News & Updates

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

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

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

Kidney disease in pets has always been one my two most dreaded disease. The other being cancer. While advances have been made steadily on the cancer front as we have gained better understanding of how to improve quality of life and longevity, Chronic Renal Disease has seen only small steps. Although improved chemistry and blood… Continue reading