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Canine

Pet Owner Alert: Canine Influenza Hits Massachusetts and RI

Pet owners in Massachusetts and Rhode Island need to be aware that canine influenza cases have been diagnosed recently in the area. This uncommon, yet very dangerous disease, has many pet owners worried and running to their local emergency veterinary hospital for vaccinations. Because canine influenza has not been a problem in the New England…

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How to Choose the Best Quality Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

When it comes to choosing the best food for dogs and cats, pet owners often get pulled into dietary trends that may or may not have all of the nutritional or caloric benefits that their pet needs. With all of the choices available on the market today, it can be difficult to identify quality pet…

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Flea Treatment in Massachusetts for New Bedford Pet Owners

Pet owners in the New England area know that spring and summer are the most important seasons to be concerned with fleas. However, if fleas get into your home, you could have a problem year-round, regardless of the weather conditions outdoors. It is estimated that pet owners in America spend over $1 billion a year…

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Dartmouth Pet Owners: The Importance of Veterinary Services

While veterinary care is important for domesticated and exotic animals all across the country, each region has its own particular issues and concerns that can only be addressed through regular visits to your local animal hospital in Dartmouth or through emergency veterinary care, if an incident occurs. Southeastern Massachusetts is quite a different place for…

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Heartworm: Year-Round Prevention for Dogs in Massachusetts?

Most pet owners understand the importance of protecting their dogs from heartworm, especially in the warm and humid days of summer. Preventing heartworm through mosquito control and prevention treatments with annual testing is just part of good dog ownership, but the debate is on whether or not northeastern pets should be on prevention treatments year-round…

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SouthCoast Pet Owners: Food Study Shows Dangers of Raw Diet

Pet owners need to be careful about diet trends that might sound like a healthy diet for pets, but could ultimately lead to sickness or even death for their beloved dogs or cats. Raw food pet diets are one of those dangerous trends that makes its way into the public eye every decade or so.…

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Easy Canine Dental Care Tips for Dog Owners in Dartmouth, MA

When most dog owners think about canine dental care, they imagine fighting their dog with a toothbrush and trying not to get snapped at in the process. Fortunately, bad breath in dogs is something that can now be prevented and cured, requiring just a little bit of work on your part. Below are some tips…

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Anxiety Issues in Dogs: Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

Even if your dog has never been through any kind of traumatic life experience, anxiety issues in dogs can still occur when they are exposed to sudden or loud sounds. Loud noises, such as firecrackers on a holiday and thunder during a storm, as well as sudden sounds from a truck that backfires while passing…

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What to Do in a “Dog Emergency”

Pet owners everywhere know about all the little worries that come with having a canine family member in the house. “What would happen if…?” is always at the corner of our minds when it comes to having medical or health-related concerns about our four-legged friends. Dogs have a way of getting into trouble that other…

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Southeastern Massachusetts Pets: Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment

Winter is officially here in Southeastern Massachusetts, which means that there are many pets and their owners are suffering due to the cold weather from arthritis and joint pain. While there are many familiar treatments available for humans, many dogs, cats and other mammals often get overlooked when it comes to treatment of these conditions,…

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