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Feline Dental Care in Dartmouth

Taking Care of Aging Cats: Advanced Dentistry in Dartmouth

February 24, 2019

When it comes to providing quality care for senior pets, your veterinarian will very likely offer advice with regard to feline dental care. Taking care of your pet’s teeth should be done throughout their lifetime to prevent a lot of the problems that can happen as a result of poor dental care. However, if you…

Veterinary Pain Management in Fairhaven and Dartmouth

Dealing With Pain Management Strategies for Fairhaven Pets

February 24, 2019

No one wants their pets to suffer with pain, especially because it is often a challenge to know when a dog or cat is not feeling well. Some types of pain, such as an injury or muscle strain, can be easier to identify. A little yelping from your Chihuahua when you pick her up is…

New Bedford Emergency Veterinary Care

Emergency Winter Seasonal Pet Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

February 24, 2019

While we know that our clients are careful to keep their pets out of harm’s way, we also know that pets are not unlike human toddlers who seem to do everything they can to find trouble. Even if you make sure to keep dangerous items out of reach, a curious dog or cat can surprise…

Best Dog Food in Westport, MA

Veterinary Check-Up: What is the Best Dog Food in Westport?

February 24, 2019

Studies show that people who have pets in their home can lead a happier, healthier, and longer life. So when it comes to taking care of our pets, shouldn’t we do everything we can to provide them with the same benefits in return? There is a lot of information on the internet about the so-called…

How to Train a Cat or a Dog in Massachusetts

South Coast Basic Training Skills: How to Train a Dog or Cat

January 22, 2019

While we often see a lot of tips for how to train a dog to sit, fetch, and do other “tricks” that will help him to be a better member of the household, we don’t usually see cat training tips. However, the truth is that a cat can be trained just as well – if…

New Pet Care in New Bedford

Introducing New Pets: New Bedford Vet Care for Cats and Dogs

January 22, 2019

So you’ve fallen in love again and adopted a new furry friend to bring home and be a part of your growing family. While you’re at the shelter or rescue, it’s easy to only think about the big eyes in front of you and the desire to create a forever home for that beautiful creature,…

Dental Care for Pets in Dartmouth, Mass

Best Feline and Canine Dental Care for New Pets in Dartmouth

January 22, 2019

While we often hear about vaccinations, spay-and-neuter policies, and nutrition as being of chief importance for pets in America, one of the most dangerous areas that regularly gets overlooked is dental care for pets. Feline and canine dental care should be a part of any approach to veterinary care in Massachusetts, as periodontal disease is…

Winter Issues for New England Pets

Common Winter Issues for Pets: Tips for Westport Pet Owners

January 22, 2019

Animals will instinctively hide when they are sick, not feeling well, or in pain. This is to protect themselves in a “pack” situation, where other animals might exclude them or even harm them if it is discovered that they are not healthy. However, there are still things that you can do that will help you…

Winter Care Tips in MA

The Best List of Winter Care Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

December 10, 2018

Seasonal pet tips are a great way to make sure that your pets are being properly cared for throughout the year, especially in an area as diverse in temperature and weather as Southeastern Massachusetts. Winter tips for small pets, cats, and dogs can help you prevent dangerous and life-threatening situations before they happen. New Bedford…

Small Rodents as Pets in MA

Keeping Small Rodents as Pets: Habitat & Feeding in Southcoast

December 10, 2018

We talk a lot about care tips and veterinary needs for cats and dogs, but at Anchor Animal Hospital, we also provide care for many small rodents as pets, including hamsters, rabbits, and Guinea pigs. As popular pets for children, learning about habitat and care for small pets can be a life lesson that will…

Pet Gear in Massachusetts

Holiday Shopping for Pets: Best New Gear for Animal Care in MA

December 10, 2018

Every year there are new advances in pet care that can be found at local pet shops or online. Before you start any type of supplement, food additive, diet change, or treatment, make sure to seek veterinary care in Massachusetts. Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth provides a wide range of veterinary services to pet owners…

New Pet Owners in Dartmouth, MA

Tips for New Pet Owners: Vet Care for Cats & Dogs in Dartmouth

December 10, 2018

The holiday season is a great time to take care of reduced adoption fees at local shelters and rescues to bring a new pet into your home. However, because these animals have usually been abandoned by previous owners or lived a majority of their life at a shelter, take time to choose the best pet…