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Professional Veterinary Dental Care for Pets in Westport, MA

April 25, 2022

When it comes to taking care of pets, many Westport pet owners think about nutrition, exercise, and basic healthcare but neglect to consider dental care for pets. They may try to use the toothbrush and toothpaste kits at their local pet stores, but when pets pull away – as they do – and refuse to…

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Spring Check-ups for Pets: Veterinary Care in Massachusetts

April 25, 2022

We love our pets at Anchor Animal Hospital Dartmouth just like you do! Our goal is to ensure that all of the animals that go through our doors get the same high standard of care that we want for our own fur family. We can take care of your pet at any stage of life,…

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Spring in South Coast: Warm Weather and Parasite Prevention

March 27, 2022

‘Tis the season for melting snow, warming weather, and parasite prevention for pets. While prevention and control for Massachusetts fleas and ticks can be a year-round affair, as the weather warms, more parasites will emerge, creating dangerous situations for family pets. Fleas and ticks are more than just causes for itch and concern for your…

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Boarding Pets in Dartmouth: Vacationing Tips for Pet Owners

March 27, 2022

Most Dartmouth pet owners like to take their pets with them everywhere – to the store, on trips to the beach, and even on vacation. However, there are certain times of the year and specific situations when it is best to leave your pets at home. Hot vehicles, long road trips, and vacations to areas…

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Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners: Grooming for Cats and Dogs

February 15, 2022

Keeping your pets clean and smelling good is nice for everyone in the household, but it can also contribute significantly to your pet’s overall health. While some people might think that pet grooming for cats and dogs is one of those bougie services that only people with too much time or money do, it is…

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Urgent Care for Pets in MA: Anchor Animal Hospital Dartmouth

February 15, 2022

When you are a pet owner, any type of illness, injury, or changed behavior is something to be concerned about, as it can impact the life and health of your pet. However, it is essential to understand the difference between urgent veterinary services that would require a Dartmouth emergency vet and issues that can be…

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Winter Cold and Pets: Pet Owners in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

January 23, 2022

While most pet owners are aware of the dangers associated with leaving pets in hot cars or allowing them to walk on the pavement in summer, many do not know the risks associated with cold, winter weather. Pet owners in Dartmouth and other Southcoast cities should pay attention to temperature forecasts, especially if they have…

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Veterinary Dental Services Now Available for South Coast Pets

January 23, 2022

One of the best ways to protect your pets and keep them healthy for many years is to start early with dental care for cats and dogs. Simple teeth-brushing exercises with puppies and kittens can help begin a lifelong pattern of care that can prevent many dangerous dental diseases and conditions. In addition, annual dental…

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Prevent Holiday Pet Problems: Dartmouth Veterinary Clinic Tips

December 14, 2021

As more people travel this year for the holidays than they have in a long time, they are bringing new family members along for the trip. New babies, budding relationships, and pets that were adopted during the pandemic are among the guests that will likely be on your list this year. Whether you are traveling…

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Introducing a New Pet in Massachusetts for the Winter Holidays

December 14, 2021

We have all seen the television commercials and movies where the parents present their children with a big box, topped with a bow, and inside there is an adorable puppy, kitten, bunny, or some equally cute animal. While it delivers the oohs and ahhs that most people want for the holiday season, the holidays are…

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Dartmouth Animal Hospital Veterinary Check-up and Grooming

November 20, 2021

There are two kinds of pet owners: one who brings their dog for pet grooming services regularly and the other who rarely or never goes in for this type of care. Certain dogs and dog owners may not be well-suited for a “spa day” at the local groomers, so it definitely is not for everyone.…

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Vacationing with Pets: Top South Coast Veterinary Clinic Tips

November 20, 2021

As the holiday season descends upon us, many locals in Southeastern Massachusetts are planning to travel to see family and loved ones throughout the New England area and across the country. Whether you are heading down to Florida by plane or making the drive up to Vermont, it pays to have a plan in place…