Dr. McCormack Featured on AP Video about Hedgehogs as Pets

The Associated Press (AP) recently posted an article, Cute and Prickly – Hedgehogs Finding Homes as Pets, and video segment, Prickly Pocket Pets Gaining Popularity, featuring our own Dr. McCormack on hedgehogs as exotic pets.

The popularity of hedgehogs is on the rise due to the animals' size and easy going personalities. Despite their spiky look, hedgehogs are bred to be comfortable with human handling and make great pets. Like every other exotic pet, however, hedgehogs require proper veterinary care and attention.

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Protect Your Canine from the Dog Flu

What Dog Owners Need To Know About Canine Influenza

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  • Canine Influenza (or "Dog Flu") is similar to other flu viruses, but Only Dogs can get it
  • Clinical signs typically show up 2-5 days after exposure
  • Since we are a veterinary hospital, we do see sick patients who could potentially be carrying the flu or other illnesses

Who Can Get Canine Influenza?

  • Puppies and dogs in daycare, boarding kennels, play groups, in group training class, or going to the dog park or dog shows (especially recently in Essex County) can come down with the flu

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Fresh Pond Animal Hospital Joins National Golden Retriever Study

Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime StudyDrs. Brault, Surgan, and Ortiz are participating in Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Lifetime Health Project, a nationwide online community of dog owners willing to participate in studies to learn how to better prevent and treat major diseases affecting dogs. The first study conducted under the Canine Lifetime Health Project is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken for dogs. Fresh Pond Animal Hospital (FPAH) is seeking owners of Golden Retrievers eager to participate in this landmark study.

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Fresh Pond Animal Hospital Focuses on Feline Health!

Did you know that cats are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness?

Routine veterinary visits are especially important for the early diagnosis and treatment of feline health problems before they become severe and costly. That's why we are participating in the "Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?" national campaign by taking steps to raise awareness about the importance of routine preventative care for all cats, regardless of age or lifestyle. 

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