Emergency/Critical Care

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

Written on May 03, 2019 by Nancy Thompson, CVT

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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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Hospitals, Oncology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Animal Poison Control Center: why we are asking you to call, and how they will help 

Written on April 24, 2019 by Samantha Houde

As all pet owners know, our beloved furry friends do not always make the most rational decisions about what they do and do not eat….

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Categories: Cats, Dogs, Emergency / Critical Care, Emergency/Critical Care, Hospitals, Preventive Care, SAVES, Specialty Services
Hospital: SAVES- Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

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

Why Is Veterinary Care Expensive?

Written on January 08, 2019 by Lauren P

It is highly likely that you have been to a specialist, urgent care or emergency room at some point in your life. Hopefully, you had…

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

Why you should buy pet insurance- even for your young, healthy pet

Written on January 03, 2019 by Samantha Houde

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, and the lesson afterward.” – Vernon Law This quote rings true when it comes…

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Categories: Cats, Dogs, Emergency/Critical Care, General, Geriatric Care, Preventive Care, SAVES
Hospital: SAVES

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

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