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Routine Eye Care for Your Pets

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

Your pet depends on you for just about everything, and helping him or her maintain optimal eye health is one very important element to consider. While your pet may attempt to clean his or her eyes by pawing them or rubbing against carpeting or furniture, he or she runs the risk of scratching the eye, Read More

Take Shade: Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

Summer is almost upon us and with temperatures reaching 80 to 90 degrees on many New England days, it is important to keep in mind how heat can affect our furry four-legged friends. Heat-related illness can take one of two forms: heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is the first phase of illness, but Read More

Pet insurance: Weighing your options

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, expenditures for veterinary services doubled between 1980 and 2005, largely due to huge technological advances in veterinary medicine. The majority of clients pay for veterinary fees with discretionary income, and yet only 3{521180f15dd2027168675d163050da1d8b0b17eced28e0e8276c7111b943c8aa} of American pet owners hold pet insurance policies. Read More

Bang! Bang! Helping your Dog Manage Noise Phobia

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 CVMC Dog Owner Education

Fear of noises is a very common and real problem for dogs. When a dog is exposed to certain noises, such as sirens, smoke alarms, fireworks, kettle whistles and vacuum cleaners, a dog with a noise phobia may pant or salivate excessively, tremble, or run and hide from fear. There are a number of steps Read More

Lyme Disease in Your Companion Pets

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Equine Exotic Farm Owner Education

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. We hear a lot about this disease in humans, but it’s important as a pet owner to understand that your pets are also prone to infection if exposed. In New England, where the incidence of human Lyme disease is high, pets in Read More

Keeping Your Pets Safe at Cookouts

Friday, January, 2nd, 2015 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

Summertime is when everyone moves to the outdoors as do the celebrations. Whether it’s Fourth of July celebrations, backyard pool parties or barbeques you have planned with friends and family, pet safety is something that should be top of mind. These events can be an opportunity for your pet to overeat or get into inappropriate Read More

Holiday Safety for your Pet

Wednesday, December, 31st, 2014 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

For many, holidays are a time of cheer, however, for your pet it can be a dangerous time. Here are some tips on keeping your pet safe during this joyous time! Plant dangers: holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are poisonous to cats and dogs.  Avoid all chocolate for your pets; ingredients in chocolate are toxic to Read More

Risks to your Pet This Fall Season

Wednesday, December, 31st, 2014 Cat CVMC Dog Exotic Owner Education

The cool, crisp morning air, the beautiful autumn foliage and a shift from the hot temps of summer days are all signs that fall is around the corner. While both you and your pet may be jumping for joy to finally take a break from the hot and humid weather of summer, the coming season Read More

Happy Driving with your Dog!

Wednesday, December, 31st, 2014 CVMC Dog Owner Education

Riding in the car is a very common dog phobia. Fortunately, most dog owners can help their pet overcome this fear by introducing him or her to the car in a step-by-step approach that involves using lots of positive reinforcement. The ultimate objective is to develop a pleasant association with car travel. Causes Car phobias Read More