Common Medical Problems

Regardless of your species of choice, nails exist on the end of their toes. Be it cats, dogs, rabbits, or whatever, nail trimming is something that will need to be done periodically. Cats, of course, like to use scratching posts, door trim, sofas or whatever they can to exercise their toes and keep their nails… Continue reading

Once again, as the holiday season approaches, it is time to keep a closer watch on our pets with all the tempting things that will be around. It is impossible to list all of the missteps taken by our canine and feline friends over the years, but it is worth listing a few just to… Continue reading

It is the first day back in the office since co-chairing and attending the WALT 2018 Conference in Nice, France (how lucky to attend a medical coference there!). Again I am amazed at how far the science and medicine of Light Therapy has come in the nearly twenty years since we have been working in… Continue reading

The recent heavy rains in many parts of the country are just a reminder that plants, flowers and other ornamentals are growing at a unusually fast rate this summer, a time when growth is often the slowest.  As a result, mushrooms, tulips, lilies, rhododendrons and a variety of other potentially toxic plants are looking as healthy as ever. … Continue reading

Loading the car, the camper, the SUV or whatever vehicle is your favorite means of vacation travel, takes a lot planning.  If you are camping there is only so much room for equipment, food storage, water,  etc. If you are staying with friends, in hotels, cabins or on a boat, last minute decisions as far as what to bring are typical.  Likewise, if you… Continue reading

There is much concern among pet owners and veterinarians alike regarding the rapid rise in the cost of pet medical care. The issue for all of us who have pet companions is obvious; can we afford the best care for our pets? Similarly, for those of us who work in the veterinary profession, we worry… Continue reading

Just a quick reminder from us, or shall I say our pets. It looks like winter is finally done (knock on wood) and spring is here, The recent rain, spring thaw and temperatures in the mid 60’s is perfect for all of us to get back into the swing of the outdoors. Exercise, gardening, strolling… Continue reading

What do a feline in Texas, a horse in California and a dog in the United Kingdom have in common? They are all feeling well and thriving as the result of Laser (Photobiomodulation) treatment for Chronic or Acute Kidney Disease. It is not just the dogs and cats of Boston that are being treated with… Continue reading

As anxious as we all are to usher out winter and welcome spring, it certainly has not been a painless transition this year. March seemed like February and February seemed (at times) like early April. But finally mother nature appears poised to give us a break…..she skipped us on the last snowstorm and when the… Continue reading