According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHN), of which Anchor Animal Hospital is an accredited member, pet obesity has become an epidemic. Improper nutrition, too many treats, eating from the table, and other bad habits have contributed significantly to increased weight in both cats and dogs throughout the country. In one study, which was…

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preventive veterinary services

One of the best ways to keep your pets healthy is to take a proactive approach with preventive veterinary services. Your local Dartmouth animal hospital can help you take charge of your pet’s wellbeing by scheduling examinations and annual check-ups, prescribing preventive care medications, providing vaccinations, and offering advice that you can use to expand…

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pets with dry skin in fall river

If you have ever experienced dry skin in the winter, you know how irritating and painful it can be. Our pets can’t speak to tell us when something is bothering them, so it’s up to us to pay attention and make sure they are healthy and comfortable year-round. Dogs and cats with dry skin in…

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pocket pet care in southcoast

When people think about adopting small rodents as pets, such as hamsters, gerbils, or mice, they don’t often put a lot of thought into their needs concerning habitat and nutrition. The reason for this is likely the modern pet store, which features a group of animals for adoption alongside a variety of cages and pre-packaged…

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telemedicine veterinary care in dartmouth

Like many other businesses and services in the South Coast area, Anchor Animal Hospital has had to make changes to the way that we serve our customers. It is important to know that vet care for cats and dogs is considered an essential service and will continue to be open to provide sick care appointments,…

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pet nutrition and health massachusetts

There are a lot of thoughts in the pet-owner community about pet nutrition and diet. Some of it is very positive and comes from professional veterinary specialists who are an authorized voice on feline and canine nutritional needs. However, some of it is not medically sound advice and should be disregarded. How do you, as…

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pet health and fitness massachusetts

Quality veterinary care and ongoing home care can help to add years to your pet’s life. Pet health and fitness, along with veterinary exams, vaccinations, preventive services, and dental care for pets, are part of a comprehensive approach to a long and healthy life. Work closely with your local veterinary clinic in Dartmouth to provide…

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southcoast travel with pets in new england

You have pets. Your parents have pets. Your friends have pets. Your siblings have pets. What are the chances that at some point during this holiday season, you will either travel with your pets or have a family member travel to see you and bring their pet? It’s great when everyone can get together for…

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annual veterinary check-up dartmouth

Preventing and catching diseases early is essential for both pets and people. When it comes to dogs and cats, it is important to remember that they age faster than we do. A year is more like five to seven years in growth and development, which makes it even more necessary to schedule a yearly veterinary…

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massachusetts halloween candy and pets

While your pets should not be given candy of any kind due to the high amounts of sugar and potential choking hazards that they present, certain types of candy are even more dangerous. Unfortunately, all of these candies are popular during the Halloween and Fall Festival season. Pet owners in Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall…

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