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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Common Cause of Pet ER Visits – Pancreatitis

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching. we wanted to take a minute to remind all of our fellow dog lovers of this commonly seen problem. Feeding your dog a fatty meal (sharing Thanksgiving leftovers anyone?) can cause a painful condition called pancreatitis.…

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November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes in cats and dogs is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. While a diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary at first, it is important to understand that diabetes is considered…

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7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

When was the last time your cat saw the veterinarian? Research shows that only 1 in 4 cat owners feel that veterinary care is important for their cats and almost 30% of cat owners only visit the veterinarian when they…

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VUCC Howl-O-Ween Event

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10a-2p.  Please join us at VUCC's Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser. 100% of proceeds will go to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This Foundation was established to help seniors, veterans and victims of domestic violence obtain financial support…

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PrettyLitter is PrettyCool

Well this one piqued my interest - a kitty litter that changes color alerting you to potential urinary health problems in your feline friends. Say what?! Apparently the patented product can detect changes in your kitty's urine that can indicate…

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Your Vet, Your Dog, and Weed

In November, Massachusetts voters approved the legalization of marijuana. How that will be regulated, taxed and implemented is still up for debate on Beacon Hill. You can read more about that here: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/no_deal_on_rewrite_of_massachu.html   Marijuana toxicity is well documented in…

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Designer breeding = Puppy Plastic Surgery

We agree - Sharpei's and Frenchies are irresistibly ADORABLE. But before you decide to bring one of these super cute little pups home, you should know that may be getting more than you bargained for. Chronic eye infections, eye ulcerations, skin…

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