Common Medical Problems

While many of our patients, and clients, are enjoying the benefit of Photobiomodulation (previously Laser Therapy) for conditions such as arthritis, disc or back injuries and anterior cruciate disease, one of the most sought after treatments is for cats and dogs with kidney or renal disease. Although our pilot study included pets with late stage… Continue reading

Finally, the time has come to post something on our page other than updated Covid 19 protocols. Hurray for that!!! I’m certain that many of you are aware that during the last several months families have added pets to their households in record numbers. While this is great news for shelters, rescues and breeders alike,… Continue reading

Posted on October 29th, 2020 in Common Medical Problems | Comments Off on Separation Anxiety………….the Post Corona After Effect

As most medical people will tell you, when an appointment begins and the patient, client, owner or guardian leads with “I looked on Google and this is what is probably wrong……” the tendency is to take a deep breath and let out a sigh. After all, how many years of medical school and clinical experience… 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

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