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Invisible Fence

Invisible Fence

Since 1986, Moriarty’s Fence Company have been serving Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Southern Connecticut and is committed to providing a complete range of pet containment solutions, products and training support for your entire family’s safety and...

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

We always want to include your furry companions in the festivities, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, be sure to steer them clear of the following...

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

During the summer months in New England, temperatures can be lethal for humans as well as our pets. While outside with your dog, please be mindful of the signs of heat exhaustion, which could lead to potentially fatal heat stroke. Heat Exhaustion Signs in...

Heartworm Disease

What are they? Heartworms live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs, growing up to 12 inches long. Heartworm disease can lead to severe problems with the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys and may result in death. Unfortunately, there can be a lack of...

Fleas & The Environment

Fleas & The Environment

Most animal owners are now aware that topical prevention for fleas and ticks is a safe and effective way to keep the flea population under control on our pets. However, in cases of flea infestations, it is imperative that the environment is also treated...

Ebola & Pets

Ebola & Pets

The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets. While the information available suggests that the virus may be found in several...

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus

What is Canine Parvovirus? Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks...

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

Tips to Protect Your Dog from Dog Flu (Canine Influenza) Between March 16 and April 1, 2015, Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has been positively diagnosed in 89 dogs in the Chicago area. Canine influenza virus causes a respiratory infection in dogs that is...