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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...

February 5, 2016

I got a Tax ID number, I went through about 5 different names, set up a bank account, bought a bunch of stuff, had someone take pictures and make a logo, made a website, and made a Facebook page (even though I barely frequent my own personal fb page). All this in the n...

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