Pet Insurance: Navigating a Slew of (Important) Questions

Every year we see an increasing number of patients with pet health insurance at the Manchester Animal Hospital.  The common question is, “Is it worth it?” ...

Pain in Pets

Nobody wants to see their dog suffering and in pain, writes Dr. Larry Lamb of Manchester Animal Hospital.  However, sometimes it can be very difficult to know for sure whether your dog is in pain.  …

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 …
Pet coverage from around the web

Creating a Pet-Friendly Palace

(Family Features) As much as you love your pets and work hard to make them part of the family, they're also a big responsibility. Part of that responsibility includes setting up your home so it's equal parts stylish (for you) and functional (for Fido).

Make Summer Travel with Pets Enjoyable and Seamless

(Family Features) For pet owners, cats and dogs are part of the family, which means when it's time to head out of town this summer, the four-legged friends get to come along, too.
Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options
(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …
Myths about dog wellness, debunked
Ollie (Inc) debunked common dog wellness myths using research studies and news articles from the AKC and the AAHA.
It’s important to take steps to ensure your pet stays cool, happy and healthy all summer long.
A Veterinarian’s Top Tips for a Safe, Fun Summer
by Dr. Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM, Chief Veterinarian at Petco (NAPSI)—Longer, warmer days often mean pets and pet parents are spending more time together outside. Whether you’re hosting a …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Little seed, big problem – keep an eye out for foxtail seed pods that can harm your pet this summer
Across much of the United States, spring is in full force. With warmer weather, people are taking their furry family members out on longer walks and spending more time outside. Alongside blooming flowers and trees, your pet might run into a small, unassuming grass seed pod known as a foxtail. …
America's 10 Most Amazing Shelter Dog Makeovers Unleashed
(BPT) - May marks National Pet Month, and it's a time to celebrate the love and companionship our furry friends bring into our lives; however, let's not forget about the dogs still awaiting their …
3 expert tips to manage your puppy's dental health
(BPT) - Every new puppy owner has a camera roll full of pictures, but don't let that sweet puppy smile fool you — good dental health requires a plan.By the age of three years, most dogs will …
Kitten season is out of control. Are warmer winters to blame?
Grist reports that outdoor kitten counts are booming, which is bad news for shelters and wildlife.
What makes a Westminster Best in Show winner, based on a century of data
Stacker used data from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the American Kennel Club to explore trends in Best in Show winners.

How to Support Your Pet's Health During Summer

(Family Features) Part of supporting your pet throughout the year is understanding the specific risks that come with changing weather and special seasonal events. Supporting pets this summer can be easier with these tips.

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 …
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, …