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It looks as if winter has finally lost it’s grip here in New England. Of course I am sure we will still see some chilly days and rainy mornings before the warm and sunny weather really sets in. After a very long, cold and snowy winter in most of the US it is difficult to… Continue reading

As Fairy Dog Parents (FDP) celebrate their fifth birthday in 2014 we at the Brockton Animal Hospital couldn’t be more pleased to be a partner in providing care for their designated pets in need. From a fourteen year old Shar Pei with tumors to an eight year old German Shepherd with pyometra (a serious uterine… Continue reading

Anyone who is reading this post obviously spends time on the Internet. If you are like me the internet has become the “go to” source for beginning to gain information on nearly any topic that arises. I often hear doctors complain about clients searching online for diagnoses as well as treatments for themselves and their… Continue reading

Rarely does a day go by at the Brockton Animal Hospital that this question doesn’t get asked. The reports of bite wounds, fearsome attacks and serious injury are frequently attributed to a breed that is commonly known as the Pit Bull. Often however, this breed is blamed even when there is no evidence. While the… Continue reading

Euthanasia…….at some point in every pet owner’s life we have to make this choice for one of our very best friends. None of us ever want to think about it but it is a reality of pet companions. Although the act is one that puts an end to the discomfort with which our cat or… Continue reading

Managing the carbon footprint (or energy usage) of a facility that houses unwell patients 24/7 is in itself a daunting task. That is until you begin to break down all the areas of energy consumption into a few categories each having their own inefficiencies. Lighting, HVAC (heating and air conditioning systems), Conservation (both climate and… Continue reading

Whether it was the rains early in the spring or the record high temperatures in July, this year is turning out to become one of the worst on record for pets and their allerigies. Dogs and cats that have never been plagued in the past are coming to our office scratching, sneezing, biting at feet,… Continue reading

A more recent player on the Pet Health Insurance stage with a bit of a novel approach is trupanion pet medical insurance.  Although more recently founded than VPI,  trupanion has been in existence for several years and has recently added to their “core” plan to provide optional coverage for Complementary Medical Procedures such as acupuncture… Continue reading

One of the original pet health insurance companies and still in existence is VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance).  They have learned many lessons in their thirty plus years of existence some of which can benefit the pet owner and many which have lead to some complexities in the medical plans available to the consumer.  The flexibility… Continue reading

In the previous post we looked at the importance of health insurance for dogs and cats as the sophistication of veterinary care has escalated dramatically. Fortunately medical insurance for pets has also become more diverse with options that can best suit the needs of the policyholder. This often depends on the species and breed of… Continue reading

Posted on February 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Which Pet Health Insurance to Buy?