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So, You’re Thinking of Adopting a Rat

Written on June 01, 2018 by Marissa Pirkey

Rodents, rats in particular, are becoming a popular pet option for pet-parents looking for an interesting addition to their families. Rats have always had a…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Education, General, Preventive Care
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Your Pet’s Ocular Health

Written on May 18, 2018 by Kristen Gervais, DVM, Practice Limited to Diseases of the Eye

Medical conditions affecting the eye are common in companion animals, especially in middle-aged and geriatric pets. Recognizing the symptoms of ophthalmic disease and seeking treatment…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Cats, Dogs, Dr. Kristen Gervais, Ophthalmology, Preventive Care, Specialty Services
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament in Dogs: Diagnosis, Surgery, and Recovery

Written on May 16, 2018 by Rachael Gillis

“This is the fourth case of a canine knee injury I’ve seen today,” said Dr. Blaeser as she examined my dog’s torn cranial cruciate ligament…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Lauren Blaeser, General, Hospitals, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Surgery
Hospital: Ethos Veterinary Health

Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats

Written on March 21, 2018 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

It can be very scary to watch a pet having a seizure. Many pet owners worry that their pet might be in pain or are…

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Categories: Dr. Mark Troxel, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

2018 Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs

Written on March 06, 2018 by Lauren Parece

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) will host its annual public service event providing free eye exams for service animals in May 2018. Drs. Nick…

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

Boston West: Foreign Body in Patient’s Cornea [Photos]

Written on January 02, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Gervais from Boston West removed a foreign body out of a patient’s cornea. A small piece of plant material got into Maisey’s eye over…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Ophthalmology
Hospital: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

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

Why Does My Pet Need a Compounded Medication?

Written on April 20, 2017 by Jennifer Kelleher, PharmD, BCPS, FSVHP

Like people, our pets can develop ailments like heart conditions, allergies, cough or thyroid problems that may require medications to treat them. Most medications are…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Compounding Pharmacy, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Pain Management, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, SAVES
Hospital: IVG by Ethos

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