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Southeastern Massachusetts Emergency Vet: Winter Safety Tips

January 23, 2018

New England is known for cold winters, but this year has really hit that message home. Lots of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures have become a serious health hazard to many individuals and families living in Southeastern Massachusetts. Unfortunately, the cold weather also affects pets; many of whom are left outdoors for hours at a…

What is Involved in Advanced Dentistry in Dartmouth for Pets?

January 23, 2018

One of the biggest issues faced by pets in the United States today is dental disease. Studies reveal that somewhere between 70-80 percent of all cats and dogs will have some degree of dental disease by the time they are just three years of age. Dental disease is spreading rapidly and is considered to be…

Adopt – Don’t Shop: Vet Care for Cats & Dogs in Dartmouth, MA

January 23, 2018

Have you been thinking about adopting a pet? It is important to take your time and make an informed decision before bringing any new pet into your home. There are too many dogs, cats, and other animals in American shelters simply because their owners were unable to care for them. Every time you adopt a…

7 Reasons to Get an Annual Veterinary Check-Up for Your Pet

January 23, 2018

A regular veterinary check-up is recommended for your pet. Sadly, studies show that the majority of pet owners only bring their cats and dogs in for care when they are sick. Regular veterinary care in Massachusetts can help your vet spot health issues early, providing more opportunity for treatment. There are many reasons why you…

Quality Pet Toys: Toy Buying Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

December 13, 2017

We have all seen the “bargain bin” of cheap dog toys at the local pet store and picked one up for our pet without thinking. Seasonal toys that make us feel like we’re providing our pet with a bit of “holiday cheer.” Unfortunately, many of those toys are not good for our pets. Putting a…

Emergency Veterinary Care Massachusetts: Pet Treat Warnings

December 13, 2017

Recently, there have been a lot of pet treat warnings in the news. Part of our job as an emergency veterinary hospital in Southeastern Massachusetts is to provide services related to incidents that occur when pets consume treats that cause illness or pain. Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth also provides routine veterinary services, preventive treatments,…

Importance of Annual Check-Ups & Feline Dental in Dartmouth

December 13, 2017

One of the most important things that a responsible cat owner can do is to make sure that they bring their pet in for an annual veterinary check-up at a trusted Southeastern Massachusetts veterinarian. Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth provides a wide variety of veterinary services, including feline dental care, which are designed to increase…

10 Tips for New Dog Owners in Westport: What You Need to Know

December 13, 2017

Adding a brand new dog to the family can be an exciting event. However, it is important to take some time to learn all you can about providing the best care possible for your new friend. While some people might think that all it takes is a bag of dry dog food and a bowl…

Top 8 Winter Tips for Small Pets & Big Pets in Massachusetts

November 10, 2017

Believe it or not, some people think that just because a pet has a “fur coat,” that it is okay to be outdoors in the winter months for hours at a time. Drive around the South Coast area, and you will see plenty of dogs stuck out in backyards throughout the day while their owners…

Adopt a Senior Pet Month in MA: Tips for Westport Pet Owners

November 10, 2017

The month of November is officially the “Adopt a Senior Pet” month. However, you don’t need to wait for a particular month to adopt a special senior pet. Older dogs and cats can make great pets for Westport pet owners who are looking to add a new furry member to their family. For those who…

How to Protect Your Pet in Fall River, MA During the Holidays

November 10, 2017

The winter holiday season can be an exciting and stressful time of year. Unfortunately, it is often our pets who pay the price for the accidents and forgetfulness that can happen in many households when we humans celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Pet owners in Fall River and the surrounding Southeastern Massachusetts area…

Healthy Alternatives to Store-Bought Dog Treats in New Bedford

November 10, 2017

Has your pet gained weight after consuming too many treats? Are you worried that your pet’s treat habit is affecting his canine dental care? Have you read all the articles about bad ingredients in popular treats and want to consider alternatives? Did your Southeastern Massachusetts emergency vet recommend that you reduce your pet’s consumption of…