Ask the Vet
A regular column focusing on pet healthcare, written in partnership with BluePearl Veterinary Partners and including contributions from other veterinarians who work closely with NEADS.
All Eyes On… Dr. Clara Williams
At NEADS, the health and well-being of our dogs is crucial. From the moment they arrive on campus, our dogs have consistent health monitoring that includes routine care, vaccinations, orthopedic screenings, and eye exams.Read More
Ask the Vet: 5 Things to Know about Pet Dental Health
February is National Pet Dental Health month, and while taking care of our pets’ teeth is a year-round effort, this is the perfect time to understand the important role oral health care plays in our pets’ health. Thanks to Dr. Cathryn Cleveland, veterinarian at Ashland Animal Hospital, Ashland, MA and NEADS volunteer, for this information.Read More
Ask the Vet: Prevent Pets from Packing on the Pounds
A majority of pets in the U.S. are suffering from a serious condition that not only shaves years off their lives but can also dramatically reduce the quality of the…Read More
Ask the Vet: Six tips for avoiding that holiday trip to the pet hospital
We’ve all eaten too much food at some point during the holidays, but most of us will not try an appetizer of tinsel or a main course of turkey bones.
Pets are a different story. Every year at this time, dogs and cats start swallowing some ill-advised holiday foods — and things that aren’t food at all. So the staff at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, which has animal hospitals in more than 20 states, are expecting to see the usual influx of pets during this holiday season.Read More
Ask the Vet: Holiday Hazards for Pets
November and December are filled with fun holiday celebrations, but an unexpected trip to the vet can instantly spoil the cheer. From turkey bones to tinsel, veterinarians treat dozens of…Read More
Blue-Green Algae Blooms
With the warm weather we have been experiencing, the risk of blue-green algae blooms (cyanobacteria) in some ponds, lakes and rivers is increasing. Here are some tips to keep you…Read More
Ask the Vet: Cannabis and Dogs
With the increased use of medical marijuana and the nationwide loosening of legal restrictions on the use of marijuana, there is an increased danger of harmful exposure to dogs and…Read More
Ask the Vet: Summer Safety Tips
The warm summer months invite us to get outside to run, walk, or play with our beloved and eager dogs. The following tips will help ensure it’s a fun, safe…Read More
Spring allergies – your pets can get them too!
The flowers of spring may be in full bloom, but so are the allergies that go along with the season. Many pet owners do not realize that dogs and cats…Read More
Ask the Vet: Plan now for holiday pet travels
Yes, fall is almost here. And while your next big vacation with your pets might not happen until Thanksgiving or winter school break, now is the perfect time to plan for traveling with our pets.Read More
Ask the Vet: Don’t risk your dog’s life in the summer heat
As we enter the warm summer months, it’s fun to get outside to run, walk or play with our beloved and eager dogs.
But the heat can be deadly for dogs – and we’re not just talking about the tragic stories of pets locked in hot cars. Every year at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospitals, we see dogs that have become dangerously ill or even died after going on hikes with their owners, playing too strenuously at a dog park or even being left in the yard.Read More
Ask the Vet: Considering Pet Insurance
When bringing home a new pet, most people have a variety of things they need to acquire, from a new, soft bed to plenty of nutritious food.
We at BluePearl Veterinary Partners would love for you to add one more item to that list: pet insurance.
Ask the Vet: It’s allergy season for your pets, too
The spring allergy season is coming, and many people don’t realize that dogs can suffer just as much as humans. But that doesn’t mean your pets will start sneezing from…Read More
Ask the Vet: Protecting Pets from the Winter Cold
As the temperature drops, it can make life unpleasant for everyone – including our four-legged friends. That’s why owners need take precautions to protect them when the mercury dips below…Read More
Ask the Vet: Protecting Your Dog from Ticks
There are many delightful things about spending time with your dog during autumn’s cooler weather, from hikes in the woods to excursions to the local farmer’s market. One not so…Read More