Category: Pet Health

Pet Resolutions for the New Year!

The years are flying by and your best friend will be a year older this year. Shouldn’t your New Year’s Resolutions include your pet? Here are some of the resolutions All Creatures Veterinary Hospital thinks your pet would love for 2018! What resolutions would your dog want you to make for 2018? 1. Play more! Socialize with… Read More

Halloween Safety for Pets

It’s Halloween season in Salem and the costumes are coming out of storage. People are not the only ones wearing costumes. There are many pets that come to Salem in their own costumes to accompany the family. Dressing up is fun for everyone, but may not be very fun for our pets. If your pet… Read More

Medical Cannabis and Its Impact on Pets

Many veterinary clients wonder about the benefits of medical marijuana for pets since the legalization of the drug for humans in Massachusetts.  Currently, veterinarians are bound by federal law and can lose their Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license if we prescribe cannabis for pets. This is because the use of it is illegal at the… 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

Top Summertime Tips for Pet Safety

Top Summertime Tips for Pet Safety Summer temperatures might be great for tan lines and boating trips, but the excessive heat and increased outdoor activities could spell disaster for your pets.  As the mercury rises, take just a few moments to ensure that your pets are safe and prevent an urgent trip to the animal… Read More

What is that Bump on my Pet?

What do you do when you find a new bump on your pet? You know from daily patting of your pet exactly how your pet feels. If you feel something unusual it is time to take your pet to the vet! Your veterinarian will determine if the bump is an enlarged lymph node, an abscess,… Read More

How to travel with your pet!

If you are planning a trip with your best non-human friend there are a number of actions you can take to make sure that the trip goes well for you and your feathered, furry or scaled pet. There are some caveats to safe travel with your buddy. Bring enough food to last the vacation or… 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

Pet Parasites: A Danger to Human Health

Why should I care about my pets’ worms? Hidden from view, the intestinal parasites of our pets don’t share the spotlight given to fleas or even mosquitoes. In fact, many pet owners would just as soon forget that their pets could be carrying these “worms”. People, especially children, can get infected with worms directly from… 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


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