Chocolate and your Pets

by Dr. Barry Baker, ECC Staff Doctor  It’s that time of year again. The holidays are fast approaching, kicking off with Halloween as the first big holiday where people will go out and buy a lot more chocolate and candies than they normally would earlier in the year. This will continue through Thanksgiving, Christmas and […] Read more »

Veterinary Dental Health

by Chris Walker, DVM, Chief of Staff, General Practice You might wonder how dental health affects your pet.  Dental disease reveals itself mostly as oral pain.  In pets oral pain can be difficult to recognize but often dysphagia (difficulty eating) is the easiest symptom of pain you might notice.  Pets will enthusiastically run to the […] Read more »

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Small Animals

by Julie Callahan, DVM, DACVIM Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is a complex disease process of the intestinal tract that is a common cause of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) upset in dogs and cats.  This inflammatory condition causes a combination of clinical signs including changes in appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.  The underlying cause of […] Read more »

Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan)

What is a CT scan? CT scans are non-invasive and non-painful. Your pet will be on a movable table that is advanced into a tube like structure where the x-ray beam can be rotated 360 degrees around your pet. As your pet advances into the tube the CT scan takes multiple images. A computer then […] Read more »

Accidental Medication Toxicity in Pets

Pets can be unintentionally exposed to a variety of toxic substances. Even when the substances are secured and out of site, animals still have a way of finding them and ingesting them (unzipping backpacks, jumping up on counters). The story of Olive highlights this and how serious it can be when animals get into things […] Read more »

Laser Therapy for Small Animals

The New England Animal Medical Center is proud to offer our new low level laser therapy! Laser therapy is a relatively new treatment modality that can be used in both cats and dogs for a number of different conditions. The laser produces specific light wavelengths and frequencies to effect a photochemical alteration of cells, which […] Read more »

Copper

We wanted to share this note we received from the family of one of our recent emergency patients. This and similar situations occur a lot more than one would think. Part of our mission here at NEAMC is to provide the best acute care possible, when we have wonderful and happy outcomes like this we […] Read more »

Canine Elbow Osteoarthritis

A common cause of front limb lameness in medium to large breed dogs of any age is the result of a condition traditionally called “elbow dysplasia”. Although some dogs have signs of lameness after adulthood, the problem arises during the development/growth from puppy to adult. Elbow dysplasia is traditionally described as one or more of […] Read more »

Admitting Your Pet for Surgery with our Surgical Specialists

Pet Surgery Admissions

The surgery department at NEAMC is available Monday through Saturday with board certified surgeons that are here to assist with consultation and surgery for small animals. We also are available for emergency surgery when needed overnight and over the weekend. We are committed to providing options for the treatment of multiple conditions that our beloved […] Read more »