Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Staff Member of the Month: Kathy

Kathy Ziezio is our Staff Member of the Month for April! She has been one of our most valuable team members since March of 1989. Even though Dr. Sessa keeps her very busy, she still manages to take the very best care of his patients, to help out wherever she can and to do so with a smile on her face! We hope Kathy is part of our team for a long time to come.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pets & Lawn Fertilizer

Did you know that lawn fertilizer can be toxic to your pet if consumed? If your dog likes to roll in the grass, dig holes, or lick their feet after coming inside, you should use caution when choosing your lawn fertilizer. Always read all packages carefully before purchasing, as most manufacturers have specific recommendations about how long your pets should remain off the grass after application. When possible, use products specifically labeled as "pet-safe", to lessen the danger. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mobilize the Earth for Earth Day 2012

The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to speak out against the deterioration of the environment and demand change. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency was created, the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed,and the modern environmental movement was born.

Today, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. This year, in the face of global inaction on pressing environmental problems, we must harness that power.

Earth Day Network is calling upon individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to Mobilize the Earth™ and demand that environmental issues become a top priority.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Patient of the Month-NALA

Nala Calcagno is our April Patient of the Month! Nala is a three year old Cane Corso that was presented last month for lethargy and vomiting. During the consultation with Dr. Londono, abnormalities on the stomach were noted and Nala vomited again. X-rays were done and a foreign body was seem immediately. Nala had emergency surgery, with Dr. Grasso, and an intact medium sized KONG was removed from her stomach. Nala is now home with her brother "Boss", a black Fila Brasileiro and recovering well. Nala's owners were offered the KONG as a parting gift but we all agreed it was a hazard!

Friday, April 13, 2012


centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid. puncture - the act of puncturing or perforating. abdominocentesis, paracentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pets & Lilies

Lilies are a popular Easter flower, but did you know that they can actually be toxic to your pet? Like the Christmas poinsettias, lilies can attract the attention of your pet, especially cats, and then have a toxic effect when ingested. Keep those Easter lilies far from your pet's reach this season, or look into artificial options. The art of artificial flowers have gotten so advanced that your guests won't be able to tell the difference...and your pet will be safe.

Rescued sea lion gets taste of the good life.




Rescued sea lion gets taste of the good life

3 days ago
This lounging mammal might look lazy, but she's earned a vacation. The sea lion, named Panchita, was gravely injured when she was caught in a net. Thankfully, she escaped and found refuge at this hotel, where animal advocates have spent three months nursing her back to health. She now swims in the sea every day before returning home to the hotel. She'll need to be well-rested for her next endeavor: Her handlers expect her to give birth within the next few weeks.