Our Doctors' Blog

by Dr. Jody Kaufman

I met Buddy in the fall of 1997. He was brought into the clinic on an emergency basis on a Sunday morning. His owner said that he had a large abscess on his head and that he was worried because the cat was not up to date on his Rabies vaccination. Upon arrival, his owner stated that they... read more

Dr. Kate Lawton

Many common situations are difficult for pets, including kennel stays, house moves, arrival of a new pet, baby, or visitors, sudden noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms, travel, vet or groomer visits, and the holiday period. Many cats do not cope well in a multi-cat household. There are... read more

Dr. Julie Hunt

If I had a nickel for every time I say, “your dog needs to lose weight,” I would be rich indeed!

This article offers an overview of some of the wonderful places in the Exeter area where owners can walk dogs in a safe, outdoor environment. However, each location has rules and... read more

Dr. Jody Kaufman

Buttons came in for her yearly exam last November. She was a healthy and happy house cat who never went out, weighing 9.7 pounds. She was given a clean bill of health... read more

Dr. Jody Kaufman

How many people remember the Bedlington Terrier? Probably very few under the age of sixty. Bedlingtons were cute, curly-haired white dogs that looked like little lambs and were once one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. Their demise coincided with the appearance of an inherited... read more

Dr. Julie Hunt

According to the Association for Prevention of Pet Obesity (APOP), just over 50% of both cats and dogs in the US are overweight or obese. Obesity is defined as weighing greater than 30% above normal body condition. Surprisingly, only 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners realize their own... read more

Dr. Kate Lawton

With the craziness of the holiday season comes a variety of ways you could find yourself spending an evening sitting in an emergency veterinary hospital with your pet. To help prevent any yuletide casualties, here is a compilation of some of the most common mishaps of the holidays.

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Dr. Julie Hunt

Most dog owners are aware of heartworm disease and have been instructed to give a heartworm preventative pill to their dog once monthly. You also probably know that heartworm is passed from dog to dog through the bite of a mosquito. So how do the preventatives work? And why do we recommend... read more

Dr. Kate Lawton

With the start of school comes the second wave of ticks and if the spring was any indicator, it’s going to be a doozy. While ticks are quite disgusting on their own, they can also transmit a myriad of diseases to your dog. You are probably most familiar with Lyme disease, but Anaplasmosis,... read more

Dr. Jody Kaufman

As the summer starts winding down, fleas start ramping up their assault. Years ago it was a never-ending battle to control them. People would spray, dip, bomb the house, and repeat the cycle all over again until winter came to the rescue. Then, almost twenty years ago, everything changed... read more

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