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Top Tips for Canine Dental Care in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

April 17, 2021

Most people are aware of the importance of good oral hygiene. However, pet owners are just now becoming aware of how crucial this type of veterinary care in Massachusetts can be to their dog or cat’s longevity. While the good news is that pets are less likely to have cavities than humans – it’s all…

Spring Checkups for Pets: Dartmouth Vet Care for Cats & Dogs

April 17, 2021

Taking care of a pet is a year-round responsibility. However, there are seasonal pet tips that can be used to help you keep up with preventive treatments and services designed to ensure your pet stays healthy no matter what the time of year. In the northeastern states, spring means finally getting outdoors to explore local…

Care for Overweight Pets: Dartmouth Vet Hospital Consultation

March 11, 2021

According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHN), of which Anchor Animal Hospital is an accredited member, pet obesity has become an epidemic. Improper nutrition, too many treats, eating from the table, and other bad habits have contributed significantly to increased weight in both cats and dogs throughout the country. In one study, which was…

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The Required Massachusetts Pet Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs

March 11, 2021

Vet care for cats and dogs should include the vaccines required to protect them from common diseases that can be highly infectious, dangerous, and sometimes even pose a danger to humans. Massachusetts pet vaccinations are required to be given to cats and dogs at various stages of their lives, beginning when they are tiny kittens…

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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.…

winter pet safety in dartmouth

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…