• Heat Stroke

    Could it happen to your Golden? With the hot temperatures of the summer months, it is extremely important to prevent your dog from overheating. Dogs cannot tell you when their…


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  • 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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