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Southeastern Massachusetts Pets: Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment

Winter is officially here in Southeastern Massachusetts, which means that there are many pets and their owners are suffering due to the cold weather from arthritis and joint pain. While there are many familiar treatments available for humans, many dogs, cats and other mammals often get overlooked when it comes to treatment of these conditions,…

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Could Your Pet Have Animal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

It seems as though everywhere you look, there’s a new pill for this or a new label for that. Studies show that people have more worries and experience related issues, such as lack of sleep, anxiety and panic attacks, as a result. Our pets are very in-tune with our emotions. They know if we are…

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7 Reasons Why Cats Stop Using the Litter Box

One of the most frustrating things for a cat owner is when their cat suddenly stops using the litter box. An accident every now and then is one thing, but some cats will just start refusing to use the box completely, seemingly out of nowhere. Unfortunately, some cat owners look at litter box refusal as…

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How to Save a Life: Spay or Neuter Your Pet

There are many reasons why responsible pet owners choose to spay or neuter a pet. The sheer volume of unwanted or discarded pets that end up dying in animal shelters each year should be enough of a reason to convince most pet owners that increasing the population is not a good idea. While some of…

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Summertime in Southcoast: Hot Weather Tips for Pets

After spending a long, cold winter indoors, we all look forward to getting outside in the warmer months and spending some time with our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, our tolerance for heat and sunshine doesn’t always measure up with what’s healthy for them. Some of the activities we enjoy most can actually be very dangerous for…

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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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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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Providing Environmental Enrichment for your Cat

Environmental enrichment is defined as enhancing the health and welfare of an animal by modifying their environment. Cats are very sensitive to “stressors” in their environment which can change their mood, increase pathologic pain and decrease the immune response (similar to depression in humans). There are six environmental enrichment categories which you can implement in…

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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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