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How to Have Healthy Pets

Preventative veterinary care is the best method for how to keep pets healthy wherever you live. For South Coast residents who want to learn how to have healthy pets, these daily, monthly, periodic and annual tips serve as a basic guide for proper pet care. Some of these preventative measures will just take a few…

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Saving Lives: Adopting Pets from Rescue Groups – Dartmouth Massachusetts

Adoption - Anchor Animal Hospital, Dartmouth, MA

It is estimated that more than 6 million animals are euthanized in animal shelters across the United States each year. Adopting an animal from animal shelters or rescue groups will not only help to save a life, but it will make a statement against people and organizations that over-breed animals irresponsibly for the almighty dollar.…

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Should You Get Your Dog Vaccinated for Canine Influenza Virus?

Canine Influenza Virus - Anchor Animal Hospital, Dartmouth, MA

Canine Influenza Virus H3N8 or CIV, is a respiratory disease that is highly infections and is considered to be a type of kennel cough. Because there are different types of kennel cough, just because your dog has been vaccinated for one, does not mean that he is protected from CIV, as this is a separate…

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Now Available: Veterinary Acupuncture in Dartmouth, MA

Veterinary Acupuncture in Dartmouth, MA

Southeastern Massachusetts now has a new treatment opportunity available for ailing pets at Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth, an AAHA or American Animal Hospital Association accredited facility. While some might discount the ability of acupuncture to be effectively used as a pain management or alternative medical treatment tool, it is being embraced more and more…

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Providing Environmental Enrichment for your Cat

Environmental enrichment is defined as enhancing the health and welfare of an animal by modifying their environment. Cats are very sensitive to “stressors” in their environment which can change their mood, increase pathologic pain and decrease the immune response (similar to depression in humans). There are six environmental enrichment categories which you can implement in…

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Thunderstorm Phobia

Thunderstorms can trigger many behaviors in some dogs, including shaking, drooling, pacing, hiding and extreme anxiety. People often ask what they can do to help their pet deal with their thunderstorm phobias. This article will review suspected causes of thunderstorm phobia and non-medication ways to decrease your pet’s anxiety.   There are several reasons’ your pet…

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Hypothyroidism in your Pet

The thyroid gland is located in the neck near the larynx and produces thyroid hormone in all mammalian species. Thyroid hormone is important for the maintenance of normal body metabolism. A deficiency of thyroid hormone can be evident in a number of ways: weight gain, lethargy, heat-seeking, hair loss, greasy skin, recurrent skin infections, etc. Hypothyroidism occurs…

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Parasites: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Parasites: Protect Yourself and Your Family Our pets can at times have parasites which may infect humans. Human exposure occurs when children eat soil or put contaminated hands in their mouths. Likewise adults may be infected if they eat using unwashed hands which have been exposed to parasites. Here are some tips to help prevent…

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