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Lifestyle

We Love Our Seniors

We Love Our Seniors

For veterinarians and veterinary staff senior pets are often some of our favorite patients. Their families have deeply bonded with them over many years and the devotion that we see from their owners warms our hearts. Wouldn’t it be great if all of our furry family...

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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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Nutrition

Grain-Free Diets: What You Should Know

Grain-Free Diets: What You Should Know

There have been a lot of stories in the news lately that many dogs and a handful of cats have become sick and even died of cardiomyopathy that has been linked to grain-free pet foods. This is really scary for a lot of pet owners who have been feeding these designer,...

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Tackling the Pet Obesity Epidemic

Tackling the Pet Obesity Epidemic

As veterinarians, obesity of pets is one of the most common and preventable problems that we encounter. Pets are simply getting too many calories for their level of activity. We all know that obesity leads to many health problems. It is not good for us and not good...

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Prevention

Yes, You Can Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Yes, You Can Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Many owners are nervous about the prospect of brushing their dog’s teeth when it is suggested by a member of the veterinary team. Dental disease is one of the most common health problems that dogs face and it can usually be prevented completely. The task may be...

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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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