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The Dangers Lurking in our Ponds

The Dangers Lurking in our Ponds

Unfortunately, every summer, a few dogs will become very sick or even die from exposure to blue green algae. Here is what you need to know: Toxic blue green algae, or Cyanobacteria, can bloom on ponds when the weather has been hot and humid and the water is stagnant....

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Local Jargon

Local Jargon

What does that mean? As New Englanders, we love to adopt our own terms and jargon for things. When you are from New England you don’t use your directional in your car, you put on your “blinkah” to signal that you are going to turn. Veterinary medicine is no different....

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Pets and Sun

Pets and Sun

As the weather gets warm it feels great to get outdoors and feel the sunshine. We know the sun can be dangerous and we remember to put sunblock on ourselves and children to stay safe. But, did you know that pets can get sunburns, too? Yes, pets can get sun burns, just...

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Prevention

Trick or Treat | No Chocolate for Doggie to Eat

Trick or Treat | No Chocolate for Doggie to Eat

The leaves are falling, time to carve a pumpkin and decorate for Halloween. But…be careful where you put that candy dish. Chocolate is actually quite toxic to dogs. Chocolate contains three compounds that are very toxic to dogs: theobromine, caffeine and...

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Mosquitoes and Pets – What You Should Know

Mosquitoes and Pets – What You Should Know

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has hit Massachusetts and dutiful pet owners are concerned about what to do to protect their pets. The mosquitoes are still out in full force and thirsty for blood. Here are some facts and advice to get you through until the weather...

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Heartworm Disease – Better to Prevent than Get

Heartworm Disease – Better to Prevent than Get

You may have heard of heartworm disease in dogs but, living in the north, you may not be especially concerned. However, like many parasites that have historically been more of a concern in the south, heartworm is also on the rise in Massachusetts. A decade ago...

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