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What to Expect from Senior Pet Health Care

Senior Pet Care

When you adopt a new pet, such as a kitten or a puppy, there are a lot of initial medical concerns to consider. Immunization series, early check-ups and the establishment of a healthy diet and medical exam schedule, are all key to raising a healthy family pet. Just like people, pets today have benefited greatly…

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Should You Get Your Dog Vaccinated for Canine Influenza Virus?

Canine Influenza Virus - Anchor Animal Hospital, Dartmouth, MA

Canine Influenza Virus H3N8 or CIV, is a respiratory disease that is highly infections and is considered to be a type of kennel cough. Because there are different types of kennel cough, just because your dog has been vaccinated for one, does not mean that he is protected from CIV, as this is a separate…

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Now Available: Veterinary Acupuncture in Dartmouth, MA

Veterinary Acupuncture in Dartmouth, MA

Southeastern Massachusetts now has a new treatment opportunity available for ailing pets at Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth, an AAHA or American Animal Hospital Association accredited facility. While some might discount the ability of acupuncture to be effectively used as a pain management or alternative medical treatment tool, it is being embraced more and more…

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Thunderstorm Phobia

Thunderstorms can trigger many behaviors in some dogs, including shaking, drooling, pacing, hiding and extreme anxiety. People often ask what they can do to help their pet deal with their thunderstorm phobias. This article will review suspected causes of thunderstorm phobia and non-medication ways to decrease your pet’s anxiety.   There are several reasons’ your pet…

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Hypothyroidism in your Pet

The thyroid gland is located in the neck near the larynx and produces thyroid hormone in all mammalian species. Thyroid hormone is important for the maintenance of normal body metabolism. A deficiency of thyroid hormone can be evident in a number of ways: weight gain, lethargy, heat-seeking, hair loss, greasy skin, recurrent skin infections, etc. Hypothyroidism occurs…

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Parasites: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Parasites: Protect Yourself and Your Family Our pets can at times have parasites which may infect humans. Human exposure occurs when children eat soil or put contaminated hands in their mouths. Likewise adults may be infected if they eat using unwashed hands which have been exposed to parasites. Here are some tips to help prevent…

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Veterinary Check In Form: A Vital Link to Diagnosis & Recovery

Veterinary Check-in Form: A Vital Link to Diagnosis & Recovery When you arrive at Anchor Animal Hospital, we ask that you fill out a check-in form.  This form may not seem important, but it’s the first step in evaluating your pet’s problem.  The information provided guides us in making a diagnosis and recommending the proper…

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Brushing Your Pets Teeth

Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy is important as they use their mouths for many things: eating, playing, fetching, grooming! Nobody likes the smell of “dog breath” which is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth in the form of tartar. Establishing a dental plan for your pet is best started when they are…

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Labrador is Top Dog

The 10 most popular dog breeds of 2011 has been announced by the American Kennel Club.  For the 21st year in a row, the Labrador Retriever is number one, and the Beagle is inching towards the top of the list. Labs are originally from Newfoundland, not from Labrador.  They were developed to help fisherman pull…

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