Emergency / Critical Care

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease: What You Should Know

Written on March 27, 2019 by Nancy Thompson, CVT

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a common disorder in male cats. In some cats, the disease can progress to a urethral obstruction (UO),…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Cats, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, SAVES, Specialty Services
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Common Puppy Emergencies and Specialty Cases

Written on March 22, 2019 by Rachael Gillis

Very few things in life are as cute and lovable as a puppy. But yet, so fragile! Puppies, as with most young animals, tend to be very…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, SAVES, Specialty Services
Hospital: Ethos Veterinary Health

Urinary Blockage in Cats

Written on February 20, 2019 by Rocio Carrasco, ECC Clinical Floor Supervisor

Urinary blockage, or urinary obstruction (UO), is a very common disease that occurs mostly in male cats but may also affect dogs and female cats….

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Cats, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals, Preventive Care
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Dakota’s Run in the Woods – When a Team Comes Together to Save a Life

Written on January 10, 2019 by Team Contributors from Mass Vet

Every once in a while, a case comes to one of our hospitals (in this case Mass Vet) that is so complex that it requires…

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Categories: Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Pain Management, Surgery
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Pet Emergencies: What Can’t Wait Tonight or Over the Weekend

Written on December 07, 2018 by Katie Sakakeeny, DVM, DACVECC

Cats and dogs can have a variety of symptoms that may or may not need immediate evaluation and treatment by a veterinarian. It is helpful…

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Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Caring for an Ill Senior Cat and the Lessons I Learned Along the Way

Written on August 27, 2018 by Rachael Gillis

Kidney (renal) disease affects 1 out of every 3 senior cats. 94% of cats who develop hyperthyroidism are over 10 years old. 1 in 5…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Cats, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, SAVES, What's Your Diagnosis
Hospital: Ethos Veterinary Health

A Day in the Life: ER Vet Tech

Written on August 23, 2018 by Rocio Carrasco, ECC Clinical Floor Supervisor

We start and end our days caring for beings that can’t speak for themselves. We see animals at their very worst, and without being able…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals, Internal Medicine
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

5 Tips for the Waiting Room of a Veterinary Emergency Hospital

Written on July 13, 2018 by Marissa Ann Pirkey

One of the most harrowing experiences a pet-parent can face is waiting in the lobby of a veterinary emergency hospital. Every day, we see folks…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Xylitol – A Common Food Additive with Severe Toxic Effects in Dogs

Written on February 14, 2018 by Sam Stewart, DVM, DACVECC

Xylitol was discovered in the late 19th century and has become widely used as an artificial sweetener. It is made through the processing of polymers…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Dogs, Dr. Samuel Stewart, Education, Emergency / Critical Care, Hospitals, Internal Medicine, Preventive Care, Specialty Services
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Porcupines and Canine Curiosity: A Terrible Combination

Written on May 09, 2017 by Lori Dinsmore, LVT, VTS (SAIM)

A walk in the woods with your dog is a great escape all year-round, through snowy trails or summery heat. As we head outside and into…

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Categories: Cats, Dogs, Emergency / Critical Care, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Hospital: Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

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Natick, MA 01760
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Woburn, MA 01801
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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North Andover, MA 01845
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