23 Aug 2016
August 23, 2016

The siren song

Those of us who are cat owners know how special they are-quirky, cuddly, aloof, acrobatic, puzzling. We are completely devoted and sometimes frustrated by them at the same time. One of the most frequently heard questions is..."Why does my cat wake me up at 2 a.m?" There is not one simple answer-but some of the.. read more →
18 Sep 2015
September 18, 2015

Black Dogs Project

Did you know, statistically, that black colored dogs are the last to be adopted and, consequently, experience an unusually high euthanasia rate? No one knows exactly why (perhaps it's the color black being associated with evil?) yet one man is trying to bring attention to this issue. Fred Levy sought out owners of black dogs and.. read more →
01 Jul 2014
July 1, 2014


We've finally hit a stretch of good weather and are greeting our old friends(?)-heat and humidity. With the blue skies and warmer temperatures, come a few reminders. Walk your dog early in the morning and after the sun goes down. Remember that black asphalt absorbs heat. Air temps in the mid 70's can cause surface.. read more →
15 May 2014
May 15, 2014


On Wednesday, May 21 from 6-8 P.M., The East Greenwich location of Alex and Ani is holding a Charity by Design event. A percentage of sales that evening will benefit Tails To Teach, the wonderful organization that brings dogs into schools and other venues. The dogs act as ambassadors of peace and generate conversations about.. read more →
24 Feb 2014
February 24, 2014


Clients often believe that they can stop, or cut back on their use of tick protection during these frigid winter temperatures. But guess what? Recent research at the University of Rhode Island proves that theory to be incorrect. There are a few different  ideas as to how the ticks can stay alive. One thought is.. read more →
26 Nov 2013
November 26, 2013


We offer congratulations to two of our staff members who recently had babies. Our technician Lea had a baby boy, Mason, on 11/12/13. Dr Caldwell, our acupuncture and Eastern medicine specialist had a baby boy, Finn, on 11/22/2013. Both families are doing well and we look forward to their return. That's Mason on the left. read more →
30 Sep 2013
September 30, 2013

Fluffy Doesn’t Need to Go to the Vets

The thought of having to bring one of my feline crew in for a veterinary visit doesn't exactly make me dance with delight. Even though I am a trained professional, with one or two of my cats, it is often a rodeo to try and round them up to get them in their carrier. Then.. read more →
10 Sep 2013
September 10, 2013

And the Winner Is….

Congratulations to Dr. Nelson's Norfolk Terrier Simon Shoestring. He went Best of Breed over the number one Norfolk Terrier in the country this past Friday at the Tuxedo Park Kennel Club show in New Jersey. It was a great win and we wish him luck at National Specialty show this fall. read more →
07 May 2013
May 7, 2013


It's 7:45 Monday morning, and there are 2 people already waiting as we unlock the doors. Bo, a 10 year old Lab, hasn't eaten in 3 days. Fluffy, a 4 year old neutered male cat, has been doing the cha cha in and out of the litterbox since Sunday morning. Both doctors are running late..... read more →
10 Apr 2013
April 10, 2013

The Mystery of Animal Mummies

Earlier this year I wrote about cats viewed in history as royalty. In a related matter, today we are going to talk about Egypt's animal mummies. People and animals were mummified to prepare them for their journey into the afterlife. In many cases, when a member of royalty died, their animals were put to death.. read more →