Canine Medicine

First the disclaimer..….the following is not, in any way, intended to be a conspiracy theory or a hint that the recent increase in an unusual respiratory disease in dogs in the Boston area is related to the human Corona virus in Asia. However, in our practice since late November, 2019 we have treated several patients… Continue reading

Posted on February 18th, 2020 in Canine Medicine, Hospital News | Comments Off on Canine Respiratory Disease and Corona Virus…..an Odd Coincidence

As many of our clients have experienced, Photobiomodulation, also known as Light Therapy or Laser Therapy, has become an indispensable part of our practice. Photobiomodulation treatment of many conditions including injury, osteoarthritis, pancreatitis, liver disease, eye disease, disc disease, on and on is now commonplace in our practice. The results are usually excellent and, in… Continue reading

With the start of the academic year, we all get back to the work at hand and say goodbye to the carefree days of summer. Although we all enjoy the laid back time of July and August, it is always nice to get back to the work at hand. At the Brockton Animal Hospital this… Continue reading

Sadly (for some but maybe not so much for parents) summer is winding down and we are all engaged in the return to the three season “normalcy” of the school year. Supplies, after school programs, day care, work and school schedules are all in the forefront now. While our four legged friends don’t overtly require… Continue reading

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

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