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Smart Summer Care Tips for Pets in Southeastern Massachusetts

July 16, 2019

Summer is the perfect season to spend time outdoors with family and pets. There’s so much to do that just can’t be done in the winter. Warm days, weekend trips, and walks along the shore can be a great way to make the most out of this wonderful time of year. However, when it comes…

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Southcoast Feral Cats: MA & RI Spay Neuter Release Programs

July 16, 2019

Pet people care about the well-being of all animals. Many of our clients take in pets that they find out on the streets or adopt new pets from local shelters. As a result, it is essential to discuss the various programs and solutions for feral cats in the Southcoast area. While not every Southeastern Massachusetts…

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Flea Prevention in Massachusetts at Dartmouth Animal Hospital

July 16, 2019

While fleas can be a problem year-round, the worst season by far is summer. Warm weather and increased humidity create an ideal condition for flea reproduction and survival. Combine this with humans taking their pets outdoors more frequently or spending more time outside of the house in the summertime, and you have a recipe for…

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Canine Dental Care in Dartmouth: Advanced Dentistry Solutions

July 16, 2019

Dogs are not known for having the best smelling breath. They eat a meat-based diet, most refuse to have their teeth brushed, they drink out of toilets, and they lick – well, just about everything. One of the most popular playground insults of all time was to call someone “dog breath.” That being said, dental…

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Statistics Regarding Spay & Neuter in Massachusetts for Pets

June 12, 2019

One of the best things that an animal lover can do is to consider spay and neuter in Massachusetts for their own pets. The statistics regarding the number of unwanted pets found in shelters all across the Southcoast region are staggering. However, there is hope. Many areas have established programs that support affordable spay and…

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Quality Senior Pet Care in Dartmouth: Anchor Animal Hospital

June 12, 2019

At what point does your cat or dog become a “senior” pet? This can vary depending on the species, breed, and size. However, for general purposes, most cats and dogs are considered to be seniors when they reach the age of seven. This can be hard for many pet owners to understand, as seven years…

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Vaccination Recommendations in Fall River for Cats and Dogs

June 12, 2019

Providing quality vet care for cats and dogs starts with a trip to Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth. Many pet owners in Fall River and all across Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island count on our services to ensure the health and well-being of their pets. Seasonal pet tips include vaccines and preventives for things like…

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Going on Vacation? Cat Care Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

June 12, 2019

Depending on how long you will be away, there are a few things you can do for your cat when you need to go out of town. However, before you leave for any length of time, make sure to schedule a veterinary check-up at our Dartmouth animal hospital, so you’ll know how your cat’s current…

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Kittens in New Bedford: Why a Spay and Neuter Program Matters

May 15, 2019

Just about every community in the South Coast area has an issue with over-population of unwanted cats and dogs. The shelters are full and local towns, and counties have many more feral cat colonies than most people realize. However, there is something that responsible New Bedford pet owners can do to reduce this heartbreaking situation.…

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Top Fall River Preventive Veterinary Services and Treatments

May 15, 2019

They say that the best defense is a good offense, and that saying holds true when it comes to veterinary medicine. Fall River pet owners often look for ways to prevent common illnesses and problems to improve their pet’s health, longevity, and quality of life. Some of the ways that your local South Coast veterinarian…

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Best Safety Gear for Pet Owners in Southeastern Massachusetts

May 15, 2019

Collars, leashes, and harnesses – oh my! There are so many choices when it comes to finding the best safety gear for walking and transporting your pet. Seasonal pet tips offer insight into beneficial products that can help to keep your pet safe. Avoid a trip to the Dartmouth emergency vet this spring by making…

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Boarding Your Pet: Vet Care for Cats and Dogs in Westport, MA

May 15, 2019

Adding a pet to your growing family can be healthy for everyone involved. Providing care to a dog, cat, bunny, or another type of domesticated animal is a great life-lesson for children and has been proven to add years to the lives of seniors and others who live alone. Whatever your reason for adopting a…