If you have seen one flea on your dog or cat, then he or she has fleas. In almost all cases, there are many more fleas unseen than seen. You can check for flea dirt, which is actually tiny specks of dried blood left by fleas when they bite your pet. Comb through your pet’s coat [...]
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1. The vestibular apparatus, housed deep in the cat’s inner ear, is responsible for the cat’s remarkable sense of balance. This sense organ’s tiny chambers and canals are lined with millions of sensitive hairs and filled with fluid and minute floating crystals. When the cat moves suddenly, the delicate hairs detect the movement of the [...]
Many people are aware that certain holiday plants, such as mistletoe and holly are poisonous to pets but wheat about the most common holiday "plant," the Christmas tree. We worry about pets tipping over the tree or tearing open presents but what about those pets that choose to eat the tree? Christmas trees are considered [...]
Why is blood work important? Animals are unable to explain symptoms so it is important to establish a baseline in a healthy pet to catch potential problems and to screen for any issues before a procedure or surgery to include medication screening. Screenings include but are not limited to: Diabetes Kidney Disease Hyperthyroid Liver Disease Lab [...]
Take Your Pet’s Bad Breath Seriously Dental disease is the most common illness encountered in veterinary medicine today and affects 9 out of 10 pets. Unfortunately it is also the most under treated disease. Bacteria buildup can be carried throughout the body. Dental disease puts tremendous demands on your pet’s organs, weakening the liver, kidneys, [...]
Does your pet have little bumps, warts, growths, or skin tags you wish were gone? Now there’s an easy way to finally get rid of them! Cryosurgery using Liquid Nitrogen instantly freezes these annoying lesions! Cryosurgery: the fast, easy, safe way to eliminate unsightly growths. Produces excellent cosmetic results No sedation necessary Can be done during any [...]
NEW ARC is the North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition, a group of home based, licensed wildlife rehabilitators, certified by The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife. They work out of their homes in Wilmington, Billerica, Chelmsford and Arlington, rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife brought to us by the general public or other animal rescue agencies (such as [...]
Canine Influenza is a Rising Issue Canine Influenza is an upper respiratory disease that has attracted media attention for its spread to the northeast. The Canine Influenza Vaccine is available at Woburn Animal Hospital and at Ledgebrook Kennel. It is recommended for dogs that have contact with other dogs (i.e. daycare, grooming, boarding, dog parks). [...]
Your pet could benefit from Laser Therapy if your pet is experiencing osteoarthritis, soft tissue or joint injuries, needs to build more strength and stamina, recovering from a surgical procedure such as the repair of a torn cruciate ligament (at Woburn Animal Hospital, Laser Therapy is included in the post-operative rechecks), experiencing hip dysplasia or [...]
In a traditional non-laparoscopic spay, a 2″ to 3″ incision is made in the abdomen through which the ovarian ligament is blindly torn from the abdominal wall. This causes bruising to you pet’s abdominal wall and postoperative pain. In most cases your pet will be required to stay overnight. The incision takes up to two [...]