Hospitals

5 Quick Tips for Boarding Your Dog at a Kennel

Written on August 05, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

Summer is a popular time for travel, and sometimes those travel plans don’t include your dog. That’s okay! Some dogs don’t make the best travel…

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

Exotic Pet Tales: The Pollinator Problem & Saving the Bees (and the Birds!)

Written on August 02, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

A few of the important roles played by veterinarians include helping with protection of endangered species, ensuring food safety, and animal advocacy. This month, those…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Exotic Pet Tales, Hospitals, Wildlife

A Complete Guide to Exercising Your Dog in the Summer

Written on July 16, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

It’s seen all over the world, no matter when summer arrives, we are bombarded with images or stories of dogs suffering with heat stroke. For some,…

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

Lake Hazards for Your Dog

Written on June 25, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

The time has come again to head up to the lake house! You’ve packed up the car, the kids are ready to go, and the…

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

The Dangers of Heatstroke

Written on June 20, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

The spring and summer months are a great time to get out and about with our canine family members. Unfortunately heatstroke is a life-threatening condition…

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Categories: Dogs, General, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care

Exotic Pet Tales: Backyard Flocks in New England (Chickens, Ducks, Swans, and Geese)

Written on May 28, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

Some of my favorite birds are chickens and ducks. I really love their personalities. They can be a lot of fun to have around if…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Exotic Pet Tales, Hospitals, Specialty Services

Good vs. Bad Breeders

Written on May 22, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

The definition of a puppy mill is: “An establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane.”  You…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Hospitals

What is this Human-Animal Bond?

Written on May 03, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

The human-animal bond is often used to describe the relationship shared between people and animals. Pet owners know it is so much more than a…

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Categories: Cats, Dogs, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Social Work, Specialty Services

When Should You Consider Physical Rehabilitation for your Dog or Cat

Written on May 03, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

Canine Physical Rehabilitation* is a treatment regimen that involves reducing discomfort and increasing or regaining the physical abilities of our pets. Our pets live to be…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Cats, Dogs, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Pain Management, Preventive Care, Specialty Services

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

Written on May 03, 2019 by Staff Veterinarian

Cancer is unfortunately common in older dogs. Hemangiosarcoma is one of the more serious and rapidly growing forms of cancer found in dogs. Here’s what you…

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