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Pet Behavior Issues in South Coast: Separation Anxiety & Dogs

June 19, 2020

It seems as though the world changes drastically every morning when we have to deal with the news of the day. While it can be difficult for adults, teens, and children to understand what is going on with COVID-19, stay-at-home restrictions, and other national events, it is even more challenging for our pets. Working and…

Keep Pets Cool in Summer: Southeastern Massachusetts Vet Care

June 19, 2020

After a long winter of snow and ice, people and their pets look forward to hot summer days. Whether you spend your time in the backyard having a simple barbecue or head out to the beach for some fun in the sand, it is essential to make sure that everyone stays safe from the sun…

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South Coast Veterinarian: Massachusetts Warm Weather Pet Tips

May 26, 2020

When the weather begins to get warm outdoors, pets and people naturally want to spend more time outside of the home. Unfortunately, there are lots of risks associated with late spring and summer weather when it comes to cats and dogs. This time of year can be a great time to enjoy the change of…

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New Bedford Pet Owners: COVID-19 Anxiety and Behavior Issues

May 26, 2020

Many households have seen significant changes in the amount of time that they are spending at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. With schools being closed, many businesses shuttered, and travel plans put on hold, local pets are also getting to spend more time with their families. However, this is not necessarily a positive for many…

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Dartmouth Emergency Vet Services & Care for South Coast Pets

April 24, 2020

There are certain situations in life when you might require the services of an emergency veterinarian. Our pets can experience a crisis that demands immediate assistance. Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth provides pet owners in the South Coast area with a wide range of services, including emergency veterinary support. It is essential to know which…

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Continuing Scheduled Vet Care in Southeastern Massachusetts

April 24, 2020

While much has changed over the past few weeks, some things remain the same. Everyone is concerned with “essential” or “necessary” services, focusing on the urgent situation at hand. However, scheduled vet care for cats and dogs, including vaccinations, veterinary check-up appointments, and preventive services, should not be overlooked or neglected. Your local veterinarian in…

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Telemedicine Veterinary Care & Services in Dartmouth for Pets

March 30, 2020

Like many other businesses and services in the South Coast area, Anchor Animal Hospital has had to make changes to the way that we serve our customers. It is important to know that vet care for cats and dogs is considered an essential service and will continue to be open to provide sick care appointments,…

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Springtime in Westport, MA and Parasite Prevention for Pets

March 30, 2020

As winter starts to fade away and the weather begins to warm, people and pets yearn to go outdoors – even if just to explore their own backyard. While fresh air and sunshine are healthy, there are dangers lurking just outside the door. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other parasites and pests are just waiting to…

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Pet Nutrition and Diet: Ask a Veterinarian in Massachusetts

March 30, 2020

There are a lot of thoughts in the pet-owner community about pet nutrition and diet. Some of it is very positive and comes from professional veterinary specialists who are an authorized voice on feline and canine nutritional needs. However, some of it is not medically sound advice and should be disregarded. How do you, as…

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Exercise During Shelter in Place for New Bedford Pet Owners

March 30, 2020

With many parks and dog parks being shut down under “shelter in place” orders, many pet owners might be wondering how to provide effective exercise and continue training habits for pets at this time. While some New Bedford pet owners continue to go on long neighborhood walks with pets while maintaining safe and effective social…

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Traveling With Pets: Visit a Trusted South Coast Veterinarian

February 21, 2020

Going on vacation can be a lot of fun, especially when you can bring your pet along for the ride. Leaving pets behind at a boarding facility can take away from the experience, causing you to worry about their wellbeing the whole time that they are gone. Many pet owners choose to take their pets…

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Prepare Pets for Spring: Veterinary Check-Up in SouthCoast

February 21, 2020

As a pet owner in New England, there are certain seasons when a visit to your local Dartmouth animal hospital might be very advantageous. In the fall, it’s a good idea to get your pets checked to make sure they don’t have any issues that occurred in the summer, such as picking up fleas and…