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Ask the Vet: About Pet Obesity Written By: Dr. Brian J. Bourquin, Founder, Boston Veterinary Clinic www.bostonveterinary.com NEW! Submit your question for Woof’s Ask the Vet Expert, Dr. Bourquin, using the form at the end of the article! We may answer it in an upcoming issue! Much like America itself,...

Ask the Vet: What is Fear-Free Care? Written Dr. Brian J. Bourquin, Founder, Boston Veterinary Clinic www.bostonveterinary.com Over the last year, the phrase “fear free” has become more prevalent in veterinary medicine. What is fear free? Fear free is a campaign focusing on the prevention and alleviation of fear, anxiety,...

Long Tongue, Big Heart: The Story of Mochi the Dog By Cara Meglio for PetPlan.com Mochi the dog has made it big — she holds the Guinness World Record for world’s longest dog tongue, she stars in a series of children’s books, and she’s been touring North America, spreading the...

Leptospirosis: A Rising Concern for New England’s Pets Over the past year, the deadly bacterial infection known of Leptospirosis or “Lepto” has been on the rise. This disease can affect all mammal species (including humans) and veterinarians have seen an increase in the number of cases over the past several...

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Canine Influenza in Massachusetts: What to Know Written on August 28, 2018 by Krista Vernaleken, VMDHospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital 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 to prevent this in our pet...

Top Reasons to Get Your Dog’s DNA Tested Written by: Ashley Troutman Dog; it’s the first word many of us learn and the first friend many of us have. Dogs are an integral part of our communities and lives, they represent a feeling of warmth, home and comfort to so...

Getting Their Lives Back: The World of Wheelchairs for Pets Interview by Jill Sullivan Grueter, Edit0r-in-Chief, Woof Magazine and New Hampshire Positive Moms Magazine There’s a special place in Amherst, New Hampshire where a passionate man named, Mark Robinson, leads the way for Walkin’ Pets, a company created to support...

Pure Passion: Saving US Horses from Slaughter Hidden Pond Equine Rescue in Brentwood, New Hampshire WRITTEN BY Linda Buchanan Allen, Freelance Writer Maggie slipped into the world sometime during the night.  For days, we’d been watching the mare Louise for signs that she was close to giving birth—but Louise munched hay...

Myths and Truths: Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats Written by Christine Zewe, DVM, DACVD       Food allergies in dogs can cats can cause several issues, including gastrointestinal upset and skin and ear issues. Pets with food allergies can have the same symptoms as pets with environmental allergies...

When You Die and Leave Your Cat Behind Written by Ray Anderson As cat owners we’re constantly fussing over our cat’s welfare.  We buy special food, we take our annual trips to the vet and we provide a safe and comfortable home for our companion. We also worry about how...

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Top 6 Holiday Hazards for Pets Written by K.T. Casey, Freelance Writer The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. Friends and family surround us and everyone is in good spirits. There are trees to be decorated and presents to be wrapped and food to be eaten and songs to...

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We’ve seen the commercials; we have felt the twang in our hearts at the site of cats and dogs in need of adoption. However, many people remain unaware of how to adopt from an animal shelter. Today, approximately 8 million animals live in shelters and are in need of a...

Over the last couple of days, I have been hearing about a German Shepard who was video tapped grieving on the gravestone of his owner who had passed. In fact, the video showed up on my news feed in Facebook as many fellow animal lovers were sharing this heart-wrenching experience...

Lassie and Timmy, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford, Petey and the Little Rascals: dogs and kids are a classic combination. If your family is ready for a canine friend, you should definitely consider adoption. There are thousands of wonderful dogs in the your area in need of a loving home. While...

A Great Non-Toxic Pet Stain Removal Idea! Written by Leslie Reichart, Green Cleaning Coach I’ve been dealing with spills and stains as a professional for over 20 years. The best advice I ever got was from a little old lady that told me her secret to keeping her white carpet looking...

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Written by Dr. Melissa Magnuson Veterinary care is medical care. It is no different from human health care but when compared to human health care, it is considerably less costly. Let’s consider some myths about veterinary medicine that clients have told me: Myth 1: Veterinarians are not REAL doctors. Just...

Most Humane: Pasture Raised or Free Range Eggs? *Content gathered from Certified Humane Press Release Did You know? Free Range HENS have just 2 sq. Ft to roam while pasture raised HENS have 108 sq. FT! Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) has revised their laying hen standards, which now divide the...

Lassie and Timmy, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford, Petey and the Little Rascals: dogs and kids are a classic combination. If your family is ready for a canine friend, you should definitely consider adoption. There are thousands of wonderful dogs in the your area in need of a loving home. While...

Canine Influenza in Massachusetts: What to Know Written on August 28, 2018 by Krista Vernaleken, VMDHospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital 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 to prevent this in our pet...

A Great Non-Toxic Pet Stain Removal Idea! Written by Leslie Reichart, Green Cleaning Coach I’ve been dealing with spills and stains as a professional for over 20 years. The best advice I ever got was from a little old lady that told me her secret to keeping her white carpet looking...

Woof’s 2017 Holiday Pet Gift Guide Here are some of our favorite gifts to give your furbabies this holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and our pets are ready for some pawfect gifts for the holiday season! 1. COZY NESTING BED! – $69.95 – $99.95 on Snoozerpetproducts.com “If...

Pure Passion: Saving US Horses from Slaughter Hidden Pond Equine Rescue in Brentwood, New Hampshire WRITTEN BY Linda Buchanan Allen, Freelance Writer Maggie slipped into the world sometime during the night.  For days, we’d been watching the mare Louise for signs that she was close to giving birth—but Louise munched hay...

Lassie and Timmy, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford, Petey and the Little Rascals: dogs and kids are a classic combination. If your family is ready for a canine friend, you should definitely consider adoption. There are thousands of wonderful dogs in the your area in need of a loving home. While...

When Your Dog Needs a CAT Scan WRITTEN BY: Mason Holland, VMD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology When your dog needs a cat scan: Providing advanced care for our furry family members has been helped immeasurably by applying some of the revolutionary medical technologies which have arisen over the past decades. ...

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Lassie and Timmy, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford, Petey and the Little Rascals: dogs and kids are a classic combination. If your family is ready for a canine friend, you should definitely consider adoption. There are thousands of wonderful dogs in the your area in need of a loving home. While...

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