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 of the Week: Benny No Jets
Pet of the Week: Benny No Jets
     Are you looking for a charming and affectionate feline companion?  Look no further, because Benny is here to steal your heart!  This one-year-old cat is a delightful white and orange guy …
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Pets and People: Our Pets and Unconditional Love
Unconditional love from pets refers to the unwavering and limitless affection, loyalty, and emotional support that animals, such as dogs and cats, provide to their human companions without any …
Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week: Dandelion Brings the Sun
Dandelion is full of fun and affection.  She is a happy and outgoing puppy about 5 months old.  She's always up for a good game of fetch or a romp around the yard with some napping and snuggle time …
Pet coverage from around the web

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. …

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 …

Animal shelter populations are up—here's why and how shelters are responding

CitizenShipper looked at Best Friends Animal Society data to examine increased shelter populations and how they are responding.
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.
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 …
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. …

Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian

Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian
(NewsUSA) - The holidays ring in a season of food prep and culinary indulgence, enticing people and pets with an abundance of activity in the kitchen as holiday meals and treats are prepared for …

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 …

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.

Deepen your bond with your pet through shared meal experiences

(BPT) - From swapping recipes with friends on social media to crafting meals that bring your family together, food has transformed into a way to bond with others and show you care. But have you ever …
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, …