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    Rabies and Our Pets

    Sep 26 2018

    Rabies is a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals including dogs, cats and humans. The disease has been reported in every state except Hawaii and…

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    Where Did Everyone Go?

    Aug 30 2018

    Where Did Everyone Go?   Back to school, back to work, now your furry friend is home alone. Some pets welcome this period of readjustment. Others can act out in…

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    Microchip Your Pet

    Aug 10 2018

    We love our pets and are devastated if one goes missing. Microchipping your pet helps ensure you and your pet are reunited. A microchip, about  the size of a grain…

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    How to brush your pet’s teeth

    Feb 07 2018

    Brushing your pet’s teeth is the best way to reduce plaque and tartar.  Besides the obvious benefit of  brushing, you will also be examining your pet’s teeth and gums on…

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    Essential oils could be toxic to your pet…

    Jan 19 2018

    Essential oils have become quite popular and we use them to reduce stress, scent our homes or even improve our health.  But was is a benefit for us could be…

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    There are lots of things we can do to give our older pets a good quality of life!

    Jan 12 2018

    Do you have an older pet?  Maybe you’ve noticed that she is slower going up or down the stairs, or just doesn’t have the stamina for walks like she used…

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    Ziggy Star will be the first star of Mystic Aquarium’s ‘Aquarium Rehab’

    Dec 29 2017

    Ziggy Star is a seal at the Mystic Aquarium that had developed seizures and was found to have hydrocephalus, an increase of fluid in the brain.  She underwent surgery to…

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    What is the safest ice melt for pets?

    Nov 16 2017

    We live in the Northeast and are no strangers to snow and ice.  We commonly use ice melts on our walkways and many of us walk our dogs on roads…

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    Ever wonder how to train a cat?

    Nov 02 2017

    The following audio clip of feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis talking about training cats was aired on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air program in September 2016.  Though cats may not…

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    Why taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums is sooooo important!

    Oct 27 2017

    I tell my clients that one of the two things I see most often that compromises the quality of life of older pets is periodontal disease.  (The other is obesity,…