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It has been over a year since the first news about the possible correlation between grain free dog foods and heart disease.  Much has been written during that time, some information accurate, some more conjecture than fact.  Even after this period of time and abundant attention paid to this topic, the actual cause is still… Continue reading

Posted on July 30th, 2019 in Canine Medicine | Comments Off on Update on Grain Free Dog Foods and Heart Disease

Given the weather we have had in New England this spring, I have been a bit superstitious to invoke that elusive but highly anticipated next season. However, it actually looks like summer is going to make an appearance. With temperatures in the 80’s the last few days, a quick reminder is in order. 1. Best… Continue reading

We are very grateful for your recommendations and the influx of new patients during the past year. Many have found us as a principle resource for Photobiomodulation (aka: Low Level Laser Therapy) while others value our full service capabilities residing under a single roof. Ultrasound, surgery, ophthalmology and internal medicine are just a small sampling… Continue reading

Brockton Animal Hospital has been a leader in the use of Photobiomodulation, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, in the Boston area for nearly fifteen years. Although the initial use was as a drug free treatment for arthritis and other orthopedic injuries, treatment has expanded to include chronic kidney and liver disease, neurologic and… Continue reading

Posted on April 19th, 2019 in Integrative Medicine, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Photobiomodulation (Low Level laser Therapy) Now Front and Center in the Opoid Crisis

It happens every year in veterinary exam rooms across the country. Time for the annual checkup and the vet looks at you and your pet and says: “looks like its been a long winter….her weight is up a bit” to which you reply “she always gains a bit in the winter and then loses it… Continue reading

Maybe not really an epidemic, but the frequency with which we now diagnose Pancreatitis in our canine and feline friends has become alarming. It is becoming one of the most common internal diseases we are now treating in companion animal practice. There are many concerns when pets suffer from pancreatitis. Dogs and cats are more… Continue reading

February, as many of you are aware, is Pet Dental Health month. It is the one month of the year when we focus our attention even more than usual on the health and hygiene of your cat and dog’s oral cavity. Although brushing your pet’s teeth with an appropriate enzymatic tooth gel is the absolute… Continue reading

Although many parts of the country have already been dealing with cold temperatures, snow and ice, New England has seen a relatively quiet winter to this point. That changed dramatically this last weekend with snow, ice, sleet, rain, single digit temperatures and, finally, blustery winds. For us humans, it is relatively straightforward. Add layers, heavy… Continue reading

Recently there has been a tremendous amount of information circulated that implicates feeding grain free veterinary diets as being one cause of Cardiomyopathy, a serious and potentially fatal disease of dogs and cats.  It has been known for many years that feline diets deficient in Taurine, an essential amino acid, can lead to cardiomyopathy in cats. If the… Continue reading

Posted on January 14th, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grain Free or Grain Inclusive…….what is the real story?

With the New Year around the corner, what better time to look forward and see what’s new in the care of your four legged friend in the coming year? Although many of the below trends have started a year or two ago, some treatments, medications and novel approaches to care are clearly gaining momentum. Here… Continue reading

Posted on December 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veterinary Care in 2019