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From March-November, Brookfield Animal Hospital fields phone calls from pet owners whose dogs have been sprayed by skunks. Here is everything that you need to know about these adorable, helpful, but awful smelling creatures including how to...
After weeks of one-on-one companionship, it’s time for you to return to work. That means 8 hours or more of alone time for Fluffy or Fido. Here’s what you can do if your pet reacts stressfully.
Kitten season occurs between April and October every year. During this time, intact stray and feral cats give birth to litters of 3-5 kittens as early as 5 months of age. Shelters can be overrun and rescue organizations can be strained to...
Connecticut Tick Forecast Brookfield Animal Hospital There were more than 30K potentially infectious ticks in Fairfield County in 2019. A warm, wet winter may mean that 2020 is a record breaking year for tick populations in...
White Nose Bat Syndrome is decimating the bat population of Connecticut and six of the eight species of bats that can be found in Connecticut are on the endangered species list because of the disease. Though there is no known cure, homeowners can help bats survive the epidemic by creating bat houses that may be less likely to foster the disease.
Just moved to Fairfield County and looking for a veterinarian? Use these tips to help you quickly select the veterinarian that is most likely a match for you, your pet, and your needs.
It’s not just dogs and cats that trot through our veterinary practice door. Some of our patients, slither, hop, and fly to us for care. Here is a short list of some of the most unusual creatures we have treated over the years.
Brookfield veterinarians evaluate 11 major areas of your pet’s body each time they do an exam. Care to look at your pet through a vet’s eyes? We’ve built a quiz that allows you to do just that!
There have been a lot of pets that have padded and pounced their way through the White House over they years. Do you remember their names? Take this quiz to test your Presidential pet knowledge!
Pet owners are dressing their furry friends up for all the major holidays and the routine days in between. Here’s a selection of get ups that really grabbed our eye.
Older cats are at significant risk for three diseases: kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes. The great news is that all three illnesses respond well to treatment but you need to CATCH THEM EARLY. Brookfield Animal Hospital offers a blood screen that identifies any one of these diseases. Read on for more information on these and other old-age related illnesses, and then find out how you can get your cat safely and affordably screened for all of them!
Shelter euthanasia rates are down by a whopping 42% thanks to the great people who choose to adopt and to the use of microchips that reunite owners with lost pets. But the news got us to thinking: how much do we really know about our shelter system and...
Veterinary experts (including those of us here at Brookfield) have pondered the ‘why does my dog eat grass’ question for years. Here are our four best guesses based on published research and our own observations. This article contains info on the fascinating topic of Zoopharmacognosy, the concept that animals instinctively know how to self medicate!
Nomadic tribes from Asia brought dogs with them to the New World and for thousands of years, they were Native American’s only domesticated animal. Fiercely guarded by tribe women, they were used to drag sleds, help hunt buffalo, used as a food source, and sacrificed in rituals to appease angry spirits.
More than 20,000 years ago, primitive men (and women) in Asia and Western Europe domesticated wolves and man’s best friend was born. With his help, humans settled into domesticated life, and the world changed forever.