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What to Expect When Your Pet Needs an MRI

Written on November 15, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

My veterinarian recommended an MRI for my pet. Now what? Many of us have either had or know somebody that has had a CT (“CAT”…

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Categories: Dr. Mark Troxel, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology, Specialty Services

Exotic Pet Tales: Meet Our Specialist!

Written on October 24, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

Welcome to the first entry of our exotic pet series written by our exotics specialist at Bulger, Mike Corcoran! Dr. Corcoran will be writing about all…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Ethos Veterinary Health, Exotic Pet Tales, General, Hospitals, Small Mammals, Specialty Services

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery in Dogs

Written on October 10, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

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

Vaccines in Ferrets

Written on September 17, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

There are two annual vaccines recommended to those who own a ferret. Distemper This is the same disease as in dogs. In ferrets it causes…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Hospitals, Small Mammals, Specialty Services

Vaccines for Pot-Bellied Pigs

Written on September 17, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

Vaccines are an important part in prevention of disease for your pet pig. Your pet’s vaccines are determined on an individual basis based on individual…

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Categories: Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Hospitals, Small Mammals, Staff Members

Canine Influenza in Massachusetts: What to Know

Written on August 28, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

Many dog owners have seen reports of Canine Influenza, or the dog flu, hitting Massachusetts and are wondering what, if anything, we should be doing…

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Categories: Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Dogs, Dr. Krista Vernaleken, Education, Ethos Veterinary Health, General, Hospitals, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Preventive Care, What's Your Diagnosis

Beach Dangers for Your Dog

Written on August 16, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

Ahh, a day at the beach. The sun gently warms you while you lounge, your toes squish in the sand, and a light sea breeze…

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

Corneal Ulcers in Dogs

Written on August 15, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

Eye issues are taken very seriously in veterinary medicine. When we hear that a pet’s eye is squinting, red, swollen, irritated, appears glossy, or is…

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

Adopting a Dog: Did I Make a Mistake?

Written on July 20, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

So, you are about to adopt a puppy or adult dog and give them a forever home. This decision to adopt will reward you in…

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

Marijuana and Pets

Written on June 08, 2018 by Staff Veterinarian

With its legalization, marijuana use has become a more frequently discussed topic amongst the veterinary community.  There are potential health benefits, but little has been proven or…

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Categories: Dogs, Dr. Beth Eisenberg, Education, Emergency/Critical Care, Ethos Veterinary Health, Hospitals, Pain Management, Preventive Care

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