Category: Ask the Expert

Written by Dr. Beth Eisenberg, DVM: Ethos Veterinary Health Marijuana and Pets: With its legalization, marijuana use has become a more frequently discussed topic amongst the veterinary community.  There are potential health benefits, but little has been proven or even studied for use in animals in the veterinary industry. When...

Dr. Tonya Boyle Brown, DVM from Port City Referral Hospital in Portsmouth, NH tells your how to stop separation anxiety in pets in seven simple steps. Stop Separation Anxiety Stop Separation Anxiety: As busy families, we are acutely aware that the priorities of our four legged family members take a...

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....

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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,...

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...

Written by Dr. Brian J. Bourquin, Founder, Boston Veterinary Clinic www.bostonveterinary.com Caring for a Senior Giant Breed Dog READER QUESTION: “My senior giant breed dog is turning six soon. What are some tips and tricks for giving a senior, giant breed a long and happy life.” Dr. B’s Answer: This...

Nutrition for Your Pets “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” Hypocrites WRITTEN BY: Danielle Conway, DVM, CVA, VSMT, CCRP  Veterinary Nutrition Services offered at Ethos include: Homemade diet formulation Commercial diet recommendations Critical care nutrition Weight loss programs    Providing clients and veterinarians with scientific, safe...

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,...

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...