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Disease

Surprise Diagnosis – Importance of Early Disease Detection Screening

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on September 11, 2017

Autumn, a 12 year old dog came to see us because she seemed to have problems with her hind end. Her owner was worried about her hips because she was having trouble walking and especially on the stairs. Sure enough in the exam room, she seemed to be crouching as she walked and was uncomfortable…. Read More

Edith’s Story – Orthotics To The Rescue

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on April 24, 2017

Meet Edith Anne and her very noble and tolerant big brother, Bishop. Edith Anne is  9 1/2 years old and has always played the pleasant but somewhat annoying loving little sister to Bishop (11 1/2 years). Over the last year, poor Edith’s arthritis in her carpi (wrists) have caused a significant deformity to her front… Read More

Brenley – The Super Dog

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on March 27, 2017

Written By: Ashley Weatherbee, Vet Assistant In 2012 my partner and I added to our family. We drove to Springfield, Massachusetts and picked up our new 9 week old Bullmastiff puppy.  She was perfect and we fell in love immediately!  She has stolen the hearts of everyone she’s met, including all my co-workers here at… Read More

SUGAR FREE CAN BE TOXIC!

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on January 30, 2017

This is Ripley, an 8yo German Shepherd that came to us after sneaking into his owners luggage and eating ~24 pieces of Pur gum. Thankfully she realized quickly what had happened and brought him in for immediate treatment. Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in gum, toothpaste and even peanut butter. In dogs it causes… Read More

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ……VETERINARIAN

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on December 20, 2016

Written By: Dr Melissa 6:30 am – Time to start my day! I’m scheduled to work a surgery shift today which means I need to be at work for 8am . That gives me an hour and a half to get myself and our three kids ready and out the door. I get my own… Read More

Get Enlightened about LASER Therapy

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 20, 2016

Veterinarians have learned a lot about how animals experience pain over the last thirty years. When I graduated from vet school in 1985, we were instructed that animals feel less pain and handle pain much better than their human counterparts. We were told that a little pain is OK because it discourages activity and that… Read More

What Does Pain Look like in your Dog?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on March 21, 2016

You are in the best position to look for subtle changes of behaviours that indicate your pet is in pain. If your pet is showing one or more of these behaviours he/she maybe hurting. By completing this assessment, you are helping us to identify possible painful conditions.   Please check all that apply: Vocalizing: Whining… Read More

What Does Pain Look like in your Cat?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on December 29, 2015

You are in the best position to look for subtle changes of behaviours that indicate your cat is in pain. If your kitty is showing one or more of these behaviours he/she maybe hurting. By completing this assessment, you are helping us to identify possible painful conditions Please check all that apply: Vocalizing: _____ Meowing… Read More

Pets and Parasites: The Pet Owner Resource

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 12, 2015

Courtesy of Dr. Michelle We know that choosing the right parasite prevention product for your pet can be overwhelming. These days, there are so many products to choose from.. pills and topicals.. products that get fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and any combination of those! We are always happy to help you make an informed decision… Read More

Vaccinations – Why Are They So Important?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on May 11, 2015

Courtesy of: Dr. Melissa A very important part of preventive care for your pet is keeping them up to date on their vaccines. Many people ask us whey their pets need yearly vaccines when people get boosters much less frequently. At our hospital we follow the American Veterinary Association Vaccination Guidelines. These are based on… Read More


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