Pet Blog

Why do dogs (and some cats) eat grass??

May 24, 2016

  There are many reasons why a dog (or cat) may eat grass. However, most veterinarians’ consensus is that pets will eat grass as a way to reduce, eliminate or relieve GI upset, nausea, parasites or possibly infection.  Many pets will eat grass and then vomit.  It’s the purging act that the pet seeks.  Generally, the […]

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Anesthesia….Need to Know!

March 15, 2016

  Almost every pet will need general anesthesia at some point in their life.  With today’s excellent pre-anesthesia physical examinations, modern anesthetic drugs and protocols, advanced monitoring and prompt recovery, pet anesthesia has never been safer.  Read this article by Robert D. Keegan, DVM. Dr. Keegan is a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist.  Didn’t know those existed […]

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Assisi Loop – Targeted Pulsed Electromagentic Therapy

November 24, 2015

Targeted Pulsed Electromagentic Field Therapy (fPEMF) Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is a means of using electrical currents to heal tissue and improve health.  These fields, when placed near a conductor (such as any portion of a pet’s body) will induce a current flow.  These currents are induced from outside the body, without their needing to […]

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Bravo Recalls Select Chicken Pet Foods

July 28, 2015

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Contact: Consumer: (866) 922-9222 (866) 922-9222 FREE Media: E-mail: info@bravopetfoods.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2015 – Manchester, CT – Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of […]

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Stella and Chewy’s Recall

July 6, 2015

Stella and Chewy’s is recalling 11 of its products after Listeria monocytogenes was found in one of its dog food products during routine testing. The Maryland Department of Agriculture ordered the company stop selling Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for dogs on Saturday. Tests revealed the product was contaminated with Listeria. As a precaution, the company […]

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Microchip – A Return Home Ticket!

June 16, 2015

Microchips save lives!  There, I’ve boldly said it!  Microchip insertions for pets have been a game changer in the lost and found department of pet care and shelter medicine.  Without them, the number of lost pets never returned to their loving families would be shattering. What is a Microchip?  – A Microchip is a small […]

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Vaccinations – Injecting Wellness

May 18, 2015

Vaccines are a means to stimulate the body’s immunity to different bacterial and viral infections.  A vaccine prepares the body’s defenses to attack invading pathogens and to prevent or reduce severity of the diseases they cause.  Vaccines are an important way to prevent certain diseases from invading and harming your dog or cat. Pet vaccinations […]

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Loyalty Wellness Packages

May 18, 2015

WHY:  Prevention of disease and early detection of disorders is paramount at Harbourside Animal Hospital.  We take this so serious, that we have designed Loyalty Wellness Packages to ensure that we provide the optimum in your pet’s health. […]

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Laser Therapy – See The Light

May 18, 2015

Major League Baseball uses it.  The NFL uses it.  The US Olympic Team uses it.  Progressive Cutting Edge Veterinarians use it. What is it?  Laser Therapy, that’s what.  So, let me shed some light on the subject. Therapeutic Laser is a new innovative method of treatment that has shown to improve a pet’s circulation, reduce […]

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Blood Work & Lab Testing – An Internal Physical Exam

May 18, 2015

Have you ever gone to the veterinarian and be told that they recommend annual blood work for your pet? There is a reason for this, as most pet owner’s only think about blood work or lab tests when their pet is sick. However just like their human counter parts, pets too should have lab tests […]

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