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How to Train a Cat or a Dog in Massachusetts

South Coast Basic Training Skills: How to Train a Dog or Cat

January 22, 2019

While we often see a lot of tips for how to train a dog to sit, fetch, and do other “tricks” that will help him to be a better member of the household, we don’t usually see cat training tips. However, the truth is that a cat can be trained just as well – if…

New Pet Care in New Bedford

Introducing New Pets: New Bedford Vet Care for Cats and Dogs

January 22, 2019

So you’ve fallen in love again and adopted a new furry friend to bring home and be a part of your growing family. While you’re at the shelter or rescue, it’s easy to only think about the big eyes in front of you and the desire to create a forever home for that beautiful creature,…

Dental Care for Pets in Dartmouth, Mass

Best Feline and Canine Dental Care for New Pets in Dartmouth

January 22, 2019

While we often hear about vaccinations, spay-and-neuter policies, and nutrition as being of chief importance for pets in America, one of the most dangerous areas that regularly gets overlooked is dental care for pets. Feline and canine dental care should be a part of any approach to veterinary care in Massachusetts, as periodontal disease is…

Winter Issues for New England Pets

Common Winter Issues for Pets: Tips for Westport Pet Owners

January 22, 2019

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…

Winter Care Tips in MA

The Best List of Winter Care Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

December 10, 2018

Seasonal pet tips are a great way to make sure that your pets are being properly cared for throughout the year, especially in an area as diverse in temperature and weather as Southeastern Massachusetts. Winter tips for small pets, cats, and dogs can help you prevent dangerous and life-threatening situations before they happen. New Bedford…

Small Rodents as Pets in MA

Keeping Small Rodents as Pets: Habitat & Feeding in Southcoast

December 10, 2018

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…

Pet Gear in Massachusetts

Holiday Shopping for Pets: Best New Gear for Animal Care in MA

December 10, 2018

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…

New Pet Owners in Dartmouth, MA

Tips for New Pet Owners: Vet Care for Cats & Dogs in Dartmouth

December 10, 2018

The holiday season is a great time to take care of reduced adoption fees at local shelters and rescues to bring a new pet into your home. However, because these animals have usually been abandoned by previous owners or lived a majority of their life at a shelter, take time to choose the best pet…

Adopt a Pet in Massachusetts

Adopt Don’t Shop: Where to Go to Adopt Pets in Massachusetts

November 15, 2018

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…

Indoor and Outdoor Cats in Southeastern Massachusetts

Indoor and Outdoor Cats: Top Massachusetts Seasonal Pet Tips

November 15, 2018

Some people grow up with cats that only live indoors, while others grow up with cats that mostly stay outdoors, but come in during certain times of the year. If you are thinking about adopting a kitten or cat, you might want to discuss the pros and cons of indoor and outdoor cats with a…

Massachusetts Vaccinations for Pets

New Bedford Pet Owners: The Essential Vaccinations for Pets

November 15, 2018

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…

Dental Care for Pets in Southeastern Massachusetts

Feline & Canine Dental Care in Westport: Dental Care for Pets

November 15, 2018

When is the last time you brushed your teeth? This morning? Last night? Do you brush after every meal or just at certain times of the day? Brushing your teeth regularly is an important part of taking care of your dental health, so you want to make sure you do it often. When is the…