Toxic Foods

Chocolate, raisins and macadamia nuts are toxic to pets.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease gets worse every year and cats have also been testing positive. Year-round preventative (i.e. topical) treament and vaccinating for dogs plus daily visual checks are a must.

Acorns and Mushrooms

Acorns can cause obstructions and mushrooms can cause gastrointestinal upsets.

Halloween Candy

Halloween candy needs to be kept away from pets, especially chocolate which can be life threatening. Other treats can cause GI upsets.

Diet Pet Food Alert

The sugar substitute Xylitol is life threatening for dogs. Check labels on all sugar-free, diabetic and diet dog foods!

Pet-Safe Ice Melt

This winter consider getting animal-safe ice melt ("Safe Paw" by Safe Paw) and antifreeze ("Sierra" by Safe Brands).

We provide quality veterinary care and comprehensive counseling to help you keep your pets healthy and safe.

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Dr. Susan Horowitz, VMD
171 Lowell Road
Groton, MA 01450


hours: Mon – Fri:  8am – 6pm
Saturday:  8:30am – 12 noon