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New England Winter Small Pet Care

How to Keep Small Pets Warm: Habitat & Care in Massachusetts

October 20, 2018

Taking care of small pets can be a challenge. However, when cold weather arrives, it can become even more difficult. Small rodents as pets, such as hamsters, gerbils, and mice, require increased care in the fall and winter months. Seasonal pet tips can be used to your advantage, providing information that will assist you in…

Pumpkin Benefits for Dogs in Massachusetts

Veterinary Check-up in Dartmouth: Pumpkin Benefits for Dogs

October 20, 2018

Understanding canine nutritional needs is one of the most crucial aspects of pet ownership. Gone are the days of pet owners simply trusting that the “bag of dry” that they get at the local grocery store is enough to meet the nutrition requirements for their dogs. However, before you make any changes to your pup’s…

Dartmouth Animal Hospital Dry Skin Treatment

South Coast Veterinarian: Dry Skin Treatment for Dogs & Cats

October 20, 2018

Dogs and cats with dry skin suffer a lot more than most pet owners realize. All of the itching, scratching, biting, and licking can result in other common health problems. Rubbing, chewing, and excessive head-shaking can be a sign of other conditions while leading to other issues. If these areas are left without dry skin…

Dog Training New Bedford

How to Train a Dog: Essential Tips for New Bedford Pet Owners

October 20, 2018

Training a dog is something that doesn’t just happen overnight. Many professional dog trainers will tell you that training habits for pets need to be established throughout the dog’s lifetime. Learning how to train a dog is as much for the human as it is for the dog. Sometimes our bad habits and lack of…

Best Dog Breeds for Cold Weather in Southeastern Massachusetts

Fall River Dog Owners: Best Exercise for Dogs in Cold Weather

September 5, 2018

One of the most significant problems facing dogs in America today is that they have, much like us, become too sedentary. However, there are dog owners who regularly exercise their pets much more than a simple stroll around the block. For those who go the extra mile, tips for doing the best exercise for dogs…

Best Small Rodents as Pets in New Bedford

Adopting the Best Small Rodents as Pets for New Bedford Kids

September 5, 2018

Cute, furry, and little: it’s easy to see why small rodents as pets appeal to children. Used in classrooms across the country as a real-life teaching example of responsibility, kindness, and basic animal biology, bunnies, rats, Guinea pigs, and hamsters can be a child’s best friend. However, it is important for New Bedford pet owners…

Litter Box Training Tips for South Coast Cats

South Coast Veterinarian: Litter Box Training Tips for Cats

September 5, 2018

In most cases, bringing home a new cat or kitten means simply showing your new friend where the litter box is located and letting instinct take over. However, there are certain situations where training tips for cats can come in handy. Outdoor cats and even feral cats will naturally gravitate to sandy places where they…

Fall Pet Tips - Vet Care in Dartmouth, MA

NEW Seasonal Pet Tips for Dartmouth Pet Owners in the Fall

September 5, 2018

At Anchor Animal Hospital we like to provide our clients with seasonal pet tips and helpful hints throughout the year that they can use to create a healthier and happy life for their pets. As the seasons change, pet owners in the New England region have to be ready to adapt their approach in order…

Back to School for Pets in Southeastern Massachusetts

Back to School Tips from Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth

August 8, 2018

Summer is beginning to fade, and it’s time to get the kids ready for school. However, it is also time to think about your pets. After a couple of months with 24/7 attention from the kids and possibly a family vacation or two, your pets might be feeling a little alone and upset. Sudden changes…

Vaccinations and Vet Check-Ups for South Coast Pets

Vaccinations and Veterinary Check-Ups for South Coast Pets

August 8, 2018

Annual visits to the local veterinarian in South Coast are essential to the health and happiness of your pet. Taking care of pets is more than just buying nutritious food and taking them for walks, it’s also about making sure that they are in good health by scheduling a veterinary check-up each year at your…

Small Pet Care for New Bedford Pet Owners

Providing Proper Nutrition for Small Pets in New Bedford, MA

August 8, 2018

Have you ever noticed that the food packaged for small animals targets a specific species? That’s because the diet required for small pets is very diverse. It is important to get the right nutrients for each type of pet to ensure that they are getting everything they need to thrive. The diet for a Guinea…

Canine Dental Care in Dartmouth Massachusetts

Canine Dental Care: Vet Dentistry in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

August 8, 2018

Our canine friends have earned a reputation for having notoriously bad breath. After all, they are known to drink out of toilets, sniff a lot of butts, spend a good part of their day cleaning themselves, and the food they drink doesn’t smell appetizing to most humans. However, good oral hygiene is vital to the…