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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…

Indoor and Outdoor Exercises for Pets in Westport Year-Round

October 2, 2017

Keeping fit during the fall and winter months is a challenge for everyone, but especially for household pets who do not want to spend much time outdoors in the freezing weather, rain, snow, and ice. It is important to engage your pets in exercise, regardless of the season, according to the recommendations of your trusted…

Dental Care for Pets in Dartmouth: Advanced Dentistry Services

October 2, 2017

Pet owners are becoming more aware of the importance of dental care for both cats and dogs. Years ago, most people shrugged off this important service, thinking that it was just another trendy treatment that wasn’t necessary unless their pet had severe dental problems. Today, a more preventive approach is being taken at veterinary clinics…

Seasonal Pet Tips in South Coast: Litter Box Training a Bunny

October 2, 2017

Back in spring, the Easter Bunny brought your family a little, furry gift. Now that gift has grown to be quite a bit larger, and your kids have grown quite attached. While keeping a bunny outdoors in the spring and summer can be a great idea, providing lots of fresh air and distance from the…

What is the Best Pet Diet for New Bedford Pet Owners’ Dogs?

October 2, 2017

One of the most complicated aspects of owning a dog is trying to figure out what to feed him to provide proper care throughout his lifetime. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths associated with pet food that many people believe to be true. That being said, new studies are being conducted all the time…