Geriatric Care

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery in Dogs

Written on October 10, 2018 by Kristen Gervais, DVM, MS, DACVO

What are cataracts? A cataract is defined as any opacity or cloudiness within the lens of the eye. The lens of the eye functions much…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dogs, Dr. Kristen Gervais, Geriatric Care, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Ophthalmology, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, Specialty Services
Hospital: Boston West veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs & Cats

Written on October 03, 2018 by Hathaway Fiocchi, DVM, DACVIM

Since 2011, there has been over a 30% increase in dogs diagnosed with diabetes, and over a 15% increase in cats diagnosed with diabetes. Understanding the symptoms and being…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Cats, Dogs, Geriatric Care, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, SAVES, What's Your Diagnosis
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning

Written on March 07, 2017 by Elaine Ferrera, AS, CVT, CCRA

Can dogs benefit from Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning? Heck yes they can! Dogs suffering from chronic pain, an injury, or recovering from surgery can benefit…

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Categories: Dogs, Geriatric Care, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Pain Management, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Surgery
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Winter Pet Safety

Written on December 16, 2016 by Lauren Parece

We all are familiar with the risks of pets overheating in the hot summer days, but the severe cold can also be a serious threat….

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Cats, Dogs, General, Geriatric Care, Hospitals, Lauren Parece, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, SAVES
Hospital: IVG by Ethos

Chronicles of a Client Care Coordinator

Written on November 08, 2016 by Jaclyn Pugh

I have been at my job for 5 years now, and still love it. I get to see all sorts of cute fluffy pets and…

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Categories: Cats, Dogs, General, Geriatric Care, Hospitals, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Hospital: Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Pet First Aid Kits

Written on October 06, 2016 by Lauren Parece

Every pet parent’s worst fear is having something bad happen to their beloved friend. No matter how calm, cool, and collected I think I am,…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Cats, Dogs, Geriatric Care, Hospitals, Lauren Parece, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, SAVES
Hospital: IVG by Ethos

When is it “time?”- The Difficult Discussion About Euthanasia

Written on July 20, 2016 by Krista Vernaleken, VMD

When I was in veterinary school, I adopted this wonderful basset hound, Murphy. He was a great vet school pet – content to hang out…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Krista Vernaleken, General, Geriatric Care, Hospitals
Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

Taking Your Pet’s Vitals

Written on July 30, 2015 by Dr. Sheila Bennett

One of the most important parts of being a pet owner is knowing when your dog or cat isn’t feeling well and should be seen…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Cats, Dogs, Education, Emergency / Critical Care, General, Geriatric Care, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, SAVES
Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

Degenerative Myelopathy

Written on February 12, 2014 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) and Charles Evans, MPT, CCRP

What is Degenerative Myelopathy? With diseases like Degenerative Myelopathy, which have no cure, one of the most important coping mechanisms for owners can be information….

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Categories: Charlie Evans, Dr. Mark Troxel, Geriatric Care, Neurology, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Preventive Care, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

German Shepherds and Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) … or “bloat”

Written on July 01, 2013 by Jill Depto, DVM

The Breed The German Shepherd Dog, originating in Germany in the 1880s, was bred to be a multipurpose working dog.  The German Shepherd has played…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dogs, Dr. Jill Depto, Emergency / Critical Care, Geriatric Care, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, Specialty Services, Staff Members, Surgery, WRKO
Hospital: IVG MetroWest

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