Category: Dog Health

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

Avoid Winter Danger for Pets

Winter is a time when the temperatures drop and we all have the instinct to hibernate a bit. It is a great time to stay and snuggle with your cat or dog while watching TV or reading a book. You may not want to go out but your dog probably does. Most cats these days… Read More

Dog Days of Summer (and precautions therein)!

Well, the long hot Summer days are here, and Dr. Bradt has written an informative article for this time of year: Summer Precautions for our Pets It’s 99 degrees out. A heat wave is upon us. We are enjoying the barbequing, the opportunity to bask in the sun, exercise outdoors for a change. How can… Read More

April 17-23 is National Pet ID Week

Take part in National Pet ID Week and get your pet microchipped. Here at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital, we recommend getting all of your beloved furry friends chipped. We use HomeAgain for our microchips but there are other companies out there such as AVID. Here are two tips to help ensure the safety of your… Read More

National Heartworm Awareness Month

April is also National Heartworm Awareness Month!! We find it very important to keep your feline and canine family members on Heartgard every single month (yes, even in the winter). For more information about heartworm and how to prevent infection visit the National Heartworm Society website