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Pet Friendly Plans You Can Make This Easter

Pet Friendly Plans You Can Make This Easter

Pets have become an increasingly important part of people’s lives, so it’s no surprise to anyone that fur parents look for new ways to incorporate pets into holiday celebrations. One such celebration many of us look forward to is Easter. Whether you have...

How to Prevent Pet Poisoning

How to Prevent Pet Poisoning

Last week, we shared six things that may poison your dog or cat. If you haven’t yet given it a read, we highly recommend it. It’s Pet Poison Awareness month and we are dedicated to helping fur parents like you keep their treasured pets safe. So, this week,...

6 Things That May Poison Your Dog or Cat

6 Things That May Poison Your Dog or Cat

Most poisons are obvious, but some may sneak up on you from the most unlikely sources—like your table scraps. Because of this, fur parents report over 100,000 cases of pet poisoning each year. While many of these result from the nefarious acts of strangers...

Is Grain-Free Food Harming Your Pet?

Is Grain-Free Food Harming Your Pet?

What do you feed your dog? Chances are Fido gets to swipe a few bits of human food here and there, but when it comes to his regular meals, you have likely selected a brand and diet that is healthy and that he prefers. Cat owners may have an even more difficult task....

February is pet dental awareness month

February is pet dental awareness month

Yes, our fur babies do have the same dental problems as their human counterparts! They too can experience tartar and black buildup, that can cause periodontal disease and gingivitis. Fun fact: up to 92% of dogs, and 83% of felines over the age of 3 have periodontal...

“Clicker training” benefits for your dog!

"Clicker"... what is it? why should I use it? where can I get one? Can I use it for my dog? my cat? my rat? my horse? Yes, yes and YES! We have connected with Rod from the Dogsmith of Boston North, to get his two cents as to some of the benefits of using "clicker"...

Massachusetts dog friendly fall activities!

Tick tock, tick tock... the countdown to Fall festivities and weather is upon us, in just 4 MORE days! I don't know about you, but Fall is my favorite time of the year: the crisp smell in the air, falling leaves, pumpkin flavored everything, cider donuts, warm chili...

National Responsible Dog Ownership Month!

Dogs are highly loyal, intelligent and excellent companion animals, anyone who has ever been privileged enough to love one, will agree! The pure joy and excitement you receive when you walk in the door after a long day or the willingness to snuggle up next to you on...

How to keep your pet safe over Labor Day weekend

YES for long weekends, especially over the summer months! Beach days, pool parties, outside events, yappy hours, cookouts, parades... The list goes on and on... This also means we have many opportunities to take our pups along with us. When out in public or in a...

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

September is Animal Pain Awareness month, dedicated by International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). IVAPM is an organization that provides resources for pet owners and veterinary staff on pain management, prevention and treatment for our pets. Do you...

Back to school doggy blues!

For most of us, back to school is right around the corner! Amidst all the chaos and confusion of getting back to school gear, clothes and configuring yearly schedules... It's no wonder our dogs are pushed off to the side. Common transitional issues can and do happen...