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Pet Lost & Found

Lose or find a pet in or around Groton?
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Pet Tips & Tricks From Groton Veterinary Hospital

Groton Veterinary Hospital

Groton Veterinary Hospital

This column of pet care information is provided by Dr. Susan Horowitz and the staff at the Groton Veterinary Hospital.

  • Pet Tips From Groton Vet Hospital

    • Keep Pets Safe From Mosquitos

      Date: September 12, 2012

      Our pets are subject to mosquito-born diseases such as West Nile Virus and EEE, and the recommendations for pet protections are similar to people.

    • Summertime Hazards for Pets

      Date: July 29, 2012

      Summer can be a dangerous season for your pets, so be sure to remember these tips when you and your pets are having fun -- or trying to recover -- from fun in the sun and warm temperatures.

    • Mosquitoes Spread Heartworm; Time to Protect Your Pets

      Date: April 17, 2012

      Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes, so it's not hard to understand why Groton is a hot spot. Prevention is the key, even though it is a treatable disease. It is easy to prevent with a monthly treatment, but the medicine needs to be given every month. Mosquitoes are out when the temperature is 50 degrees, so this year is a good example of why to treat in the cold months.

    • Ticks, ticks, ticks!

      Date: March 7, 2012

      Ticks are out all year long except the brown dog tick which hibernates in cold weather. All ticks are in a feeding frenzy spring and fall. Thanks to a mild winter, this year’s cycle is starting early. All pets that go outdoors should have flea/tick preventative treatments every 28 days. Make sure the medication contacts more »

    • Dental Health

      Date: February 8, 2012

      February is Dental Health month. Dogs and cats have the same dental diseases that people do. Gingivitis, plaque and tartar are the main culprits. Bacteria can shower through your pet and cause problems with heart, kidney, liver, and other organs. Brushing is as important for our pets as ourselves and chewing kongs or rawhide is more »

    • Dog Flu

      Date: February 4, 2012

      The New Year brings unwelcome news of an upper respiratory virus that mutated from horses to dogs. It is more serious than canine “kennel cough” (bordatella) and can actually kill dogs. It is now being reported in Massachusetts. Dogs usually have a deep, moist cough, nasal discharge, run a fever and stop eating. Many dogs more »

    • Feline and Canine Vaccination

      Date: December 27, 2011

      For the past 50 years, vaccinations have helped extend the lives of our pets by several years. However, in the past decade the veterinary community has come to realize that not all pets need all vaccines with the frequency previously thought. In cats and dogs, we have been decreasing the vaccine load in the past more »

    • About Vaccinations

      Date: December 27, 2011

      What is the immune system? Why is it important? The immune system plays a pivotal role in maintaining your pet’s health. One of the most important functions of this highly complex system of specialized cells and molecules is to protect pets from disease and infection caused by foreign invaders—viruses, bacteria and a host of other more »


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Critter Map


Critter Sightings in and around Groton

This map shows recent animal sightings in and around Groton.
Black markers are black bear; green are moose. Have you got your own sighting that you’d like to add?