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Dry Skin Issues in Dogs and Cats: Winter Health in Dartmouth

November 18, 2019

When the fall and winter seasons come around, many people reach for the lotion to help prevent their skin from drying out, cracking, and feeling uncomfortable. Your pets can experience a similar dryness, but many pet owners don’t think about dry skin issues in dogs and cats. Work with your local veterinarian at Anchor Animal…

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Traveling Pets: Preventive Veterinary Care in Fall River, MA

November 18, 2019

You have pets. Your parents have pets. Your friends have pets. Your siblings have pets. What are the chances that at some point during this holiday season, you will either travel with your pets or have a family member travel to see you and bring their pet? It’s great when everyone can get together for…

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Home for the Holidays: Seasonal Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

November 18, 2019

Even the most socialized pet can get stressed out around the holidays. Guests are coming and going, packages are being delivered, new smells and foods are being prepared, and of course – that big tree in the living room. Whether you have a large gathering of friends and family or just a quiet get together…

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Annual Check-Up for Pets: Dartmouth Veterinary Clinic Services

November 18, 2019

Preventing and catching diseases early is essential for both pets and people. When it comes to dogs and cats, it is important to remember that they age faster than we do. A year is more like five to seven years in growth and development, which makes it even more necessary to schedule a yearly veterinary…

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Safety Tips for Pet Owners: Westport Halloween Candy Dangers

October 22, 2019

While your pets should not be given candy of any kind due to the high amounts of sugar and potential choking hazards that they present, certain types of candy are even more dangerous. Unfortunately, all of these candies are popular during the Halloween and Fall Festival season. Pet owners in Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall…

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Veterinary Dentistry in Dartmouth: Feline and Canine Dental

October 22, 2019

Cats don’t care if they have crooked teeth and dogs could really care less about their reputation for having bad breath. However, when it comes to dental care for pets, it’s more than just aesthetics and hygiene – it could be a case of life versus death. Veterinary dentistry in Dartmouth is essential for the…

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Commercial Pet Beds 101: Options for New Bedford Pet Owners

October 22, 2019

Fall and winter are rapidly approaching, so it’s time to think about comfortable beds for your pets. Similar to people, pets just want to curl up in a soft spot to sleep when the temperature begins to drop. Make sure that your pets have access to a warm and dry space for sleeping and that…

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What’s the Best Time for Veterinary Check-Up in Massachusetts?

October 22, 2019

Scheduling an appointment for a veterinary check-up can be a stressful experience for some pets. Knowing when a check-up is required with your local Southeastern Massachusetts veterinarian can help you to prevent unnecessary visits. Our South Coast veterinary clinic offers a wide range of services, including preventive veterinary services, check-ups, advanced dentistry, ongoing treatments for…

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Seasonal Pet Tips: Weather Warnings for Westport Pet Owners

September 22, 2019

Now that fall is “officially” here; it’s time for Westport pet owners to start thinking about cold weather care for indoor and outdoor pets. A veterinary check-up can be a great way to get the new season started and ensure that your pet has all of the care and support they need to have a…

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Mosquitoes and Pets: Vet Care for Massachusetts Cats and Dogs

September 22, 2019

Most people who live in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island are acutely aware of the issues surrounding mosquitoes and the deadly diseases that they can carry. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus in Massachusetts have been all over the news as cases of these diseases have been on the rise throughout the summer.…

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Habitat and Care for Small Pets in South Coast Massachusetts

September 22, 2019

Small pets can be an excellent way for children to learn about caring for others. When parents have the right attitude about establishing proper habitat and care for small pets, they instill solid values in their children that they will carry for a lifetime. Keeping small rodents as pets is not easier than caring for…

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Dental Care for Cats & Dogs: Advanced Dentistry in Dartmouth

September 22, 2019

Most people understand that dental care is instrumental in their overall health. Unfortunately, many pet owners are not told of the importance of canine dental care and feline dental care as part of total veterinary care in Massachusetts. Dental disease is very common in both cats and dogs. If left untreated, there are many side…

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