As you're sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with your family, please remember to keep the feast on the table, not under it.
The following can all be hazardous to your pet's health if consumed:
Also, be sure to promptly put away all leftovers, so as not to tempt curious pets, and close trash cans tightly!
GWLAH will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24.
If you are in need of veterinary care while we are closed, please call one of the following BEFORE you go:
Have a happy, and safe, Thanksgiving!
An evening with a board-certified veterinary criticalist
Join us at the West Milford Township Library for an informative evening as we learn about common toxins of dogs and cats – how to treat them and how to prevent them – from Dr. Benjamin Davidson, a board-certified veterinary criticalist at Eclipse Specialty & Emergency Pet Care!
Dr. Davidson graduated from the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science in 1998 and obtained experience as an emergency veterinarian for five years before beginning a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2003.
He completed his residency in 2006 and became board certified in emergency and critical care that same year.
After leading the critical care service at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York for 10 years, Dr. Davidson next headed the critical care and hemodialysis services at BluePearl Paramus before making the move to Eclipse Specialty & Emergency Pet Care.
Board certified and proficient in all fields of veterinary emergency and critical care, Dr. Davidson’s professional interests include mechanical ventilation, trauma, sepsis and extracorporeal methods of organ support, including hemodialysis, ultrafiltration and membrane oxygenation.
Be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot at this free lecture! We hope to see you there!
When? - Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, 07:00 PM Where? - West Milford Township Library - 1470 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ
Though still catching on at veterinary hospitals around the country, the idea behind National Senior Pet Month is to help pet owners understand that older pets are more likely to develop diseases such as heart, kidney and liver disease; cancer; or arthritis. Behavioral changes may also occur and pets may become more irritable and less active.
Because they are facing any number of age-related issues, senior pets require additional care, such as more frequent check-ups to diagnose and treat conditions of old age.
If you've noticed that your senior pet just isn't getting around like they used to or is exhibiting other concerning symptoms, give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Once diagnosed, many diseases can be successfully managed through appropriate veterinary care. Give your senior pet a new lease on life by making their golden years as comfortable as they can be!
We've got a lot of celebrating to do!
This month, we're celebrating quite a few birthdays at GWLAH, including our receptionists Susan and Halena, our lead surgical tech Melissa, our vet tech Stephanie and Dr. Koenig! Thank you for your outstanding contributions to our practice and we hope your day is as special as you are!
As for anniversaries, our newest kennel assistant Keith has been with us for 1 year now! Thanks for all you do Keith and keep up the good work!
Thank you for trusting us to care for your four-legged family members! It means the world to us!
People aren't the only ones who feel the effects of "falling back;" pets feel it too! Because they follow our time schedules, pets will also need a little adjustment period for the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday.
Don't be surprised if your pet seems a little thrown off by the time change and be prepared to offer a few extra kisses, cuddles and play times to help ease them into the new routine!