Crossroads Animal Hospital

123 Nashua Road
Londonderry, NH 03053


Covid Procedure Blog

Our COVID-19 Procedures

It has been about two months (give or take) since our world changed; about two months since schools and businesses closed; two months of quarantine. The way we run things here at Crossroads Animal Hospital has drastically changed, too, but the main thing to remember is that we are still here for your pets!!!




Persistent scratching and head shaking. A foul or yeasty odor. Redness and pain. We all know those tell-tale signs of this common dog and cat ailment. Otitis. This is a general term for inflammation of the ear canal, but can be diagnosed as many different forms: allergic, bacterial or fungal, traumatic. 


litter of puppies

What to Expect When Your Dog is Expecting

You think your dog is pregnant, but you’re not 100% sure. What do you do? Have no fear, we are here to help!
How can you tell if she’s pregnant? Here are some signs and symptoms that she’s expecting:


stuffed animal with muzzle

Why are you muzzling my dog?

Putting a muzzle on a dog can create some controversy. We are here to tell you that muzzles are not a bad thing, they do not make your dog a “bad dog” for needing one. They can be used for multiple reasons, and not just to prevent biting. They are a safety measure that ensures people and dogs stay safe. 


Remington reading

The Positive Impact of a Therapy Dog

Hi, this is Traci, a Client Care Rep here at Crossroads. I'm also in charge of our social media and our website. I wanted to take a minute to share a special dog with you. My daughter attends Highland Goffe's Falls (HGF) Elementary School in Manchester, NH and they have the privilege of having a therapy dog at their school! 


essential oils

Essential Oils and Your Pets

Recently, there have been a lot of articles floating around the internet about essential oils and whether or not they are safe to use on pets. The truth is, there is no solid yes or no answer to this question.
- Are some more harmful than others? It depends on what they are mixed with and/or how they are diluted.


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Training and Socialization

Hello everyone. Charlotte Grove here, coming to talk to you about training and socialization. I am going to be a year old in May, and for the past few months, I have been going to training classes with my mom (Dr. Grove). She brings me to work every day and, to be perfectly honest with you, I can be bratty sometimes. 



What To Do If Your Pet Has a Seizure

Has your pet ever had a seizure? It's a scary thing to witness. Your four-legged baby has no control over their body; whether they're having muscle twitching, stiffness, or losing their bowels, there's nothing you can do to stop it. The best thing you can do for your pet is to remain calm. Try to take notice of what is happening... 




Heartworm Disease in Pets

Have you ever wondered why we recommend preventives for heartworm for dogs and cats? It’s not a very popular disease here in the northeast, but with more and more dogs being adopted from the south, where it’s prevalent, we are seeing instances of it more often. This disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. 



Jayda's Knee Surgery Adventure

Hi friends, It's me, Jayda, again! I love writing blogs because I have lots to share. For this one, I wanted to bring you on a little adventure with me. I recently underwent knee surgery for TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO is so much easier to say!), which is a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.


Charlotte and Mya

Giving Pets as Christmas Gift

We are Charlotte and Mya, we belong to Dr. Grove and Emily and we are the newest additions to the Crossroads family. We were both adopted by our families and we were lucky enough to land in homes where we are loved and cared for constantly. Plus, we get to go to work with our moms and play together. I (Charlotte) was adopted into a family with 2 little kids and I love playing with them as much as possible!




Hello, I am Oliver. I am a fluffy little Pomeranian and I live with Wendy, the hospital manager. I’m 13 years old and I receive acupuncture treatments from Dr. Grove. She helps keep my arthritis under control. Did you know acupuncture can help many other issues? Follow me on an acupuncture explanation.



Back to School

Hi! I’m Jules! I’m a young, rambunctious Great Dane and I live with Ashlyn. My sister, Chowder, wrote last month’s blog and I felt left out, so I wanted to write this month’s blog. I know a lot of you have kids that will be going back to school soon, but did you know that dogs can go to school too?


White dog

Introducing Other Dogs at the Vet

I'm Chowder, a Great Dane. I am deaf and visually impaired. I get nervous when meeting new people and pets. I'm familiar with everyone at Crossroads, but still get nervous if someone new enters the room. I tend to slowly approach them, take a quick sniff and, if it’s someone I know, I lean in for scratches! 


