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Winter Exercise for Dogs: Running With Your Dog in Dartmouth

January 17, 2020

If you and your dog share an active lifestyle that includes jogging or running in Dartmouth and the surrounding Southcoast area, there’s no reason you can’t continue activity in the winter months, as long as you take precautions. Some dogs can be just as excited as people to get outdoors, so it is not unusual…

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Fall River Pet Owners: How to Keep Your Pets Warm in Winter

January 17, 2020

Even during so-called mild winter conditions in New England, the temperature can drop pretty close to freezing – even throughout the day. Some of the best seasonal tips for pets in the Southcoast area include how to keep cats and dogs warm without overheating them and learning about habitat and care for small pets, such…

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The “Season” That Never Ends: Fleas and Ticks in New Bedford

January 17, 2020

When people would talk about fleas and ticks, they used to refer to it as a season. Once most prevalent during the summer months, fleas and ticks are now a problem for pet owners throughout New Bedford and the northeastern region year-round. New Bedford pet owners need to provide their cats, dogs, and other susceptible…

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MA Pet Care: Why the Annual Veterinary Check-Up is Essential

January 17, 2020

When you stop and think about the fact that dogs and cats age approximately six to seven times the rate that humans do, it becomes even more essential to schedule an annual veterinary check-up to make sure your pet is healthy. Our pets can’t tell us if they have mouth pain, get an upset stomach…

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Winter Cat Care Tips: Southeastern Massachusetts Pet Owners

December 12, 2019

While there are many differing opinions with pet owners regarding indoor and outdoor cats, regardless of your stance, there are things you need to know to provide proper care for your cat during the winter months. Seasonal pet tips are valuable, whether your cat lives indoors or outdoors. Some pet owners keep their cats outdoors…

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Boarding Your Pet in Massachusetts: How to Prepare Your Pet

December 12, 2019

The holiday season often means trips out of town for days at a time to a location where many pets cannot come along. Unless you are lucky enough to have a trusted friend, neighbor, or family member who can provide care, feeding, and attention to your pet, you might need to take them to a…

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Pet Health and Fitness: Comprehensive Vet Care in Dartmouth

December 12, 2019

Quality veterinary care and ongoing home care can help to add years to your pet’s life. Pet health and fitness, along with veterinary exams, vaccinations, preventive services, and dental care for pets, are part of a comprehensive approach to a long and healthy life. Work closely with your local veterinary clinic in Dartmouth to provide…

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Westport Pet Owners: Where to Go for Emergency Vet Services?

December 12, 2019

Not unlike a human child, pets often require medical attention after hours, on weekends, or urgently without being able to wait for an appointment. Where will you bring your pet when they are in need of an emergency veterinary hospital? Anchor Animal Hospital provides quality preventive care and treatments to pets in the Southcoast area,…

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…