News & Updates

Keep Your Kitty Safe During the HolidaysDuring the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in shopping, decorating, entertaining and everything else, but those activities can be traumatic for cats, and your beautiful decorations may be deadly. Here are some common-sense tips and precautions to help assure your cat’s safety, comfort and well-being… Continue reading

As pet owners we all tend to closely observe our pets.  We know their habits, behaviors and routines.  So when something doesn’t seem quite right….what should we do?  As a veterinarian I always consider the pet family’s observation  the most valuable clue we have in evaluating health.  Of course sometimes we all push the panic… Continue reading

Well, not really but after recently returning from the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT) meeting in Brisbane, Australia I was amazed at the amount of research that was progressing around the world. Though primarily a meeting for doctors in the human field, I was asked to be a speaker at the meeting and presented… Continue reading

There is an unusual aspect to fall in New England.  For some unknown reason there is an increase in  Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease at the onset of the cooler fall weather.  FLUTD as this condition is most often named is associated with many different diseases.   Interstitial Cystitis or severe inflammation and pain in the… Continue reading

Overweight or obesity in dogs and cats is a problem that has grown to alarming proportions.  Although it is our responsibility as  pet caretakers to manage their weight, the majority of pet food manufacturers have not  helped.  In their efforts to provide foods that are nutritious, low residue and palatable the industry has produced many… Continue reading

West Nile Virus; Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE); mosquito spraying in this town or that one……..You can’t watch, listen or read the news without hearing about these vector (mosquito or other insects) borne diseases.  When it comes to our dogs and cats do we need to worry? The term “worry” might be a bit strong but… Continue reading

As the summer heat and humidity wind down our cats and dogs begin one of their favorite activities……..they scratch.  Or they bite at themselves or rub their back on the rug, furniture and whatever else they can find to scratch that itch.  Is it fleas…or allergies?  Actually it could be both. As summer segues into… Continue reading

Sooner or later all of us with pets will have to clean up an unfortunate mess.  According to pet health insurance company statistics, digestive  problems such as vomiting and diarrhea are two of the  most common reasons that pet owners present cats and dogs to the veterinarian.  While an occasional episode is not usually life… Continue reading

Daily in our veterinary practice clients bring in cats as well as dogs stating that their pet has an infected ear.  Often the most common symptom is scratching at the ear or shaking the head.  Family members will often comment that there is an odor or discharge around the pet’s head.  Frequently the family suspects… Continue reading