30 Jun 2017
June 30, 2017

Updates in treating heart disease.

Back in the old days, when I first started in veterinary medicine, if your dog developed heart disease, they were put on lasix and digoxin and were given the prognosis of living another 6 months. With todays' advances dogs can live much longer and with a dramatically better quality of life. Much the same way.. read more →
10 May 2017
May 10, 2017

April Showers

This piece was written by one of our technicians, Amy. It is a very emotional piece, so be prepared. They say April showers bring May flowers, and gardens seem to be in full bloom. It feels that spring has finally sprung. And while things seem to be on the upswing, April was a challenging month.. read more →
09 Mar 2017
March 9, 2017

Veterinary Acupuncture

The following article was written by Deanna Bowen, CVT. Veterinary Acupuncture can treat a variety of diseases in our pets; arthritis, pain, nausea, poor appetite, liver and kidney disease. It is a great addition to traditional therapies for just about any disease process we see. I first began looking in to acupuncture in 2012 for.. read more →
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 →
22 Apr 2014
April 22, 2014


The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists will hold a public service event providing free eye screening exams to Service Animals during May 2014.All services are donated, in an effort to improve the Service Animals health and avert potential disease threats to thousands of animals across the US and Canada. To check eligibility and available clinics,.. read more →
24 Mar 2014
March 24, 2014

What is Cushing’s Disease?

This column was written by Sarah McElroy, DVM Cushing's disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, is a syndrome resulting from excessive production of glucorticoid, the body's natural steroid hormone. This can result from a hormonally active tumor of the pituitary gland in the brain, or less commonly, a hormone producing tumor of one of the adrenal glands. The.. read more →
17 Mar 2014
March 17, 2014


The American Kennel Club recently renamed their pet recovery service. Companion Animal Recovery is now known as AKC Reunite. Although they've updated their name, logo, and website, AKC Reunite still provides 24/7 assistance in reuniting registered lost pets with their owners. A microchip is  rice sized, inserted under the skin, and the chip's number can.. read more →