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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

It was heart wrenching to hear of the losses during the hurricane that devastated the Carolinas. Many people lost their homes and, horrifically, some lost their lives. Although the loss of property is not always preventable, most can be is replaced. Sadly many of the people who died, did so because they were unwilling to… Continue reading

Now that we have a decent list of things that you may need along the way, what other issues need to be considered?  Assuming there is an intended destination, its time to think about where to stay along the way.  This involves two issues, namely how far are  you and your pal likely to travel… 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

Nothing is more fun than going on vacation with your pet.  Although it may seem daunting at first, with a bit of practice it becomes so second nature that you will wonder why you didn’t do it before.  Over the next couple of posts, we will review the ins and outs of pet companion travel. … Continue reading

Posted on July 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Traveling with Your Pets?

In the previous posts, we examined why pet health care has become so expensive and what you, as a pet owner, can do to reduce your exposure to high priced veterinary care. Once your dog or cat is hospitalized, financial matters are still under your control. It has become common during the education of veterinarians… 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

After last year’s divisive presidential campaign fraught with politicking, personal promotion and prejudice, I took a three week road trip south (with Lou the dog) in an attempt to “get back in touch” with who we really were in this country. To my considerable relief I found that the great majority of Americans that I… Continue reading

Four years ago at the Brockton Animal Hospital, we initiated a pilot study on the treatment of Chronic Renal (Kidney) Disease using Low Level Laser Therapy (now known as PBMT or Photobiomodulation Therapy). As some of you may remember from previous posts, the study progressed for two years at which time we reported the conclusion… Continue reading

We are all aware that the term “Working Dog” has a broad definition. Seeing Eye Dogs, Bomb and Drug sniffing dogs, Dogs that help the Hearing Impaired, Emotional Support Dogs that work with PTSD veterans, Herding Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs……the list goes on and on. At the Brockton Animal Hospital we have taken care… Continue reading