Category Archives for Dog Health

Clean your dog's teeth

The Case for Brushing Fido’s Teeth

Bad breath is bad news. We’ve all been trapped in close proximity to someone plagued with it. When it comes to our dogs it’s really our responsibility to take charge of the situation because, obviously, they can’t do it themselves, and left unchecked it can lead to serious health issues. The pet health experts at recommend […]

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease and its Dangers to Your Pooch, Part 1

Lyme disease may currently be one of the most misdiagnosed diseases, some pet health experts say. And whether your pooch’s veterinarian agrees with that statement or not, chances are he or she would concur that this tick-transmitted disease can be harmful and even fatal for Fido. So just what are some of the dangers of […]

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Dog Kisses

Dog Kisses or No Dog Kisses

Many of us kiss our pets without reserve. And they reciprocate. But how healthy is it for us when we are the recipient of a wet, on-the-lips doggy kiss?  The experts at WebMD say it’s not all that risky to our health, with a few exceptions.  Clark Fobian, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association […]

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sad dog winter blues

Do Dogs Get the Winter Blues, too?

For many humans, winter and waning daylight in certain areas of the world (including Boston, Lowell, Springfield, Worcester MA), cause Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or depression that is related to the changing of seasons, as defined by the Mayo Clinic here: But is there any definitive evidence that SAD affects our four-legged friends? A […]

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Keep dogs away from poisons

Keep Your Pet Away from Fall Poisons

As the days grow shorter and the air grows cooler there are things to keep in mind to help your pooch adjust safely to Autumn’s approach. Pet owners in Boston, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester, Mass. enjoy the scenic beauty of foliage right in their own backyards. However, there are potential dangers lurking for Fido (and […]

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Dogs and hearing loss

Hearing Loss in Your Pooch

Aging dogs suffer from hearing loss just like their aging human counterparts. Often times, owners attribute their dog’s hearing loss, in its early stages, as a behavioral malady. But Age-Related Hearing Loss (ARHL) – the most common form of canine hearing loss — will plague most dogs sometime during their “third trimester of life,” according […]

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