Archive for the Healthy Pets Category

What Is A Foreign Body?

What Is A Foreign Body?

This picture was posted on my practice manager’s door this past week. She and I are in the same boat; we both adopted a pair of kittens. We are finding the holiday season a challenge with our new family members.  Everything sparkly, shiny, crinkly, and ringing or

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#3. What is a distemper vaccine, and why does my dog and cat need it?

#3. What is a distemper vaccine, and why does my dog and cat need it?

From the series “Top Twenty Questions Veterinary Clients Ask” Distemper vaccines are multivalent. This means a distemper vaccine protects your pet against 3-4 of the common viruses that can cause illness or death in cats and dogs.  Most canine distemper vaccines are comprised of modified distemper, parvovirus,

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Worms!

Worms!

Internal parasitic infection is one of the most common problems.       Symptoms of internal parasite infection include:      loose or frequent bowel movements,      anal irritation,      poor coat,      skin problems,      general itchiness,      bloating,      weight loss,      bad breath,      colic,      failure

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Heartworm

Heartworm

Preventing heartworm disease in your pet is inexpensive and the right thing to do.  For dogs, the chance of them becoming infected if bitten by a mosquito carrying heartworm is 90%.  Once infected, the heartworms take up residence in the right side of the heart, attaching to

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Vaccines

Vaccines

Regular immunizations are the foundation of your pets good health.  Vaccinating your pet will prevent fatal illness.  Side effects are very uncommon and usually mild.  The benefits of vaccinating your pet are simply amazing! RABIES One little vaccine, and your dog, cat,  ferret, horse, goat, pig and

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Fleas & Ticks

Fleas & Ticks

As pet owners, fleas and ticks are a big concern.  Flea infestations can be costly and time consuming, and ticks carry diseases. We do NOT recommend you use over the grocery or pet store flea (OTC) and tick products.  OTC products are all permethrin pesticides.  Permethrin has

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Dog Parks in MA

Dog Parks in MA

Dog Parks in MA and Dog Friendly Beaches in MA Here are some links and resources for great places to take your dog! Massachusetts Dog Travel Guide A list of pet friendly hotels massachusetts. Fido Loves: Another listing of Boston Area Dog-Friendly Beaches A local blogger shares

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