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He’s Been Improving Every Day

We were visiting family in the Boston area with our 13 year old dog. He awoke one morning unable to stand and his eyes were darting back and forth. Dr. DePaola diagnosed it as old dog vestibular disease. We are so very thankful for the great caring service we received at BluePearl. We appreciate that […]
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Made an Impossible Day More Bearable

The day after Christmas our 15 yr old lab mix, Sadie, had declined rapidly. We could not go to our regular vet as it was closed. The kids and I feared that we were going to have to make the difficult decision to let Sadie go. The doctor and the staff were all very understanding […]
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Saved His Little Life

We brought in our 3-year-old tomcat named Frodo. Our family vet had drained his little clogged bladder after we discovered he had kidney stones. He needed 24-hour care for a day or two after, due to his kidneys now failing. The staff was ever so caring and understanding of our lack of funds, being this […]
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How to Read a Pet Food Label

You want what’s best for your furry friend, but how do you make sure the food you’re feeding your pet is good? Does price make a difference? Which ingredients are the healthiest for pets? Which pet foods are the animal equivalents of fast food – tasty, but not a lot of nutritional value? Gaining a […]
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Pet Diabetes: A Treatable Condition

Animal diabetes is as serious a disease for pets as it is for humans. If left untreated, it can lead to other medical problems, like cataracts and slow wound healing, even death. Since it’s a fairly common disorder, it’s important to be on the lookout for the warning signs, and to follow steps to prevent […]
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Cancer, Chemo. Now He Runs More Than a Mile.

Meet Cutter. Named for Cary Grant’s character in the 1939 movie Gunga Din, this handsome boy loves life and loves to travel. When he was diagnosed with cancer in his tonsils last year, his family wanted to give him every chance to continue enjoying his life. Cutter underwent surgery at one of our hospitals in […]
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What pet parents need to know about canine flu

As reports of canine flu continue to spread throughout the country, doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering guidance for concerned pet parents. A canine flu outbreak was first reported in April in the Chicago area, where more than 1,000 dogs have been affected. The disease has since popped up in several other states, including […]
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How to Help Your Cat or Dog Lose Weight

Many cat and dog owners don’t realize that a round belly on their furry loved ones can lead to serious health consequences. Approximately 34% to 59%of dogs and 25% to 63% of cats in the U.S. are on the chubby side. Obesity (more than 20 percent over their ideal weight) is associated with serious health […]
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Help Getting Your Pet to the Vet

When your dog or cat bolts to their favorite hiding place at the thought of going to the vet, it makes exam day stressful for both you and him. Because it’s important that your pet gets regular check ups and be taken into your primary care veterinarian at the first sign of trouble, our team […]
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Pet Cancer: Top 3 Myths

Myth #1:  A diagnosis of cancer is a death sentence. A diagnosis of cancer can be scary and emotional, but patients can survive cancer. At BluePearl, we’ve treated thousands of cancer cases. Each patient’s situation is unique, and treatments have to be tailored to his/her particular type of cancer and stage. Most cancers found in […]
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