Rabbits as Family Pets

  Many people ask our office if rabbits make good family pets. The answer is a resounding ‘YES’! They make great pets that are easy to care for (with a little advance instruction) and provide fulfilling, personable, and yes, intelligent companionship. A large number of our clients develop deep relationships with their bunny and mourn […] Read more »

Important message from the Medical Director – Veterinary emergency practices are becoming overwhelmed

There is an unprecedented nationwide phenomenon that has been occurring since the COVID-19 pandemic affected our lifestyles. This is the fact that all around the country, veterinary emergency practices are becoming overwhelmed by the caseload presenting to these facilities. This is happening to most, if not all, practices across New England and surrounding states. This […] Read more »

Coronavirus Update (03/17/2020)

In our ever changing world of dealing with the coronavirus, we are updating our protocols which allow for us to continue providing the best care possible to your pets. While these may seem severe, we are trying to protect our staff as best possible and keep you, the client, as safe as possible. The following […] Read more »

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 »