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Exit Winter (Slowly) Enter Spring – Be Aware

March 23, 2018

As anxious as we all are to usher out winter and welcome spring, it certainly has not been a painless transition this year. March seemed like February and February seemed (at times) like early April. But finally mother nature appears poised to give us a break…..she skipped us on the last snowstorm and when the sun comes out it finally has some warmth to it. So what about our four legged companions? Do we have anything to worry about from a standpoint of their health? Although worry may be too strong of word, a healthy respect for what can lurk... View Article

February Sabbatical- Beaches and Dunes to Mountains and Nashville and of course Laser Therapy

March 6, 2018

After last year’s divisive presidential campaign fraught with politicking, personal promotion and prejudice, I took a three week road trip south (with Lou the dog) in an attempt to “get back in touch” with who we really were in this country. To my considerable relief I found that the great majority of Americans that I came into contact with, whether North or South, urban or in the country were not that different from any of the rest of us. We all wanted mostly the same things, just had different ideas about how to achieve them. I returned to New England... View Article

Chronic Kidney Disease and Laser Therapy………..the Current State of Treatment

February 8, 2018

Four years ago at the Brockton Animal Hospital, we initiated a pilot study on the treatment of Chronic Renal (Kidney) Disease using Low Level Laser Therapy (now known as PBMT or Photobiomodulation Therapy). As some of you may remember from previous posts, the study progressed for two years at which time we reported the conclusion of our study at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting. Based on previously reported data from a major US veterinary college, the patients that we treated with light therapy in addition to the standard protocol enjoyed a much improved quality of... View Article

Pet Dental Health, Oral Health and Overall Health

January 15, 2018

Dental Hygiene and Brushing Teeth, As any of our clients will tell you, a visit to the Brockton Animal Hospital for a wellness exam often turns to the subject of dental care. Practicing Veterinary Dentistry is one of the many things we do for our clients in the Brockton as well as the greater Boston area. With a full dental suite we can perform teeth cleaning, digital x rays, extractions, root canals, gingivectomies and more……..all part of the veterinary dental world. Of course no discussion is complete without considering home dental care. Brushing teeth, rinsing mouths, offering dental chew toys... View Article

Working Dogs Do More than Just Assisting People and Sniffing Contraband

January 11, 2018

We are all aware that the term “Working Dog” has a broad definition. Seeing Eye Dogs, Bomb and Drug sniffing dogs, Dogs that help the Hearing Impaired, Emotional Support Dogs that work with PTSD veterans, Herding Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs……the list goes on and on. At the Brockton Animal Hospital we have taken care of the Brockton Police Dogs for many years. Their care has required everything from dental care, to suturing wounds, to cancer screenings, orthopedic issues, heat stroke, ultrasounds, laser therapy, parasite management among many other conditions. These incredible animals can pursue, sniff out drug or firearms... View Article

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