by Leah Landau, Veterinary Technician at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital Pet owners, would you like to save $6000-$8,000 this year?Here are some dangers this holiday and how to keep your animals safe during the 4th: 1. They get hit by cars!Keep them in a bedroom if you have to! Dogs and cats get FREAKED out by the noises & vibrations of fireworks. If family members are strolling in and out of the house, it’s a great recipe for your pet to escape, whether they are in a panic or not. They never escape you say? Better be safe than sorry. 2. They get foreign objects lodgedRead More →

by Nicole McCray When was the last time you thought about your pet’s dental care? If you’re like most pet owners, it’s probably been a while, or maybe not at all. And, that’s a big mistake. Providing proper dental care for your pet is just as important for his overall health as exercise, nutrition, and regular veterinary care. Why Dental Care is so Important for Your Pet’s Overall Health Just like us, periodontal disease in pets occurs when bacteria, plaque, and tartar accumulate on the teeth and become trapped beneath the gum line. This condition can be extremely painful for your pet. If left untreated,Read More →

For some of the greatest joy, love, and compassion known to mankind, look no further than Man’s Best Friend. Dogs don’t care whether you’re rich or poor, have had the best day of your life or one of the worst — they love you just the same. The unconditional love that our dogs show us is nothing short of inspirational, which is what makes it all the more important to inspire ourselves to care for them as best as possible. That includes taking care of them when they need help most. It’s easy to love someone when everything is going great. It is when adversityRead More →

Have you ever called your cat only to find her pop out of some unexpected place? Maybe you went looking for her and couldn’t find her anywhere and wondered where she might have hidden. Cats love to hide both indoors and outdoors, but why is that? Photo by Kazuky Akayashi on Unsplash Kitties aren’t always super social Cats can be social creatures, but they also like time to themselves. They can feel overwhelmed if they are constantly around other animals or people. They often need time alone to sleep, clean themselves or simply de-stress.  Your cat probably loves you to pieces, especially if you areRead More →

As your cat grows older, it will not just age physically, but mentally as well. You know that keeping your cat active is a good way to keep its body in good shape and to ensure mobility and flexibility in its older years, but what do you need to do in order to keep your pet’s brain healthy and active?  Here we want to give some advice on a few ways you can encourage mental acuity and keep your cat’s brain young to help it have the best, fullest life possible. Be aware of the signs of an aging brain Your cat may exhibit symptomsRead More →