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  • Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

    Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

    Grain free dog and cat foods are being promoted on TV ads and at your local pet speciality stores, but are they really healthier for our pets?  Not according to veterinary nutritionists Dr. Lisa Freeman and Dr. Cailin Heinze from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. “Interestingly, diets that contain more meat and less grain…

  • Good Morning Wareham, December 9, 2013

    Good Morning Wareham, December 9, 2013

    Dr. Rachel Francis on Good Morning Wareham, December 9, 2013

  • Good Morning Wareham, November 18, 2013

    Good Morning Wareham, November 18, 2013

    Dr. Rachel Francis on Good Morning Wareham, November 18,2013

  • Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

    Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

    Cats like countdowns, its more exciting! #5.  I need a check up.  Yeah, I know, it seems like every time you get out that dusty carrier and stuff me into it, I hate going more.  But can’t you try to make it a little more fun?  How about getting me a nice cosy soft carrier…

  • Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great Prizes!

    Howl-O-Ween Contest! Great Prizes!

    Email a picture of your pet dressed up and we will enter you into our Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great prizes, including a year’s supply of Frontline to the winner!  You can also enter by posting pictures onto our facebook page.  

  • Good Morning Wareham, October 7, 2013

    Good Morning Wareham, October 7, 2013

    Dr. Rachel Francis on Good Morning Wareham, October 7, 2013

  • Good Morning Wareham, September 9, 2013

    Good Morning Wareham, September 9, 2013

    Dr. Rachel Francis on Good Morning Wareham, September 9, 2013

  • The Best Dog and Cat Food

    The Best Dog and Cat Food

    We know you love your pet, and we know you have a tight budget.  So what is the best pet food? An ideal pet food is one that my pet loves to eat, cleans her teeth, and makes her coat shiny.  This dream diet would support her immune system,  be gentle on her stomach, and make…

  • Making a multi species household into a family

    Making a multi species household into a family

    If you have ever felt like children in this picture, trying to return one of your pets to its enclosure, then you probably have a multi-species household. The ducks are in the bathtub again.  Yesterday it was the turtle, but she is back in her terrarium, and now there are four ducks who needed shelter…

  • The Truth about Pet Insurance

    The Truth about Pet Insurance

    Let me tell you a story. My first experience with pet insurance was a bust.  The dog above and on the right (in the headlock) got ringworm on her nose when she was 2 years old.  This dog was the love of my life and I had pet insurance for her.  The medication she required…

  • Why I ride my bike to work

    Why I ride my bike to work

    I am almost 40 years old, and mother of two daughters, and a business owner, so you may wonder why I would put the time and effort into riding my bicycle to the animal hospital as often as weather permits. Well, it makes me a better doctor, manager, mother, and overall human being. How?  Well…

  • #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, adenovirus, and parainfluenza virus.  Most feline distemper vaccines…