COVID Q&A For Pets

 The pet parents’ concern of COVID-19 and how it might affect their pets has heightened in the past few weeks.  Recently, we have heard multiple news stories of animals contracting this virus. First, there were dogs in Hong Kong and a cat in Belgium.  Then the infamous story of the tiger and other large cats [...]

Does Coronavirus affect pets

In the world of viruses, the new coronavirus is an infant.  It was born into the presence of mankind only four short months ago in Wuhan, China.  Since then, this coronavirus has invaded virtually every corner of the earth while seeking its human target. Although we already know a lot about this virus and the [...]

Coronavirus and Pets

We are in the midst of a pandemic caused by a novel strain of coronavirus. This virus started in animals but jumped to humans in late 2019. Now seen worldwide, it is responsible for killing thousands of people and infecting many more. Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses that are seen in virtually [...]

Fido’s Achy Breaky Tooth

February is National Pet Dental Health Month.  If you haven’t looked in your cat’s or dog’s mouth recently, now is a good time to take a peek. Pets suffer from many of the same dental problems as their human counterparts.  Gingivitis, periodontal disease, bad breath, broken teeth, and tooth abscesses are common.  We take care [...]

New Year’s resolutions for pets

It’s the time of year to think about New Year’s resolutions. These promises tend to involve habits that lead to improvements both to one’s self and to the loved ones around us. Fido and Fluffy adore us and are, unmistakably, in our circle of loved ones around us. Sadly, the lifespan of cats and [...]

Holiday Treats for Pets

The holiday season is underway, and Fido and Fluffy sense the excitement.  Our homes sparkle and shimmer as we bustle with festive activities.  Holiday decorating, baking, and wrapping are part of the fun. Remember to include your furry friends this season.  They would be thrilled to be on your gift list, and they are easy [...]

Protect Pets from Parasites

Autumn is upon us again, and that means winter is around the corner.  As New Englanders, we know the weather is predictably unpredictable. Ticks, fleas, and other parasites that seek our pets as dinner hosts thrive during temperature fluctuations.  You may have noticed that ticks have been especially ferocious this fall. Every pet parent knows [...]

Halloween for Fido and Fluffy

It’s October and spooky days are ahead. This month should be about scary tales, not frightened tails. Despite spirited fun, we can still keep Fido and Fluffy safe and happy in the coming weeks. Here are some hints to help. Trick-or-treat or tricky treat? Kids love Halloween candy. Unfortunately, Fido does, too. Keep Halloween treats [...]

EEE and blue-green algae

The local news has been abuzz lately with health hazards that may affect both humans and the creatures that share our lives. Eastern equine encephalitis, commonly called EEE (“Triple-E”) and blue-green algae are two current hot topics. Later this fall, leptospirosis and tick-transmitted infections such as Lyme disease are likely to hit center stage. The [...]

Fluffy’s litter box blues

If you’re a cat lover, you’re probably hard-pressed to find anything but purrfection with these furry felines. Cats are cuddly but aloof, sweet but sassy, and independent but funny. That’s right – cats are marvelous pets. Cats even groom themselves. They are generally very clean creatures. Clean, that is, until they decide not to use [...]