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7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

June 15, 2022
Green pet tag named Patsy

It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … Read More »

June Is National Adopt a Cat Month

June 01, 2022
Tabby gray cat with human hand in heart shape on its face

It’s June, and it’s National Adopt a Cat Month! The start of summer marks kitten season, a time when many little kitties end up homeless because their owners can’t find homes for them. Throughout the month of June, National Adopt a Cat organizers work diligently, promoting cat adoptions across the country. And why wouldn’t they? Cats can be loving companions that are easy to keep. Read on to find out more about this campaign and … Read More »

Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

May 15, 2022
Gray cat with orange eyes on a cat swing

Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care routine. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t … Read More »

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Things You Didn’t Know About Fido’s Nose

May 01, 2022
Close-up photo of a brown adult dog's nose

Has your dog ever woken you up by sniffing your face, or perhaps offering affectionate ‘snoot boops’? Does Fido sometimes get completely fixated on a scent he’s picked up on his walk? Your canine companion’s cute nose is one of his most adorable features. It’s also pretty amazing in and of itself! A local vet discusses Man’s Best Friend’s sniffer below. Keen Smell We all know that dogs have a great sense of smell, but … Read More »

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Things To Consider Before Getting A Turtle

April 15, 2022
Two red-eared slider turtle on a dry rock

National Turtle and Tortoise week starts. Turtles may not be the most popular pets, but they do have some devoted fans. They also have some unique charms: they’re not only super cute, they’re also fun to watch. However, it’s important to do some research before choosing to adopt one, as they have some very specific needs. A Bourne, MA vet lists a few things to consider below. Other Pets This isn’t to say that you … Read More »

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Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 01, 2022
Two adult therapy dogs

April 11th is Dog Therapy Appreciation Day! Man’s Best Friend has had many different jobs over the years. However, one that has made a huge difference to countless people is that of therapy dog. A local Bourne, MA vet offers some information on this below. What Is A Therapy Dog? Unlike service dogs, therapy dogs aren’t trained to perform specific tasks. Fido’s official job is to offer comfort, cuddles, and emotional support. Some of the … Read More »

Mud Season With Fido

March 15, 2022
Brown adult dog drinks water from two human hands

We may have another week before the official start of spring, but it’s warming up quickly. This time of year can get a bit sloppy, as rain and melting snow make for some soggy weather. If you have a dog, you may be dealing with a bit of a mess until things dry out. A Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on this below. Towel Keep a towel or some pet wipes near the door. … Read More »

K9 Veterans Day

March 01, 2022
One adult K9 and two puppies playing on a field

Did you know that March 13 is K9 Veterans Day? Dogs have been accompanying soldiers to war for thousands of years. In fact, records of military dogs go back to the 7th century BCE. These brave dogs, now called Military Working Dogs, or MWDs, definitely deserve recognition. A Bourne, MA vet discusses K9 veterans below. History K9 Veterans Day was started by a Vietnam veteran named Joe White, who was himself a K9 handler. He … Read More »

Odd Ways Cats Show Affection

February 15, 2022
Two white cats with brown ears snuggles together

Did you know that February is National Cat Health Month? That’s one topic we are happy to help promote! Our feline friends may pretend that they are cold and aloof, but they actually are very grateful for the good care we give them. That said, Fluffy does show her love and appreciation in some rather unusual ways. A Bourne, MA vet lists some of the more purrplexing ones below. Love Bite Another thing Fluffy manages … Read More »

Keeping Your Snake Entertained

February 01, 2022
Neon green snake with head facing to the left

Today, February 1st, is Serpent Appreciation Day! Snakes could definitely use some appreciation. These beautiful and fascinating creatures have been much maligned, and have really suffered from bad PR. Snakes can actually make great pets for the right person. Of course, like any other animal, they need good care in order to thrive. When it comes to snake care, many people focus on diet and habitat. This definitely isn’t wrong. However, snakes also do need … Read More »

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