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513 North State RD.
Briarcliff Manor, NY

3 Easy Steps to Set Up Your Appointment

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. We will call you within one business day to confirm.
  3. Show up and receive topnotch care for your pet.

If you need to change your appointment, give us a call at least 24 hours before your scheduled time.

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Do not use the appointment form in case of an emergency. Call or visit us right away.

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If your pet has a medical emergency, please telephone us immediately at 914-941-4904 to schedule an appointment. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians are available around the clock to provide expert care for your pet.

PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED, EVEN IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Our address is: 513 North State Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

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August 25, 2014

“B” Is For Bacteria

Did you know that there is more bacteria in the body than cells? Even though there’s a ton of good bacteria, bacteria gets a bad rap because they are a common cause of many illnesses – and while there are numerous pet-born diseases that don’t transfer to humans – there’s still a risk of bacterial infection. Bites, scratches, contact with waste, saliva and even dander can lead to some pretty serious infections.

A few illnesses caused by bacterial transfer include:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Salmonella
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Staff Infections
  • Bacterial Dermatitis (Hot Spots)

But, as Dr, Haroush always says, “Hygiene is the basis of modern medicine!” Get in the habit of taking a few safety precautions such as:

  • Regular hand washing with anti-bacterial soap after handling your pet.
  • Watch what your pets are putting in their mouths – not everything is for pets!
  • Wash your pet after a day of outdoor activities or interactions with other animals.
  • Avoid kissing and mouth contact as some bacteria can be transferred this way.
  • Watch your small children around pets. Though they may not mean any harm, a scratch is a scratch (even in play) and can lead to infection.
  • Keep your pet’s living areas clean and free of waste (clean their food dishes, litter box, water bowls). Treat their eating and “rest” areas the same way you’d treat your own!

A combination of prevention and good hygiene are often the best medicine. Keep your pets up to day with wellness checks and report any strange behaviors to your vet. http://bit.ly/NzUPo1

 

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