4 Exotic Creatures Vets Love To See

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.

Presidential Pets Quiz

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!

The Three Most Common Diseases in Older Cats…and they all respond to treatment!

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!

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

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!

Connecticut Bears: Test your knowledge

Connecticut's bear population has exploded over the last four decades.  How much do you know about these terrific creatures? Take this quiz and find out.  It's an entertaining way to learn about bears that live right here in our state!   Score and answers...

Field Guide to Frog Eggs of Connecticut

Spring peeper sounds signal that it’s breeding time for Connecticut’s frogs and salamanders. Here’s a guide to help you identify the eggs you may see while walking outdoors.   Vernal Pools, Prime Real Estate For Ecological Health   Vernal pools are areas located in...

Human Foods That Are Great Treats for Dogs

Want to add variety to your dog’s meal? These human food additives are safe and nutritious!   Don't Make It a Habit   Use these additives irregularly as a treat, not as regular part of every meal. Dogs trained to consistently eat dog food mixed with human food may be...

A Job Working With Animals

Animal healthcare is one of America’s fastest growing industries. A career in veterinary medicine can be a chance for people of all ages to have rewarding, recession-proof employment with good prospects of career advancement.

What Your Pet Can and CanNOT Eat Off The Thanksgiving Table

If you’re going to pass something to the furry guy under the table, make sure it’s safe to eat! Here is a list of everything the what you can and cannot feed your dog or cat from the holiday table. Includes a great recipe for safe holiday pet treats and other human foods that are great pet snacks!

How Powerful is a Dog’s Nose?

  10 Thousand Times Better Than Yours: A Dog’s Nose is Nothing To Sneeze About   Researchers at the Sensory Research Institute at Florida State University estimate that a dog’s nose is somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than a human nose. To put that...

How To Pick The Right Dog For Adoption

Who are you and what kind of lifestyle do you lead?   Don’t go to the shelter and choose a pet with the most doleful eyes. Pets, especially dogs, will integrate themselves into your life and a good match is critical to long term happiness all the way around. Ask...

Bee Advised

The next patient you sit near to at Brookfield might not be barking, but buzzing! Find out why a new FDA law means that Brookfield’s best veterinarians may be treating honeybees.

Big Booty

Fat is not fun. It’s not even cute. Obesity in cats and dogs is a lingering malady that makes your pet feel lousy, decreases lifespan, and complicates the treatment of other illnesses. If you have a fat dog or cat, here’s what you can do about it.

Rescued Pit Bulls

Rescued pit bull puppies and other dogs make up a large portion of the animals that Brookfield sees on a regular basis. Once overlooked, placed in shelters, and sometimes even slated for death, the rescued patients of Brookfield occupy a large portion of our clients’ hearts. Article includes a certificate for 50% off your rescued pet’s first exam fee at Brookfield.

The Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier)

Yorkshire terriers (Yorkies) are not only one of Brookfield’s most popular dogs, they stand out as our pet owners’ biggest obsession. Yorkies are at once willful, loving, scrappy, smart and driven. When you own a Yorkie, you don’t own a dog, you own a personality.

Gone Wild!

Domesticated cats wandered into the homes of Neolithic man as far back as 10,000 years ago. They’ve been wandering ever since.

The Retriever

By far, hands down, no contest…the Retriever is Brookfield’s most popular dog and has been ranked America’s most popular dog by the American Kennel Club for 25 years! The Golden Retriever ranks number 3.