News & Updates

For all of those who have been patiently waiting (other than Jess, that is), Olivia arrived this past Saturday morning to very excited parents. Showing the dedication that all of our staff seem to have toward our patients, clients and fellow workers, Jess put in a normal eight hour day on Friday, commuted the hour… Continue reading

Posted on November 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on It’s a Girl!!!! Jess is a Mom!

The best thing about Anal Glands? The fact that WE don’t have them! For those of you who have never heard of Anal Glands (Anal Sacs) or who have never had to deal with issues regarding them in your dog or cat, consider yourself fortunate. Many, if not most pet owners, are familiar with the… Continue reading

The last few weeks at the Brockton Animal Hospital have been filled with wellness visits, sick dogs and sick cats that need help, and using laser therapy to treat many pets in the Boston area and from all over Massachusetts. It has been a fun couple of weeks as the kids go back to school… Continue reading

At the time of this writing, Hurricane Irma has devastated islands in the Caribbean, made landfall in Florida and is moving into Georgia to wreak havoc there. Harvey has already done its destruction in Texas but the societal aftershocks will be felt for years. We hear constant reports on radio, TV and online. Loss of… Continue reading

A client asked last week: “Who do you think is smarter, dogs or cats?” After pondering for a short moment I responded……”we need to add humans to that mix.” The age old question of which species is smarter is never an easy one. Do we consider survival capability? Problem solving? The ability to know what… Continue reading

For nearly twelve years now, Laser Therapy for both dogs and cats has been our standard of care when dealing with a variety of conditions such as osteoarthritis, injury, disc disease and many others. We have seen so many successes that sometimes seem barely short of miraculous, that it has altered the way in which… Continue reading

Perhaps it was the long winter….or maybe it was the very slow start to summer season. Whatever the reason, the Brockton Animal Hospital has seen an influx of new kittens and puppies at a rate much higher than usual. Why is it so important to bring your new pet to a veterinarian as soon as… Continue reading

We rarely do anything conventionally at the Brockton Animal Hospital. Every patient is unique, no two illnesses are identical and no holiday party should be boring or held until well after the holidays are over. With that in mind, several weeks ago (I’m a bit late in posting this) we celebrated the long past holidays… Continue reading

While we have all been complaining about the spring weather that just didn’t seem to want to show up, thoughts of fleas, ticks and the diseases they carry have very much been in the background. Of course there have been some occasional pockets of these nasty little pests but by in large we have gotten… Continue reading

These are questions that we all wonder about (at least I do). “Common knowledge” states that dogs don’t see color because they have an absence of cones, a component of the retina which allows for color vision. As far as cats are concerned, the typical assumption is that cats can see better at night than… Continue reading