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Reasons To Be Thankful For Pets

November 15, 2022
Two husky dogs with party hats and a dog cake

Thanksgiving is coming up fast. Many people are already starting their preparations! Of course, while it’s great to enjoy some of those delicious meals with loved ones, it’s also important to remember the reason for the holiday: gratitude. Pets are definitely something to be grateful for! A local Bourne, MA veterinarian lists some reasons why in this article. Love Pets are able to provide us with unconditional love, which is both rare and precious. Fido … Read More »

Canine Lymphoma Day

November 01, 2022
Lady in blonde hair and white long shirt hugging a dog

November 7th is Canine Lymphoma Day. Canine lymphoma may not be a fun topic, but it is an important one. This is one of the most common cancers we see in our canine companions. A local Bourne, MA vet offers more information below. History This awareness day was started by dog trainer Terry Simons, who lost his beloved furry companion, Reveille, to lymphoma. He started the annual event back in 2005, to help raise awareness … Read More »

Poodle Day

October 01, 2022
Brown hairy poodle

Today, October 1st, is Poodle Day! These iconic dogs have very unique appearances and make fun and lovable pets. A local vet discusses the Poodle below. Beloved Underdog Fido was initially met with some side-eye, but he became quite popular after winning Best In Show at Westminster. In fact, the Poodle was the most popular breed from 1960 to 1982, when the Cocker Spaniel knocked them off the top spot. Unclear History Some believe that … Read More »

5 Things To Do For Holistic Pet Day

August 15, 2022
Cute terrier wearing a lacy black tutu skirt

Holistic Pet Day is August 30th! There is a growing awareness of the benefits of a holistic approach to health and wellness, and how it can help both pets and people. As you may know, the word holistic care incorporates the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Many different treatments fall under the holistic umbrella, including acupuncture, nutritional healing, massage, and even sound therapies. You don’t have to choose between holistic and modern veterinary care: … Read More »

July 31st Is National Mutt Day

July 15, 2022
Mutt chihuahua-terrier running so fast

Happy National Mutt Day! On the 31st of this month we celebrate all the wonderful things about mixed-breed dogs. Mutts or mixed breed dogs are adorable and loyal, and they have their own unique personalities. Read on as a vet talks about National Mutt Day and why mixed breed dogs are the best dogs. Healthy Mutts You might not know it, but mixed-breed dogs are actually healthier than purebreds. That’s right: mixed-breed dogs are less … Read More »

Pet Names

July 01, 2022
Pet names on letter cubes

Did you know that Max was the top male dog name of 2021? We love seeing the cute and fun names people come up with for their animal companions. As it turns out, some recent studies have uncovered some pretty interesting statistics about pet names. A local vet offers some highlights below. Top Dog As mentioned above, Max was the number one boy name for pooches. Other high scorers included Charlie, Milo, Buddy, Rocky, Bear, … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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