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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...

March 24, 2016

Pretend that you live in New England. Given that fact alone, there is a good chance your dog has been exposed to Lyme disease. If you have been consistent with tick preventative, then that chance is decreased, but unfortunately still present. Own a cat that likes to wa...

March 14, 2016

I moved to New England from the Midwest and quickly became familiar with Lyme disease (borreliosis) shortly thereafter. First, a few quick facts: Lyme disease is a tick borne illness carried by the deer tick (Ixodes genus). I don't know a lot about the disease in peopl...

February 29, 2016

Question: what is the major reason that cats are surrendered to shelters?

Answer: house soiling.


For the above reason, I would consider house soiling (which includes inappropriate urination and spraying) as a life-threatening condition for a cat. This is a complicated t...

February 14, 2016

My definition of practice philosophy: "how I approach my clients regarding communication methods and attitude." A practice philosophy isn't something that I really considered much in veterinary school. Once I was out of school, though, I realized that every veterinaria...

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