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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...

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...

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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...

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...

Ask the Vet: Why is Heartworm Prevention So Important? Written by Dr. Melissa Magnuson Heartworm prevention is a pill or chew that a dog takes monthly to prevent heartworm infection. Mosquitos spread heartworm disease; once a mosquito bites your dog, it can give your dog heartworm disease. By giving a...