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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…

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The Best Way to Love Our Pets: Veterinary Care in Massachusetts

February 21, 2020

The number one reason why pet owners adopt a pet in the first place is companionship. Adults, children, seniors, families – we all benefit in many ways from having pets in our lives. The best way to love our pets is to provide them with quality veterinary care in Massachusetts. Vet care for cats and…

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Veterinary Dental Awareness: Advanced Dentistry in Dartmouth

February 21, 2020

While most people know that annual dental cleanings and check-ups are crucial to ensure good health, many do not know that dental care for pets is just as important. Studies show that nearly 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some degree of periodontal disease by the time they are just three…

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Winter Exercise for Dogs: Running With Your Dog in Dartmouth

January 17, 2020

If you and your dog share an active lifestyle that includes jogging or running in Dartmouth and the surrounding Southcoast area, there’s no reason you can’t continue activity in the winter months, as long as you take precautions. Some dogs can be just as excited as people to get outdoors, so it is not unusual…

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Fall River Pet Owners: How to Keep Your Pets Warm in Winter

January 17, 2020

Even during so-called mild winter conditions in New England, the temperature can drop pretty close to freezing – even throughout the day. Some of the best seasonal tips for pets in the Southcoast area include how to keep cats and dogs warm without overheating them and learning about habitat and care for small pets, such…

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The “Season” That Never Ends: Fleas and Ticks in New Bedford

January 17, 2020

When people would talk about fleas and ticks, they used to refer to it as a season. Once most prevalent during the summer months, fleas and ticks are now a problem for pet owners throughout New Bedford and the northeastern region year-round. New Bedford pet owners need to provide their cats, dogs, and other susceptible…

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MA Pet Care: Why the Annual Veterinary Check-Up is Essential

January 17, 2020

When you stop and think about the fact that dogs and cats age approximately six to seven times the rate that humans do, it becomes even more essential to schedule an annual veterinary check-up to make sure your pet is healthy. Our pets can’t tell us if they have mouth pain, get an upset stomach…