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Spotlight On Fire Dogs

October 15, 2021

Today, October 1st, is National Fire Pup Day. Man’s Best Friend has held many different jobs throughout history. Fido has been a shepherd, guardian, tracker, and guide, to name just a few. However, fire dogs definitely rank up there with the best and bravest of our canine companions. A vet shines the spotlight on fire dogs in this article. The Dalmatian As you probably know, the Dalmatian is the breed most often found in firehouses. … Read More »

Celebrating the 4th With Fido

July 01, 2021

July 4th is just around the corner! This year is definitely going to be a lot more fun than last year! However, you’ll need to take extra precautions with your canine buddy. This can be a dangerous day for Man’s Best Friend! A local Bourne, MA vet discusses spending the summer holiday with dogs in this article.  Play It Safe Many of our canine companions are terrified of fireworks. The noise and commotion can reduce … Read More »

Helping Your Pet Recover From Surgery

February 01, 2021

February is Beat The Heat Month! We know, overheating isn’t much of a concern around here at this time of year. But we’re not talking about temperature heat. We’re talking about heat as pertains to reproductive cycles in pets. As you may know, the best way to avoid problems here is to have your pet spayed or neutered. This will also prevent unwanted litters, as well as many health and behavior issues. Spay/Neuter surgery is … Read More »

Halloween Safety for Dogs

October 15, 2020

Halloween is just around the corner! The autumn holiday can be great fun for people of all ages. It’s always great to see what costumes people come up with. Just like any other holiday, though, Halloween can be dangerous to dogs. A Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on keeping Fido safe in this article.  Costume Dogs are always cute, but they are extra charming when they’re in costume. Fido has worn a variety of … Read More »

Stay on the Lookout for Pet Hazards This Autumn

October 01, 2020

Autumn is finally here. Your pet is probably looking forward to the cooler temperatures just like you are! Unfortunately, there are a few common pet hazards to watch out for this time of year. Learn more here as a Bourne, MA veterinarian tells you how to keep your animal companion safe. Cold-Weather Toxins As the temperatures start to drop, cold-weather toxins start to become a problem once again. Antifreeze is a particularly dangerous one—we add … Read More »

Your Cat’s Veterinary Care Needs

August 15, 2020

August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! We know, our feline patients would probably rather celebrate Hug Your Cat Day, Cat World Domination Day, or Take Your Dog To The Vet Day. However, proper veterinary care is crucial to your pet’s health! Kitties are very small and vulnerable, and are prone to illness and injury. Here, a Bourne, MA vet discusses Fluffy’s changing veterinary care needs. Kittens Do you have a kitten? … Read More »

Senior Cat Care

July 15, 2020

Did you know that kitties are considered seniors as young as age 8? Our feline buddies usually age gracefully, so you won’t notice drastic changes happening overnight. Fluffy will still be adorable as she enters her golden years, but she will need some extra TLC. Here, a Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on keeping a senior kitty happy, healthy, and purring. Food Obesity is a big concern with older kitties. Pay close attention to … Read More »

How to Protect Your Dog from Heartworm

July 01, 2020

Heartworm can be a serious danger to your dog at many times of the year, but cases are even more common in the hot summer months when mosquitoes are most active. It’s important that your pooch stays protected! Below, your Bourne, MA veterinarian tells you how to keep Fido safe. How Does a Dog Get Heartworm? Heartworm is transmitted through mosquitoes. These pests pick up immature forms of heartworm, known as microfilariae, which develop into … Read More »

Spring Pet Dangers for Dogs and Cats

May 01, 2020

Spring is here! Your pet is probably as excited as you are to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. But it’s very important to make sure your companion doesn’t fall victim to common seasonal hazards. Below, your Bourne, MA vet tells you what to watch out for: Outdoor Pests Springtime means that pests like heartworm, roundworm, hookworm, fleas, ticks, and much more are coming out of the woodwork and waiting to harm your pet. … Read More »

Why is My Cat Avoiding the Litter Box?

April 15, 2020

Generally speaking, cats are very good about taking themselves to the bathroom. But about one in every ten cats will develop a litter box-aversion at some point or another. If your cat is avoiding her litter box, something is wrong! Your Bourne, MA veterinarian tells you more below: The Box’s Cleanliness You wouldn’t want to use a dirty bathroom, would you? Neither does your feline friend. If your cat’s box isn’t clean enough, she may … Read More »

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