Articles

Some thoughts on Fat

Feline obesity has become quite a hot topic for several reasons. One is that unfortunately, we have plenty of “subjects” to study! And there are several parallels between cats and people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Parasite Prevention

We are fortunate to not have a high incidence of heartworm in this area. This is due to high compliance by our dog owners as well as the ever changing climate here in New England. However, we have plenty of other parasites that can affect BOTH pets and humans called intestinal parasites.

Pain Management

Pain is one of the hottest topics at veterinary conferences in the last ten years. Previously, pain was viewed as a necessary evil. Fortunately, pain care has become a focus of veterinary research as well as daily practice.

Muscular Dystrophy in Labrador Retrievers

Muscular dsytrophy is a rare condition that affects the muscle of the dog. Signs can range from exercise intolerance to episodes of weakness and possible collapse.

Microchipping

We recommend the Home Again chip for permanent identification of your dog or cat. Although it has been available for years, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita showed how important it can be to identify your pet permanently.

How to obtain a urine sample from your cat or dog

There are times when we will be asking you to obtain a urine sample from your cat or dog. No, we are not asking for the impossible! You can do it.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that was developed by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann 200 years ago. It is based primarily on the "law of similars".

Holiday Hazards

There are a number of common potential toxicities and troubles that our pets can get into during this season.

Good Dog Aquatic Fitness

Good Dog Aquatic Fitness provides skilled rehabilitative services in a dog friendly environment.

Flower Essence Therapy

Flower essence therapies are infusions of flowers that work with the body’s emotional state.
Otitis / Ear Infections

Otitis/Ear Inflammation

Many people are familiar with ear "infections" that occur quite commonly in children these days. Our dog patients can also be affected by these problems.

Lyme Disease

As the weather gets nice and more of us are out with our pets, we realize that we are not alone. There are sometimes hundreds of ticks just waiting in the brush and grasses to join us.

Heartworm Facts

Heartworm is transmitted by infected blood sucking mosquitos. The microscopic larvae that the mosquito injects into the animal's skin then matures into adult worms in approximately 6 months.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Many chronic gastrointestinal problems are lumped under the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, other types are dietary indiscretion, parasites, metabolic, congenital and cancerous.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease Syndrome: Litter Box Blues

Many cats today can suffer from cystitis, an inflammation in their urinary system. There can be several causes of cystitis, therefore it is also referred to as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease Syndrome or FLUTD.

Canine Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the condition of deterioration of joint surfaces and bones that occurs relatively frequently in our canine patients. Many breeds are predisposed to osteoarthritis while others may become susceptible after an injury...

Xylitol Warning and Other Toxins

Xylitol is a sugar substitute and can be found in gum, chocolates, even toothpaste! In dogs, xylitol can cause a drop on blood sugar, with difficulty walking, collapse and seizures. It can even cause liver failure and death.
Acute Moist Dermatitis: The Hot spot

Acute Moist Dermatitis: The Hot spot

Along with the fun of summer, for many dogs there is a somewhat unpleasant side effect of the romps in the grass and ocean..the hot spot!