Looking for Some Bunny to Love – Written by Crystal Ward Kent Rabbits rule at the House Rabbit Network in North Billerica, Massachusetts. Here, the focus is on helping rabbits find good homes, and educating the public about these wonderful animals.  In traditional shelters, rabbits are sometimes overlooked, as people...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

Understanding Pet Astrology Author: Nikky Hughes: Pet Portraits While the concept of pet astrology may seem odd to many people, there are many people who believe that the date of birth of your pet, related to astrological signs of the planets, the sun, and the stars, have a significant impact...

NATURAL AND HOMEMADE SHAMPOO FOR DOGS: How to Find or Make Natural Dog Shampoo By LAUREN LEONARDI  ** Reblogged to www.projectpawsitive.com and www.facebook.com/projectpawsitive When it comes to dog shampoo, there are plenty of inexpensive, natural, and gentle ways to make sure your pup is clean and healthy. All dogs need the occasional...

If you are thinking about adopting a rescue dog, it is important to prepare a calculated assimilation for him into your home. Rescue dogs can come from an array of situations and might be skittish when they enter a new environment. Here are five things that you can do to get...

What pet makes the most sense for my family? Six Questions to Ask Yourself and Family Members Written by Dr. Melissa Magnuson, DVM  Choosing a pet for your family should be a decision discussed by all family members. Many pets do not fit certain lifestyles and pets are a large...

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Understanding Pet Astrology Author: Nikky Hughes: Pet Portraits While the concept of pet astrology may seem odd to many people, there are many people who believe that the date of birth of your pet, related to astrological signs of the planets, the sun, and the stars, have a significant impact...

Can My Pet Catch Ebola? By: Melissa Magnuson, DVM The quick answer is no, you should not worry, however, very few studies have been done on Ebola infections in domestic pets like cats and dogs. Ebola virus is a contagious disease that affects humans, non-human primates (monkeys and apes) and...

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