Welcome South Shore Veterinary Acupuncture!

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Lauren Zepernick and South Shore Veterinary Acupuncture to Quincy! What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles into specific parts of the body to help treat certain disease processes.…

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Safety Tips for Traveling with Pets

Kokito, a 10 month old french bulldog, unnecessarily lost his life on a United Airlines flight last Monday after he was placed in an overhead bin. No pet should ever be placed in an overhead bin. Any pet could have…

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Pet Diabetes – Early Detection is Key

First things first. Yes, pets can be diabetic. I am surprised by how often I still get asked that question. Diabetes can occur in cats or dogs. It is more common in older animals but can occur in young animals…

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Hidden Electrical Dangers – How to Protect Your Pet

A Boston dog, Bob, lost his life yesterday due to a little known electrical hazard.  Metal objects such as sewer covers/grates, metal signs, fire hydrants, light posts, newspaper boxes and dumpsters can become charged for a number of reasons. Salt can…

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Dogs May Help Cure Cancer

We all know our dogs are our heroes. But some dogs battling cancer may get the chance to provide insights into human tumors as well. The Tallwood Canine Cancer Research Initiative (TCCRI) - a nonprofit biomedical research facility at Jackson…

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Baby it’s COLD Outside!

Hi all, it is currently 8 degrees F in Quincy, MA. Just a couple quick reminders from your friendly neighborhood veterinary team: Don't leave your pets outdoors - please bring all dogs and cats inside. They cannot tolerate weather this…

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Holiday Pet Safety

Hi friends. After treating yet another chocolate ingestion this evening, I'd like to take a moment to remind everyone of some basic Holiday Pet safety. Common toxins include: chocolate, grapes/raisins, gum (10x more toxic than chocolate). If your pet has…

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FDA issues new warning after 15 dogs die

Please share. 68 dogs have become ill and 15 dogs have died after consuming "Bone Treats" according to a recent report from the FDA. Bone treats may include the following treats described as “Ham Bones,” “Pork Femur Bones,” “Rib Bones,” and “Smokey Knuckle Bones. These…

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New Vaccine for Osteosarcoma in dogs

A new vaccine for osteosarcoma in dogs is being tested and has shown promising results. Dogs diagnosed with osteosarcoma currently face a grim prognosis. With aggressive surgical resection (amputation) and chemotherapy, survival times are generally around a year. In contrast,…

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