Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital

220 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330

(207)622-6181

www.pinetreevet.com

Hospice for Pets - Is it Right for You?

It was another hot summer afternoon, and I found myself with my friend and her family in their back yard preparing to euthanize Daizy, their middle-aged, oversi ...

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Profusion of pet food choices cooks up confusion

Photo courtesy of Dr. Kamran Khan A veterinary practice owner in Wisconsin, Dr. Kamran Khan worked as a certified veterinary technician for four years befor ...

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Surgical Treatment for Feline Hyperthyroidism

The goal of thyroidectomy is to remove the abnormal thyroid tissue and leave the normal adjacent tissue alone. This sounds straightforward, however, considering ...

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Feeding Tubes for Dogs and Cats

As most of us know, good nutrition and adequate fluid intake are crucial to good health.  When a pet is ill, this becomes even more important. Yet for various r ...

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I Don’t Know Why: Idiopathic Disease

Idiopathic, a name that rolls off the tongue of the veterinarian with a lovely feel of reflecting all the time and money that was spent achieving the volume ...

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IMHA: Four Letters You Never Want to Meet

Most of the diseases that we see and treat in the ER can be pretty easily comprehended by non-medical folks: trauma, infection, cancer – all of these seem to ma ...

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