Leptospirosis – Springtime foe

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Leptospirosis, or Lepto for short, infection peaks in the spring.  Why? Lepto is caused by a spiral shaped bacteria called a spirochete.  This bacteria is spread via the urine of infected animals which can contaminate both soil and standing water.  Animals that can carry and spread lepto include raccoons, skunks, opossums and even mice and […]

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What Would We Do Without Our Technicians?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! October 12th – 18th is a week dedicated to honoring veterinary technicians across the country. First celebrated in 1993, National Vet Tech week provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions to veterinary medicine. Veterinary technicians are essential to the daily function of veterinary practices, and play a vital role […]

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More About Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Watch our video and learn a little more about Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW)

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Paws Can’t Pack- Is Your Pet Ready for a Disaster?

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Given our history of severe weather here in Connecticut the past two Octobers as well as the fact that September is National Preparedness Month, it’s a great time for emergency planning. You and your family may have already put together an emergency kit. But did you include your pets?Whether or not we and our pets […]


Pet Portrait Fundraiser Yields Pet Oxygen Masks for Avon Volunteer Fire Department

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

The pet portrait fundraiser event we held in October was a huge success, raising more than $300. Some of the money was used to purchase four pet oxygen mask kits for the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD). The remaining money was donated directly to the AVFD.“Unlike people, who know to exit a burning building, pets […]

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Pet Portrait Event at PAW to Raise Money for Pet Oxygen Masks

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

      Pretty pooch? Fashionable feline? Just in time for this year’s holiday card-sending season, Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW) in Avon is offering an opportunity to have your pets professionally photographed while helping better equip the local Fire Department to be first responders for our furry friends. On Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 2:00-5:30 p.m., […]

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Pet Obesity – NBC 30 June 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Dr. Shagensky was again a guest on NBC 30’s CT News. Kerry-Lee Maryland interviewed him on Pet Obesity. An informative chat on how to help your pets stay, or get, trim. If you have any questions about your pet’s weight, feel free to call or stop by the clinic for an assessment and plan to […]

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Dog Days of Summer – Water Safety on NBC CT

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Important water safety tips for your dog! Post by Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW).  

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