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When your pet is squinting, teary or red-eyed, it’s time to see a vet

Fleas and your pet in the hospital

We are sometimes asked whether a pet could acquire fleas while hospitalized. This informational flyer is intended to help you understand fleas and their control and treatment.

Traveling with Pets: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

As a pet owner, one of the big decisions you’ll have to make when you’re planning a trip or vacation is should you take your companion pets along or leave them behind at home. Either way, all of this involves a number of considerations and requires some very careful planning. Read the full story.

Watch Out for Potentially Dangerous Summer Poisons

Summertime has a way of introducing new curiosities that your pet may be apt to explore or to which he/she may be exposed. Pets, like children, can be naturally curious, so it’s important to pet-proof your home as you would for a child. Read the full story.

“I’ll Be Right Home”

You return from work and find your dog has recently chewed through the screen on your patio door. Your neighbor also reports that your dog has been howling and barking all day while you were gone. Are these scenarios familiar? If so, your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. While issues with separation can Read More

Routine Eye Care for Your Pets

Your pet depends on you for just about everything, and helping him or her maintain optimal eye health is one very important element to consider. While your pet may attempt to clean his or her eyes by pawing them or rubbing against carpeting or furniture, he or she runs the risk of scratching the eye, Read More

Take Shade: Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Summer is almost upon us and with temperatures reaching 80 to 90 degrees on many New England days, it is important to keep in mind how heat can affect our furry four-legged friends. Heat-related illness can take one of two forms: heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is the first phase of illness, but Read More

Pet insurance: Weighing your options

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, expenditures for veterinary services doubled between 1980 and 2005, largely due to huge technological advances in veterinary medicine. The majority of clients pay for veterinary fees with discretionary income, and yet only 3{521180f15dd2027168675d163050da1d8b0b17eced28e0e8276c7111b943c8aa} of American pet owners hold pet insurance policies. Read More

Lyme Disease in Your Companion Pets

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. We hear a lot about this disease in humans, but it’s important as a pet owner to understand that your pets are also prone to infection if exposed. In New England, where the incidence of human Lyme disease is high, pets in Read More