• Pets and Pests

    by Sue Averill with Dawn Burke, DVM There are many tiny critters that would like to use your dog as a food source, home, mode of transportation, or all of…


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  • Heartworm Disease

    by Sue Averill with Dawn Burke, DVM Here in the Northeast, warm weather brings the mosquitoes out of hibernation. Infested mosquitoes transmit heartworms to dogs that they feed on. Untreated,…


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  • Gastric Dilation / Bloat

    by the Editor, Golden Times This is a true veterinary emergency. Bloat with a possible stomach twist (torsion) is one of the most dangerous intestinal disorders known in canine medicine. The…


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  • Lyme Disease

    by Dawn Burke, DVM Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete (spiral shaped bacteria) Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted to dogs from the bite of an infected deer tick (Ixodes…


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  • Dog Obesity

    by Sue Averill Overweight dogs that have conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia and over-angulated joints, (pasterns, hocks and stifles) suffer greater pain, which causes a greatly reduced quality of…


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  • Merlin #5188

    Previously Featured Adoptions – April 2015 Merlin was 8 when his family could no longer keep him. Merlin had been with them since he was a puppy and was a…


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  • Odie #5173

    Previously Featured Adoptions – May 2015 Odie was 8 when his family could no longer provide for all his medical needs. The family had diligently tried to care for Odie’s…


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  • Abbey #5157

    Previously Featured Adoptions – May 2015 Abbey was 12 years old when her family had to move. They had owned Abbey since she was a puppy, but they could not…


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  • Brady #4535

    Previously Featured Adoptions – May 2015 Brady was 1 ½ years old when he was surrendered to YGRR because he was too exuberant for his family. His owners were physically…


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  • Choo Choo #5190

    Previously Featured Adoptions – May 2015 Choo Choo was 5 when her family could no longer keep her. They had recently had a baby, among other changes, and the demands…


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