Cumberland Animal Clinic

216 Greely Road
Cumberland, ME 04021

(207)829-5078

www.cumberlandanimal.com

The squeeze: What happens when owners can’t pay for veterinary care?

A recent tragedy put me in mind of this short phrase: Veterinarians are caring, trained professionals. All three words at the end of that sentence are important ...

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Arthritis in Dogs and Cats: What Can be Done?

Arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a degenerative, progressive, and irreversible condition of the joints. It is cha ...

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Lead Poisoning in Dogs and Cats

The most common cause of lead poisoning in pets is ingestion of lead-based paint. Although lead-based paint is no longer available in the United States, it was ...

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Diagnostic Crotch Sniffing?

Five dogs (Labs and Golden retrievers) were trained to detect contaminated urine in scent detection boxes. When they came across a contaminated urine sample, t ...

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Zoonotic disease dangers present legal risks to veterinarians

When humans contract diseases from their pets, the consequences, in rare instances, can carry legal ramifications for their veterinarians. It's a scenario Dr. ...

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Financial Assistance for Veterinary Bills

When clients can't afford to pay for a pet's treatment, everyone loses. The animal suffers or is euthanized; the owner grieves from loss or guilt; the veterinar ...

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