tiny electronic device which can store information about your pet, such as where he lives and how to contact you if he becomes lost. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between your pet's shoulder blades. The procedure is relatively painless and is no different than giving the yearly vaccinations our pets receive.

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Dog Nutrition

What Is The Right Food To Feed Your Dog?

Good nutrition is feeding your dog the building blocks and energy components that allow them to grow, develop to their potential and stay active throughout their life. There are many ways to feed your dog and hundreds of diets to choose from. Most people tend to use dry and canned dog food for convenience and cost. However, for owners who are open minded about their dog's diet, there are alternatives to dry and canned dog food that may offer better nutrition for your particular dog.

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Dog Pregnancy

At the Rutherford Animal Hospital, our reproductive team understands the commitment involved in helping facilitate a dog pregnancy for your beloved canine companion. We have very specific standards for assisted canine reproduction and only work with breeders exhibiting quality breeding practices. Our services include:

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