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Read the helpful tips and advice our Groton vets have to offer, to help you keep your cat or dog happy and healthy.

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Nutrition, Skin and Dogs

Nutrition, Skin and Dogs

Just like in people, our dogs' skin is their largest organ. When combined with their coat, it makes up 12% of the average dog's body weight. What you may not know is that your dog's daily nutrition can have a significant impact on the health and condition of their skin and coat. Here, our Groton vets explain the relationship between your dog's skin, coat and their diet.

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Spider Bites on Dogs

Spider Bites on Dogs

No one loves the thought of spiders being in our home and biting us or our pets. Most of the time, these creatures stay out of sight and don't bother us, but there are some cases where they will bite us or our canine companions. Here, our Groton vets explain everything you need to know about spider bites in dogs and when you should seek medical attention.

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How to choose the right boarding facility for your pet

How to choose the right boarding facility for your pet

Are you planning on being away from home for long enough that someone will need to make sure your dog remains, engaged, healthy and happy If so, you may be wondering about dog boarding as an option.

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Skin Allergies in Cats

Skin Allergies in Cats

Just like dogs, cats are capable of developing itchy, and even painful, skin conditions caused by allergies. Here, our Groton veterinarians explain some common causes of skin allergies in our feline friends and how they can be treated. 

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What to Do if My Dog Cut Its Paw Pad?

What to Do if My Dog Cut Its Paw Pad?

While the pads on the bottom of your dog's paws are much tougher than the soles of human feet, they can still get cut or injured. Here, our Groton veterinarians explain what you should do if you notice that your dog has a cut paw.

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How to Travel With a Cat: Tips for a low-stress trip

How to Travel With a Cat: Tips for a low-stress trip

Are you looking to bring your cat along with you while travelling? Whether moving by land, air or sea, it's important that you make sure you've set your cat up for a successful journey. Here, our Groton vets chare some advice about travelling long distances with your cat.

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How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

Your cat is hugely important to you and you want to make sure that you do everything you can to help them live a long, happy and healthy life. Here, our Groton vets explain how often you should be bringing your cat to the vet for routine checkups and preventive care. 

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Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

Without appropriate dental care, your dog's teeth will decay and disease will gain a foothold. In this post, our Groton vets share a few reasons why dog dental care is so important to their health.

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What is Kennel Cough in Dogs? Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

What is Kennel Cough in Dogs? Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Does your dog have a dry, non-productive cough? If this is the case, your dog may be suffering from what is commonly called kennel cough. Here, our Groton vets share some facts about this highly contagious disease and what to do if you notice its symptoms in your dog.

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Pets Eating Problems - Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Pets Eating Problems - Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Our Groton vets know that cats have a well-deserved reputation for being picky eaters. So, if your cat is refusing to eat, it may be difficult to find an obvious reason. Here are a few of the most common reasons why your cat isn't eating and when you should book a vet appointment.

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