keep fall river pets warm in winter

Even during so-called mild winter conditions in New England, the temperature can drop pretty close to freezing – even throughout the day. Some of the best seasonal tips for pets in the Southcoast area include how to keep cats and dogs warm without overheating them and learning about habitat and care for small pets, such…

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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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weather warnings for westport pet owners

Now that fall is “officially” here; it’s time for Westport pet owners to start thinking about cold weather care for indoor and outdoor pets. A veterinary check-up can be a great way to get the new season started and ensure that your pet has all of the care and support they need to have a…

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habitat and care for small pets in south coast

Small pets can be an excellent way for children to learn about caring for others. When parents have the right attitude about establishing proper habitat and care for small pets, they instill solid values in their children that they will carry for a lifetime. Keeping small rodents as pets is not easier than caring for…

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seasonal grooming MA pets

Back-to-school sales and crossing guards are the signal to all residents in the Southeastern Massachusetts area that fall and winter are on their way. As summer fades away, it is time for pet owners to shift gears and start making all of the changes necessary to protect our fur babies from the cold, wet, and…

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New Bedford veterinary services

Depending on how long you will be away, there are a few things you can do for your cat when you need to go out of town. However, before you leave for any length of time, make sure to schedule a veterinary check-up at our Dartmouth animal hospital, so you’ll know how your cat’s current…

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vet care for small exotic pets in southeastern massachusetts

While the popularity of small rodents as pets has grown across the United States, it can still be difficult for Southeastern Massachusetts pet owners to find a clinic that will provide vet care for what are known as pocket pets. While not all of these animals would comfortably fit in a “pocket,” they still fall…

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Winter Issues for New England Pets

Animals will instinctively hide when they are sick, not feeling well, or in pain. This is to protect themselves in a “pack” situation, where other animals might exclude them or even harm them if it is discovered that they are not healthy. However, there are still things that you can do that will help you…

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Small Rodents as Pets in MA

We talk a lot about care tips and veterinary needs for cats and dogs, but at Anchor Animal Hospital, we also provide care for many small rodents as pets, including hamsters, rabbits, and Guinea pigs. As popular pets for children, learning about habitat and care for small pets can be a life lesson that will…

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Pet Gear in Massachusetts

Every year there are new advances in pet care that can be found at local pet shops or online. Before you start any type of supplement, food additive, diet change, or treatment, make sure to seek veterinary care in Massachusetts. Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth provides a wide range of veterinary services to pet owners…

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