Thank you to Emma Marie's Grooming & Dog Daycare for helping us beat the heat with a visit from the Ice Cream Man! I've never seen grown adults so excited to hear the bells of an ice cream truck! ... See MoreSee Less
Warnings have been issued in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island for toxic blue-green algae found in several bodies of water. All recreation within any affected waters should be avoided, especially for pets.
Contact with the cyanobacteria can cause skin, nose, eye, and throat irritation. Ingestion can cause stomachache, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headache, fever, or liver damage.
Please view the included links for more information on toxic blue-green algae, and see the provided list below for currently affected bodies of water in Massachusetts and RI.
Massachusetts: Lower basin Charles River, Boston & Cambridge Martin Pond in North Reading Oldham Pond in Pembroke Savery Pond in Plymouth Schoolhouse Pond in Barnstable Wampatuck Pond in Hanson Hummock Pond in Nantucket Lake Slog in Holland Tully Lake in Athol & Royalston
Rhode Island: Pleasure Lake in Providence Roosevelt Lake in Providence Elm Lake in Providence Almy Pond in Newport Sisson Pond in Portsmouth J.L. Curran Resevoir in Cranston Mashapaug Pond in Providence ... See MoreSee Less
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced that six southeastern communities in the Bristol and Plymouth counties are now at "high risk" from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, virus.
Regarding any risk to dogs, cats, and other animals we are referring to the following public health fact sheet on WNV and EEE in animals as listed on the Mass.gov website.
To aid in mosquito repellency for dogs we do recommend Vectra 3D, a topical parasite preventative. Please note, Vectra 3D is not safe to use on cats. If you have questions regarding your pet's current preventatives please contact our office. ... See MoreSee Less