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When It’s Time to Say Goodbye, Celebrate your Pet’s Life

January 28, 2016

We had to say goodbye to a very dear friend this past week. Our ten year old Irish Setter, Red, decided it was time to move on to his next spiritual journey after a three month fight with T-cell lymphoma. It was sad, to say the least, but as the days have passed the positive floods forward. It is not just recalling when he was a puppy or his hijinks during his middle years but rather the memories of these last couple of months which we turned into a celebration of his life. Though he was on several medications until... View Article

Pets from Around the World (part I)

January 7, 2016

Whenever we travel to different parts of the world whether for conferences, pleasure or both, it is always fascinating to observe pets. Pet owners across cultures seem to have one thing in common…..they love their pets and form strong bonds with them. A recent trip to Italy to speak at a conference and then on to Turkey for some sightseeing did not disappoint. The cities, the squares, the villages and the countryside were all enhanced by the presence of pets and their owners. A unique aspect of Turkish canine pet culture is a government sponsored program where stray dogs in... View Article

A Thought for the Holidays

December 14, 2015

Several years ago while I was working at my desk updating patient files, a thought occurred to me. I had just finished opening the day’s mail, complete with many holiday cards from various vendors. Most of these cards were printed, no personal touch and very formulaic. They didn’t inspire much in the way of warm fuzzy feelings for the season and in fact quite the opposite. I wished these companies hadn’t bothered with cards as I doubted many customers found them particularly meaningful. I began to ponder all the money that was spent by businesses throughout the world on an... View Article

Light (Laser) Therapy Treatment of Dogs and Cats with Kidney Disease Impresses at International Conference

November 17, 2015

“Laser Florence 2015 The International Year of Light ” was the official name of the conference in Florence, Italy where two of our patients had their cases presented to an audience that included veterinarians, medical doctors and university researchers. Treatment of chronic renal disease using light therapy created a major stir throughout the conference. The responses ranged from surprise that we would think to use a light device for this application, to both amazement and skepticism regarding the benefits we seem to be achieving. It all culminated in a request from a major university human medical school to collaborate with... View Article

Two Brockton Animal Hospital Cases “Travel” to Italy

November 2, 2015

On November 4th two Brockton Animal Hospital patients will “travel” to Florence, Italy. They won’t actually be flying to Europe but the International Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ISLMS) is holding their annual medical conference. For the first time in their history there will be a veterinary tract as part of this human medical conference. Dr. Hirschberg will be presenting on the topic of light therapy and its benefit in the treatment of kidney disease in dogs and cats. “Terra”, a 13 year old Chow mix canine and “Ginger” an 11 year old Domestic Short Hair cat both suffer... View Article

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