White dogs

The Dog Days of Summer

Hello there! We are Porter and Buca. We are golden retrievers (Buca, female, is 8 years old and Porter, male, is almost 3 years old) and we live with Claire. Our mom is a Client Care Representative at Crossroads. We thought, seeing as we love to be outside so much, that we would share some summer tips!



Introducing New Pets

My name is Sookie and I live with Bre (she’s a vet tech at Crossroads). She adopted me when I was 8 weeks old. May is Mental Health Awareness month, and even though I am a kitty, cats are still faced with some stressful situations. I want to tell you my experience when I moved in with my mom, and how she made it as stress free as possible.




I'm Annabelle, and I'm the second born child of Dr. Grove. She found me many years ago, when she was in vet school. When I saw her, I immediately started scratching like crazy at the cage door, I knew I wanted my forever home to be with her. My mom waited until morning, and THEN called my dad and begged and begged to let me go home with her.



Caring for Indoor Cats

Hey friends! Did you know that more people in the US own cats than they own dogs? I was surprised by this because at Crossroads a majority of their patients, 58% in fact, are dogs. I mean dogs are cool and all, but if there are more cat pets, how come Crossroads isn’t seeing more cat patients? My name is Joey, and I have a few theories…



Dental Health Month

Hi everyone! My name is Bella, I am a lab mix and I live with my best friend, Dr. Jennifer Wyatt. I do take daily medication for a thyroid condition, but I am a happy, healthy girl! Back in November, Dr. Wyatt noticed that I had a broken tooth. Ouch! Next thing I know, I’m spending a day at Crossroads having my teeth cleaned. Here’s how it went:



Winter Fun

Woo hoo! Winter is finally here! My name is Deuce and I am a Malamute mix. I have a crazy Great Dane sister named Chowder, and our favorite season is winter. Even though this is the best time of the year, there are always things that we need to be aware of to keep us safe, so let me share some tips. 


Santa Buddha

Merry Christmas!

I was curious to see what the humans at Crossroads Animal Hospital plan on getting their fur-babies for Christmas, so every time one of them came to the doctor’s office, I asked them. I thought I'd share with our clients in case they needed ideas for their furry friends! So here’s my list, and I’ll be checking it twice!




Sometimes it feels like we jump from Halloween to Christmas, but let’s take some time to talk about Thanksgiving! And as always, talk about some things to be mindful of for your pets. Since this is a food-filled holiday, let’s focus on all those yummy foods we love, but that can be harmful/toxic to pets. 


Harley and BeBe

Flea and Tick Prevention

My name is BeBe and I am here with my daughter, Harley. We love to go hiking with our mom, so we are here to tell you about flea and tick preventatives, especially this time of year. We know first hand about fleas and ticks so our mom makes sure we are always protected in order to enjoy our hikes!



Halloween Safety Tips

I'm Kindle, a short-haired calico kitty and I just had my 1st birthday in August. My Mom is a tech at Crossroads. My Mom LOVES Halloween and currently is working on the staff “murder mystery” game, and since she's so busy, she asked me if I could share some Halloween safety tips for the upcoming holiday.



Pet Health Insurance

Hi Everyone, I'm Lambeau! I'm a 5 year old Bernese Mountain Dog and I live with my mom, Dr. Kayla Kulhanek (I also have four kitty siblings!). September is Pet Health Insurance Month so I am here to get you excited about it and tell you how it can help you care for your four-legged friend.



Heat Stroke

My name is Jayda (AKA: Piggy) and I live with Rachael, one of the Veterinary Technicians here at Crossroads Animal Hospital. I am a 3-year-old pit bull and I spend a lot of time with my friends at the hospital, both two-legged and four-legged. I am here to tell you about Heat Stroke.



Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to Minnow’s Blog. My name is Minnow and I am the resident cat here at Crossroads Animal Hospital. I started this blog as a way to help educate our clients on different topics related to pet health care. I live in the office so I learn a lot and thought it would be fun to share with you all!