Newsletter - February 2022


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Just in time for Valentine's Day, Stella Mohrmann had her less than pearly whites scaled and polished til they sparkle and shine! This February, give your pet the gift of better oral health, fresher breath and a brighter smile! In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, any single dental procedure scheduled in the month of February will receive $50 off, and any second scheduled dental procedure will receive $75 off.


It's time to schedule your pet's dental check up

By the time they're three years old, most pets have some degree of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a progressive disease of the supporting tissues surrounding teeth and is the main cause of early tooth loss. It is also one of the most common health problems in dogs and cats.
Periodontal disease begins when bacteria combine with food particles to form plaque/tartar on the teeth. The bacteria get under the gums and cause gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums.
The bacteria can also travel through the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys and liver.
Signs of periodontal disease include sensitivity around the mouth; loss of appetite; yellow or brown deposits on teeth; bleeding, inflamed and withdrawn gums; loose or missing teeth; pawing at the mouth or face; difficulty chewing and drooling.
A professional veterinary dental cleaning is the best way to remove tartar to protect your pet's health.
So, how do we clean your pet's teeth when they won't rinse and spit and they won't say "Ahhh"?
While under anesthesia, a full oral exam is done along with full mouth dental radiographs, and the teeth are scaled and polished. Any diseased teeth are treated or extracted, depending on their condition.
If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms please call us at (973) 728-2233 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.


Cleaning up the healthy teeth
Dental veterinary technician Melissa Romano scales and polishes her own cat Mokey's teeth.


Taking out the unhealthy one
Dr. Eric Louer getting ready to extract Mokey's unhealthy tooth.


Sleeping the whole thing off
Recovering from her dental procedure, Mokey rests comfortably in her cozy blanket bundle.

Re-opening our doors (again) !

Please note that as of Monday, Feb. 7, we will be re-opening our doors for hybrid curbside service.
Upon arrival at the hospital, please call to check in and let us know what parking spot number you are in. Please call, even if you are just picking up food or medications, so that we can better assist you when you are asked inside. A technician will either call or come out to the car when we are ready for your appointment and one client will be invited into the building with your pet.
Masks must be worn properly at all times while in the hospital for everyone's safety. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we re-open our doors and welcome you back inside (again)!

Valentine's Day French macarons for dogs


  • ½ cup flour + 2 tsp optional to thicken the peanut butter filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp beet juice
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter*

*Note: Make sure your peanut butter does not include xylitol, which is toxic to dogs



  • 1 bowl
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Whisk
  • Plastic bag
  • Scissors
  • Parchment paper or nonstick baking mat (macaron mat optional)
  • Spatula
  • Table knife


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, add egg and chicken broth. Whisk.
  • Add flour in two additions, whisking after each, until the mixture reaches a cake batter consistency.
  • Whisk in the beet juice.
  • Pour the batter into a plastic bag.
  • Snip off one corner of the bag with scissors.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment or baking mat. Pipe 16 circles of batter measuring about 1.5 inches in diameter onto the prepared baking sheet. You can use a macaron mat to guide you when you pipe the batter.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, until the cookies are dry and shiny. Allow to cool. Cookies must be completely cool before continuing.
  • Spread about ½ tsp peanut butter on the flat side of one biscuit, then sandwich it together with the flat side of another biscuit. Repeat with the rest of the biscuits. Some natural peanut butters can have a liquid consistency. If necessary, mix a few tsp of flour into the peanut butter to stiffen. (We used 2 tsp.)
  • Serve to your pup with a side of love!

It's our 26th anniversary . . .

. . . of treating your pet's cold noses with our warm hearts West Milford ! Thank you for trusting us with your pet's care for all these years ! It means the world to us !