Preventive Care

Winter Hiking With Your Dog

Written on February 20, 2018 by Lauren Parece

Outdoor adventures don’t have to stop when the cold weather and first snowfall come around. During the winter months, I trade in my sneakers for…

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

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

A survey of risk factors for digit injuries among dogs training and competing in agility events

Written on January 03, 2018 by Michelle Powers, DVM, DACVS, CCRT, DACVSMR

This article was published in JAVMA January 1, 2018, Vol. 252, No. 1, Pages 75-83 Authors: Debra C. Sellon DVM, PhD, Katherine Martucci, DVM; John R….

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Categories: Dogs, General, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Surgery
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Smile: There’s Beers and Dog Friendly Breweries

Written on October 10, 2017 by Christine Olesen

When the weekend rolls around, there’s nothing I want to do more than hang out with my dogs.  Though I am usually perfectly happy going…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dogs, General, Hospitals
Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

Rabies: what is it and why do we vaccinate?

Written on September 28, 2017 by Krista Vernaleken, VMD

Imagine a disease that could affect anyone, young or old, and can affect any mammal. The animal is bitten, then seems OK for a while….

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Cats, Dogs, General, Preventive Care
Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

15 Pet Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Written on September 19, 2017 by Lauren Parece, Sommer Aweidah, Rachel Gillis

Pet social media accounts have been steadily increasing in number, enabling some real distraction and cuteness overload for humans around the world. We can attest…

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Categories: Cats, Dogs, General
Hospital: Creative Marketing Team, Ethos Veterinary Health

A Day in the Life: General Practice Veterinarian

Written on July 24, 2017 by Krista Vernakelen, VMD

Clients often ask what it’s like to be a vet. The general perception based on comments I’ve heard is that we “get to play with…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Cats, Dogs, Dr. Krista Vernaleken, General, Hospitals, Preventive Care
Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

Heatstroke in Dogs

Written on June 14, 2017 by Courtney James, DVM

Heatstroke is a very serious medical condition caused by uncontrolled elevation of a mammal’s core body temperature by an outside source. The commonly quoted example…

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Categories: Dogs, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care
Hospital: Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Changing Your Mind on Retractable Leashes

Written on May 16, 2017 by Leigh Slavin, Veterinary Technician

Leashes come in every variety and style you can think up – options include the straight leash in a variety of lengths ranging from 4…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dogs, Preventive Care
Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

Porcupines and Canine Curiosity: A Terrible Combination

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

As melting snow makes way for spring flowers, we all start to feel the need to spend more time outdoors. As we head outside and…

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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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