Please give a warm welcome to our newest pet stylist at Pittsfield Vet, Ashley!

Ashley is now working Tuesday from 8-2 pm; Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 8 – 6 pm; and Saturday from 8-2 pm.

Published: August 31, 2020

Safe Use Of Flea And Tick Preventive Products

They're creepy, they're crawly...and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. They suck your pet's blood, they suck human blood, and can transmit diseases.

Published: July 9, 2020

A Day in the Life of: Kanye

Hello everyone! My name is Kanye and I love to stay with my friends at the Shaker Hill Pet Resort. My parents love me so much that they let me go on vacation at the resort in a 5 level cat condo. The resort staff has amazing accommodations.

Published: June 9, 2020

How to Socialize Your Puppy… When You Can’t Be Social

Just when you thought you had social distancing in the bag, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that your pets follow social distancing guidelines as well. (Insert sad dog emoji here).

Published: May 13, 2020

Take 10 With Your Furry Friend

If you’re working from home, sheltering in place or self-isolating, you’re no doubt spending more time with your pets. We can help you keep them healthy and happy until their next office visit with these 10 pet-care tips, many of which take just 10 minutes.

Published: April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Pet

IDEXX announced on March 13 that it had evaluated thousands of canine and feline specimens during validation of its new veterinary test system for the COVID-19 virus and had obtained no positive results.

Published: March 15, 2020

Why do dogs cough?

Coughing can be attributed to many different conditions in our canine friends, some more serious than others. It is best to see your veterinarian if your pet is doing any coughing that persists or continues.

Published: March 1, 2020

5 Common Canine Oral Tooth Problems

Have you ever wondered why your pets’ breath smells so bad? Just like humans, plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria covers the surface of the teeth. If not removed by brushing this plaque can build up and harden into calculus (tartar). Once calculus is present is cannot be removed by brushing alone. This is where a dental cleaning and assessment is required.

Published: February 12, 2020

What is a dental cleaning and assessment?

A dental cleaning and assessment is done after a significant amount of dental disease has been found on gross examination by your veterinarian. Your pet will undergo general anesthesia with any necessary oral surgery and a prophylaxis dental cleaning. Most of the time dental disease is not visually apparent as most diseases entail the tooth roots.

Published: February 1, 2020