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Are essential oils dangerous to pets?

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Essential oils can be very dangerous for pets, particularly in their 100 percent concentrated form. And with essential oils’ growing popularity and the use of diffusors and warmers, which release the oils into a home’s air, pets’ risk of exposure increases. Birds are especially sensitive and should never be exposed to essential oils.

Chemotherapy Offers Hope for Families of Companion Pets with Cancer

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

As a pet parent, perhaps one of your greatest fears is that your companion will be diagnosed with a serious illness.Regrettably, cancer is not uncommon, and a cancer diagnosis can be heart-wrenching. While it’s important to accept the emotions you may be experiencing, you need to recognize that there is life beyond diagnosis.

Astute Observation and Early Detection Keys to Success in Treatment of Thyroid Tumor

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

You suddenly feel a dreaded “lump”under your dog’s furry coat.You panic –the naturalresponse when something scary happens with your faithful companion. For Nikki Licht, a veterinary resident in Emergency and Critical Medicine at Cummings School, she knew more than many pet owners. Havinginitially playedout the worst possible scenariosabout Pippa’s fate, she now realizes it was herexperience, astute observation, and early detection,combined withthe expert care provided by the Oncology Service,that would allcontribute to this story’s happy ending.

A Reminder About Heat

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The sun is shining and it’s a great time to head outside with your pet. Or is it? Hot weather poses special considerations for pet owners and it’s important to exercise caution to keep pets… Read More

Not Just for Humans Anymore

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

When Rex initially collapsed, his owners were concerned that either cancer had recurred or arthritis in his shoulder was to blame. Diagnostic testing revealed that it was neither cancer nor arthritis.

Dog on her Way to Recovery after Spinal Stroke

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

When Blitzen, a 9-year-old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd, returned to her house from outside dragging her hind legs, her owner immediately sought medical help from Foster Hospital.