Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever is not just an old Ted Nugent song, it is also a disease that people can catch from cats. The bacteria, Bartonella henselae, is transmitted by the scratch (or possibly bite) of a cat. Since it is transmitted from animals to people it is categorized...
The Importance of Parasite Testing

The Importance of Parasite Testing

Why is fecal parasite testing important? Yes, we live in the north and have very cold and snowy winters. Intuitively one would think that this would help kill many parasites. Believe it or not we do actually see lots of pets with intestinal parasites in Massachusetts....
The Secret Lives of Fleas

The Secret Lives of Fleas

The weather is getting warmer and we are seeing an increase in the humidity and the fleas are so happy that their favorite weather is here. These tiny, blood-sucking insects can be a real nuisance. They can cause anemia, spread disease, cause tapeworm infections and...