Dr. Gina Rendon

/Dr. Gina Rendon

About Dr. Gina Rendon

Dr. Rendon is the lead veterinarian at Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic in Brooklyn, New York.

Pet Owners’ 5 Most Common Fourth of July Mistakes

By |2019-06-20T18:20:04+00:00June 20th, 2019|Pet Health Awareness|

There is a lot to love about the Fourth of July—the get-togethers, merriment, and fireworks—but those same things make it a scary and potentially dangerous day for pets. Pet owners can easily get caught up in holiday celebrations and forget to take extra steps to keep their pets safe and healthy. Whether you’re hosting a [...]

3 Common Pet Allergies

By |2019-05-07T19:45:03+00:00May 7th, 2019|Pet Health Awareness|

Spring has arrived and—no surprise—so has the pollen and insects that cause flare-ups of our allergies. People often experience annoying allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and sniffling, at this time of year. Your furry friend can relate. Cats and dogs can experience the unpleasant symptoms of allergies, too, but their allergies manifest [...]

Does My Pet Need Heartworm Prevention?

By |2019-04-30T18:29:16+00:00April 30th, 2019|Pet Health Awareness|

Heartworm disease is a deadly condition that affects pets throughout the United States. Although the risk is greater in the hot, humid southern states, pets in New York are still in danger. According to the American Heartworm Society, local veterinary hospitals diagnose up to 25 cases of heartworm disease per year. Fortunately, the disease is [...]

Your Pet’s Physical Exam: What is Your Veterinarian Really Doing, and Why is It So Important?

By |2019-02-25T18:04:32+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

You know that veterinary visits are important. Vaccines protect against deadly infectious diseases, and blood work tests organ function. But, is it really important to bring your pet in for an examination if they’re not due for those things? Does your senior pet really need a checkup every 6 months? Here’s what your veterinarian is [...]

Basic Pet Training

By |2019-01-24T01:43:08+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Adding a new pet to your family is an exciting experience. Once your new friend becomes familiar with their surroundings, it’s time to start training in the basics of good behavior. The sooner you begin training the better—puppies and kittens as young as eight weeks old can start picking up basic commands. Before you begin, [...]

Pet Planning for the New Year: 5 Resolutions for Pet Owners

By |2019-01-09T02:07:26+00:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How many gym memberships have been wasted over the years thanks to unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions? Don’t worry: This year can be different. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resolutions pet owners should have no trouble sticking to in 2019. Create a (fun) exercise routine. Not all dog walks are created equal. Occasionally, you [...]

What You Need to Know About Knee Surgeries in Dogs

By |2018-12-05T18:32:15+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Orthopedic injuries are at the top of the list for the most common ailments in dogs. Luxating patellas, or kneecaps, can go hand-in-hand with torn cranial cruciate ligaments, which are similar to a human athlete’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Fortunately for our patients, the queen of knees has joined the staff here at Williamsburg Veterinary [...]

Reports of Canine Influenza in Brooklyn and We Have the Vaccine

By |2018-05-15T20:01:40+00:00May 15th, 2018|Pet Health Awareness|

Several owners have recently inquired about reports of dogs testing positive for Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in the Brooklyn area. Canine Influenza is a flu virus that is highly contagious with clinical signs similar to the upper respiratory signs of canine infectious tracheobronchitis (“Kennel Cough”). Infected dogs may develop a persistent cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, [...]

National Puppy Day

By |2018-03-23T14:41:54+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Pet Health Awareness|

Is there anything better than a puppy? I love puppies for their sweet milky breath, their floppy-limbs, and wagging tails. The way their hips sway when they walk, their rough and tumble play, and their wet slobbery kisses sometimes followed by sharp-toothed nibbles. To me, puppies are pure happiness. During the course of my day, [...]

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