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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mosquitoes and pets in Massachusetts - EEE and WNV

Most people who live in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island are acutely aware of the issues surrounding mosquitoes and the deadly diseases that they can carry. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus in Massachusetts have been all over the news as cases of these diseases have been on the rise throughout the summer.…

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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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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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Adopt a Pet in Massachusetts

If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your household, there are many reasons to choose to adopt pets in Massachusetts from shelters and other rescue organizations. Every single year in America, more than 2.5 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized simply because too many animals are coming into shelters. It is…

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Massachusetts Vaccinations for Pets

Protecting your pet from contagious diseases should be one of your top priorities as New Bedford pet owners. Whether you have a cat or a dog, it is important to work with local veterinary care in Massachusetts to create a vaccination schedule designed to keep your pet healthy and strong. Vaccinations for pets are often…

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New England Winter Small Pet Care

Taking care of small pets can be a challenge. However, when cold weather arrives, it can become even more difficult. Small rodents as pets, such as hamsters, gerbils, and mice, require increased care in the fall and winter months. Seasonal pet tips can be used to your advantage, providing information that will assist you in…

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