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Love is in the Air: Spay and Neuter for Pets in New Bedford

February 12, 2021

Some traditional sayings hold true for life in New England. As a child, you probably learned that April showers bring May flowers, which reminds us of the springtime rainy season and subsequent floral bloom. Another truthful saying is that puppy love in spring can mean “oodles of poodles” by summer. Unfortunately, while awareness about spay…

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Preventive Veterinary Services for Cats and Dogs in Dartmouth

February 12, 2021

One of the best ways to keep your pets healthy is to take a proactive approach with preventive veterinary services. Your local Dartmouth animal hospital can help you take charge of your pet’s wellbeing by scheduling examinations and annual check-ups, prescribing preventive care medications, providing vaccinations, and offering advice that you can use to expand…

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Emergency Veterinary Services in Southeastern Massachusetts

January 17, 2021

Even if your beloved pet is primarily indoors, there may still be certain situations when emergency veterinary services are required. A fall down a stairway, a fight with another household pet, accidental ingestion of toxic substances, and many other common issues might mean a trip to the local Southeastern Massachusetts emergency vet for X-rays, consultation,…

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Advanced Dentistry in Dartmouth: Services for Cats and Dogs

January 17, 2021

While most pet owners understand the responsibilities that come with having a cat or dog, such as proper nutrition, vaccinations, preventive treatments, and annual check-ups, many are not aware of the importance of dental care services. Your local Dartmouth vet hospital at Anchor Animal Hospital offers a wide range of canine dental care and feline…

Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners: Holiday Safety for Our Pets

December 11, 2020

For many people, pets are an essential part of their family, and they participate in many activities, including preparations and celebrations for the holiday season. While the holidays might look a little different this year for many people across the country, many things will still go on that could potentially harm curious pets. Your local…

Pets Are Not Presents: Vet Care for Cats and Dogs in Dartmouth

December 11, 2020

We’ve all seen the feel-good holiday movies where a girlfriend, wife, child, or family is “gifted” a kitten or a puppy on Christmas morning. The bright red bow around the neck, the puppy popping up out of the decorated box, the recipient squealing in delight – it all paints a perfect picture of holiday bliss.…

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The Case for Keeping Pets Indoors: Dartmouth Winter Pet Care

November 17, 2020

If you were to let your pet decide if they want to stay outdoors or come indoors during the winter, many might choose to remain outside. There are so many smells and things to do in the backyard that many pets prefer it. However, there are lots of reasons why you shouldn’t let your dog…

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Fall River Pet Owners: How to Treat Pets for Dry Winter Skin

November 17, 2020

If you have ever experienced dry skin in the winter, you know how irritating and painful it can be. Our pets can’t speak to tell us when something is bothering them, so it’s up to us to pay attention and make sure they are healthy and comfortable year-round. Dogs and cats with dry skin in…

Grooming & Well Checks: Vet Care at Dartmouth Animal Hospital

October 19, 2020

Taking care of your pet means more than just providing food, water, and shelter. Vet care for cats and dogs is essential to their well-being and ensures a long and healthy life. Schedule a veterinary check-up in New Bedford with our Dartmouth animal hospital for an annual check-up and make sure to adhere to regular…

How to Choose the Best Small Rodents as Pets in Dartmouth, MA

October 19, 2020

Taking care of larger pets, such as cats and dogs, can be a challenge for many people, depending on their situation. If you don’t have access to a backyard for letting the dog out to “do his business” and are forced to walk them several times a day, it can be difficult – especially in…

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Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth: Dartmouth Dental Care for Pets

September 15, 2020

Did you know that dental disease affects a large majority of beloved pets in the United States every year? Studies reveal that dogs and cats will both be highly likely to have some degree of dental issues before they are three years of age. Bad breath isn’t the real problem here, although most pet owners…

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Wildlife Encounters: Emergency Vet Care for Cats and Dogs in MA

September 15, 2020

A viral video is making the rounds of a Northern Massachusetts man who was startled awake by a bear while lounging by the pool in his backyard. Many people underestimate the variety of wildlife that can be found in New England and often get caught off-guard by what they see. The same holds true for…