News & Updates

Brockton Animal Hospital has been a leader in the use of Photobiomodulation, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, in the Boston area for nearly fifteen years. Although the initial use was as a drug free treatment for arthritis and other orthopedic injuries, treatment has expanded to include chronic kidney and liver disease, neurologic and… Continue reading

Posted on April 19th, 2019 in Integrative Medicine, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Photobiomodulation (Low Level laser Therapy) Now Front and Center in the Opoid Crisis

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

Recently there has been a tremendous amount of information circulated that implicates feeding grain free veterinary diets as being one cause of Cardiomyopathy, a serious and potentially fatal disease of dogs and cats.  It has been known for many years that feline diets deficient in Taurine, an essential amino acid, can lead to cardiomyopathy in cats. If the… Continue reading

Posted on January 14th, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grain Free or Grain Inclusive…….what is the real story?

With the New Year around the corner, what better time to look forward and see what’s new in the care of your four legged friend in the coming year? Although many of the below trends have started a year or two ago, some treatments, medications and novel approaches to care are clearly gaining momentum. Here… Continue reading

Posted on December 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veterinary Care in 2019

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

Having been involved in the field of Photobiomodulation(Low Level Laser Therapy) for many years, we are often contacted by pet owners both in the Boston area and internationally. We frequently write and review articles, read journals, assess possible research projects and consult in all phases of using light to treat medical conditions in animals as… 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