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Common Canine Behavioral Problems… and Solutions!

When you bring a new dog or puppy into your home, there is a bit of a honeymoon period. Just like any other relationship, the two of you are learning as much as you can about each others’ personalities, habits and lifestyle. While most new pets are eager to please and learn the rules 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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Proper Care Guide for Hamsters

Hamster Care

Most children at some point or another, have a furry little hamster as a pet. Whether at home or in the classroom, hamsters make an excellent educational pet that can teach children a lot about caring for something smaller than themselves. However, despite the fact that most people have had a hamster at some stage…

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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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How to Have Healthy Pets

Preventative veterinary care is the best method for how to keep pets healthy wherever you live. For South Coast residents who want to learn how to have healthy pets, these daily, monthly, periodic and annual tips serve as a basic guide for proper pet care. Some of these preventative measures will just take a few…

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Saving Lives: Adopting Pets from Rescue Groups – Dartmouth Massachusetts

Adoption - Anchor Animal Hospital, Dartmouth, MA

It is estimated that more than 6 million animals are euthanized in animal shelters across the United States each year. Adopting an animal from animal shelters or rescue groups will not only help to save a life, but it will make a statement against people and organizations that over-breed animals irresponsibly for the almighty dollar.…

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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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