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Category: Dog Health

Holiday Hazards

Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. AVOID Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet Alcoholic beverages , marijuana Chocolate (baker’s, semi-sweet, milk chocolate) Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans) Moldy or spoiled foods Onions, onion powder Fatty foods Salt Yeast dough PLANTS… Read More


Canine Influenza on the Rise

Last month five dogs that were attending dog shows in Georgia and 12 dogs in Florida broke with the Influenza virus.  A dog show is a perfect place for an asymptomatic canine influenza-carrying pooch to spread the virus to other dogs.  Hundreds of dogs are in close quarters. One dog sneeze projects secretions up to… Read More


Pooch Jumping Prevention 101

Do you have a dog that jumps on people? Does his unmitigated exuberance at the front door make entry into your home a fearful event for visitors? Let’s talk about how to solve this problem once and for all. Humans encourage dogs to jump on us by petting them, starting in puppyhood, when they stand… Read More


Every Season is Canine Influenza Season

Have you ever heard your dog cough and decided to wait to call the vet and see how it worked out? Coughing is a tricky thing. We don’t go to the doctor every time we have a cough. Sometimes it is the common cold virus or allergy and we have to let it work its… Read More


Leptospirosis: A Disease for people and animals

“Why should I vaccinate my dog against Leptospirosis?” This is a question that is asked in veterinary exam rooms across the country. Conscientious dog owners do not want to over-vaccinate their dogs and above all, they do not want to cause their pet any harm from vaccine side effects. Moreover, some owners are advised by… Read More


Why Is My Pet Having Accidents In The House?

My friend Brenda and I were talking about why pets poop in the house. Is it on purpose or not? Veterinary behaviorists explain that pets often defecate in the house because of a metabolic or physical problem. These problems must be resolved before a behavioral issue can be diagnosed. Veterinarians will tell you that pets… Read More


How to Get Your Pet to the Vet – Part 1

Have you ever made an appointment to go to the vet? Have you dreaded the day when you would have to chase your cat around the house, drag her out from under the bed and stuff her into the dreaded carrier, hopefully with no bloodshed on your part? You are not the only one. Even… Read More


Child Safety Around Pets

How safe is it to combine children under the age of 14 and pets? Most people acquiring a pet don’t give the question a lot of thought. Sometimes the acquisition is an impulse buy based on circumstance and pressure from the younger family members. Think Topsfield Fair and the rabbit exhibit. Or the pet store… Read More


How to Avoid, and React, to Pet Poisoning

Recently we fielded an emergency phone call from a dog owner. She was worried because when she arrived home from work she found that her dog had consumed half a jar of Nutella. The 13-ounce jar was tipped on its side on the floor bearing all the signs of a canine lick-fest. Knowing how panicked… Read More


Top Ten Fun Things to Do with Your Dog This Summer

Are you bored? Is your dog moping around the house? Here are some ideas for both of you to wake up and have some fun. 1. Get your dog outdoors for a walk or run. Head to Salem Woods (back of Old Salem Green parking lot on Willson Street) or get a dog pass to… Read More


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Salem, MA 01970
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