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Immune Mediated Disease

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The body’s immune system is a host defense system in both people and pets. But I bet you don’t often think about your own immune system. There are several reasons the immune system is harder to wrap your head around than other body systems. You hardly know the immune system is there unless it doesn’t work.

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Resources for Injured Pets and Urban Wildlife

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When people need information about animals, their veterinarian is typically the first phone call they make. Recently, I got just such a call from a friend with an injured seagull in their Boston backyard. Given the increasing interface between urban and rural, issues with wildlife in the backyard are on the uptick. Sick or injured

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How Global Warming Affects Your Pet

This year, 2016, is on track to be one of the warmest on record. While not everyone ascribes to the global warming theory, those that do will be concerned about the impact of climate change on their pets’ well-being. Expansion of Disease Vectors Some diseases, like canine influenza, are transmitted from one dog to another.

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Feeding Your Cat for Optimal Health

June is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and I am hoping many families will be welcoming a new furry feline into their home this month. To help new cat owners learn about the needs of cats, this month’s blogs are dedicated to feline topics – this week to nutrition. Use a Reliable Source of

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