Cushing’s Syndrome in Dogs

Cushing’s Disease is rather daunting.   It is not common, although I do see it.   It involves a gland that affects the production of one of the most essential hormones in a …

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

The term dysplasia means abnormal growth, thus hip dysplasia means abnormal growth or development of the hips.  Hip dysplasia occurs during a puppy's growing phase, usually a large breed puppy, …

Malassezia Dermatitis (Yeast Infection of Dog's Skin)

One of the most enjoyable parts of practicing veterinary medicine at the Manchester Animal Hospital is seeking a diagnosis in a case with multiple rule-outs.  One example was a patient with …

Creature Comforts: Essex Bird and Pet Supply Has It All

Creature Comforts Essex Bird and Pet Supply Has It All By Kris McGinn L ong live dogs.   This is the sentence I saw printed on the side of a box being unloaded from a …

Cataracts are a Challenge for Cats and Dogs

A   cataract is an opacity in the lens.  Cataracts can be congenital, which means born with it, age-related, of genetic origin, caused by trauma, dietary deficiency, electric shock, or …

CBD Use in Dogs and Cats 

Studies have shown that pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs may be better controlled if CBD is added to drugs such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.  The important word is maybe. …

Behavior and the Senior Dog

The good news is that I am observing my patients living longer than ever at Manchester Animal Hospital due to advanced veterinary care and better nutrition.   As they get older, I also see …

The Reported Outbreak of Respiratory Disease in Dogs
Recently, at a Veterinary Association of the North Shore meeting, I did a random survey of our mutual experience with this reported outbreak. I’m not sure there’s a new disease here. …
Holiday Hazards for Pets
The holiday season is upon us, and many people plan to include their companions in the festivities.   As you get ready for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating …
Pancreatitis In Dogs
Pancreatitis in dogs is one of the more challenging diseases to diagnose.  The symptoms are variable and routine blood tests are often not helpful. At the Manchester Animal Hospital, I see these …
Adopting a Shelter Dog
Deciding to add a new animal to your family is an exciting time, writes Dr. Larry Lamb, owner of Manchester Animal Hospital. But there are many things to keep in mind.
Pets & People: Ehrlichia, Another Tick-Borne Disease
Ehrlichia, are a type of bacteria that infects and lives within the white blood cells of their hosts, writes Manchester Animal Hospital's Dr. Larry Lamb. Learn about the different types.
Pet of the Week: Potato
Pet of the Week: You Say Potato, I Say . . .
Potato is being featured as part of our Clear the Shelters campaign to help him find his forever home.  Potato's adoption fee is reduced to $200 and includes 3 months of heartworm/flea/tick …
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Causes of Blindness in Dogs and Cats
  If you notice your pet is disoriented, bumping into objects, and struggling to find food and toys, these all may be signs of blindness.  There are many potential causes of blindness in dogs …
Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week: Bringing You Good Luck
Hey there!  Omen here! I am a cute newly two-month-old kitty looking for my forever home.  I made my way to Cape Ann Animal Aid from a local rescue where they found me at a park.  I am a bit shy …
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Pets and People: First Aid Advise During the Summer
The two most common questions I receive at the Manchester Animal Hospital during these summer months have to do with insect bites and heatstroke (hyperthermia). Any insect or spider can cause …
Pet of the Week Fabio
Pet of the Week: Fabulous Fabio
              Hello, Fabio here.  I am a sweet young pup from Puerto Rico.  I am only 2 1/2 months old and a little fellow so they are guessing I will be small to medium when full …
Pet coverage from around the web

Only Dog Breed National Championship to Crown Winner

(BPT) - If you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss the paw-formance of the year, the 2023 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin broadcast. The event took place December …
How to turn your passion for pets into action
(BPT) - Are you passionate about pets? Whether you have a beloved animal of your own or simply appreciate all the joy pets bring to our lives, there are many ways you can turn that passion into …
A few simple steps can help keep your dog healthy and happy as he ages.
A Dog Trainer’s Top Tips to Support Pets Through Life Stages
by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP (NAPSI)—Many people found comfort in their animals during the pandemic, whether they already had a pet, newly adopted, or helped care for a family member’s pet. …
Could sharing a bedroom with your pets be keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep?
Sleeping with your dog in the same room could be negatively affecting your sleep quality, according to my team’s recently published research in Scientific Reports. …
When is it safe—and legal—to leave your dog in the car?
Way.com helps dog owners understand when it's legal to leave their furry friends in cars unattended.
How to pick the best toy for dogs based on 5 personality types
eTailPet consulted authorities like the American Kennel Club, The Humane Society, and vet practices to help you decide which toys to buy based on your pup's personality.
The Power of Pets
(Family Features) Pets offer people the chance to explore friendships and connections they didn't always think were possible. Consider this report, which leveraged consumer insights to shed light on the future of pet parenthood.
3 ways to be a more proactive cat parent
(BPT) - As a pet parent, you may often find yourself thinking about ways to enjoy spending quality time with your pets, while also ensuring that they're enjoying their home even when you can't be …
How to tackle spring cleaning, even when you have pets
(BPT) - The idea of giving your home a thorough cleaning each spring is very appealing, but can also be overwhelming. It may even seem impossible, given today's busy lifestyles, active children …
Bonding with Your Four-Legged Friend
(Family Features) Your dog may be one of your best friends, but that bond doesn't happen overnight. One of the best ways to show dogs love is by keeping them healthy and spending quality time with them.
Training an animal? An ethicist explains how and why your dog − but not your frog − can be punished
People talk to their pets every day: offering praise when they’re good, reassurance when they’re confused and affection when they’re cuddling. We also speak to animals when they misbehave. “Why did you do that?” someone might ask their dog. …
From Teeth to Paws: Five Ways Pets’ Dental Health Impacts Total Health
(BPT) - Pet Dental Health Month (February) marks the perfect time to prioritize your pet’s wellbeing and kick-start a dental care routine. A staggering 80% of dogs, particularly small breeds …

Support Smart Dog Breeding to Curb Strays

Support Smart Dog Breeding to Curb Strays
(NewsUSA) - Many wonderful organizations focus on finding homes for dogs in shelters, but one dog breeder is on a mission—to promote smarter dog breeding and fewer dogs in shelters to begin …

Dog care below freezing − how to keep your pet warm and safe from cold weather, road salt and more this winter

In much of the country, when winter rolls around, previously hospitable conditions can quickly turn chilly and dangerous for people and pups alike. …

Older Americans lead the nation in pet spending, but not by much

While baby boomers far outpaced other age groups in pet spending in 2021, spending evened out among all Americans in 2022, per an eTailPet analysis of BLS data.
Podcasts about pets

Dog talk ... and more

Every dog lover's resource for keeping yourself & your best friend happy, healthy and long living - naturally. Listen in to Dr. Peter Dobias weekly to find out how both you and your furry friend …

Talkin' pets, with vets

Two Vets Talk Pets podcast

Veterinarians, Drs Lewis Kirkham and Robbie Anderton, provide an informative, light-hearted chat about the health of your pet. It includes veterinary, behaviour and training advice for pet owners, …

Purrr-fectly enjoyable

In these cat podcasts, learn everything there is to know about cats on Cattitude with your hosts Michelle Fern & Tom Dock. In this cat podcast, each week we’ll spotlight a cool cat breed, …