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June 17, 2017

According to the CDC, there are 4.5 million dog bites annually and children are at highest risk for being bitten. Studies have shown that the majority of adults cannot accurately read dogs' body language when the dogs are exhibiting signs of being fearful or anxious. F...

May 13, 2017

If your household is anything like mine, it is kind of a zoo most of the time. There are people and pets in and out, little kids making messes, and always lots to do. Sometimes my sweet dogs get a little lost in all the hubbub. What kinds of things can I do for them to...

March 2, 2017

Here are some interesting statistics I read recently: more than half of U.S. cat and dog owners take their pets with them when they travel. And more sobering: about 30,000 accidents are caused each year by unrestrained dogs in the front seat. 

Traveling with our furry f...

January 6, 2017

A new baby in the house means a lot of new sights, sounds and smells for the other members of your family, including your pets. Here are some things to think about as you prepare to bring a baby home: 

What changes will happen to the dog's routine when the baby arr...

December 17, 2016

It is beginning to feel a lot like winter here in New England. The first hint it was coming was that it was finally cold enough to pull out my winter coat a couple weeks ago. It started snowing at my house early this morning and as I am looking out the window it is sti...

November 12, 2016

What age qualifies a pet as geriatric? Many people have heard the ratio of dogs aging 7 human years for each calendar year, but the truth is that even within the canine family, larger dogs age much faster than smaller dogs. For small cats and dogs, many consider 11.5 y...

October 8, 2016

Halloween can be a spooky experience for pets! 

The AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association) shared 7 tips for keeping your pets safe on Halloween. Among these: don't give your pets candy (and keep it out of their reach!) This especially includes chocolate a...

August 3, 2016

AVMA (the American Veterinary Medical Association) wrote this helpful post about what to expect after your pet gets vaccinated. Vaccinations are not completely benign: there is a small risk associated with every medical procedure, including vaccinations. These include...

July 2, 2016

For dogs with storm anxiety and their owners, the 4th of July, as well as every summer storm, is a big deal. There are a number of treatment options, including white noise, pressure jackets, and a variety of different drugs that may help to greater or lesser degrees de...

June 29, 2016

It's true, they happen. I recently met an adorable cat, purchased from a breeder and completely indoors, who had a very high fecal count of roundworm ova. It surprised both the owner and myself given the history of the cat, but it was a good reminder that even indoor a...

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