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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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...

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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Protecting Your Pet From Lyme Disease It’s that time of year again where the weather’s warming up and all the critters are starting to frolic again. Unfortunately, ticks are among them, and these little buggers present a health threat not only to humans but to animals as well, particularly dogs....

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? 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 financial obligation. A cat may “cost” $25 to...

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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...

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...

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...

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