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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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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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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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