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New Year’s Day With Fido

January 01, 2022
Brownish Shih Tzu and Golden Retriever with a with with a sparkling wine

Happy New Year! Are you ringing in 2022 with a canine companion? If so, you’ll want to keep your pooch in mind as you make plans for the coming year. In this article, a local Bourne, MA vet lists a few ways to start the new year off on the right paw with your furry best friend. Photo Shoot This is a perfect time to get some great shots of your canine buddy! Weather permitting, … Read More »

5 Ways To Promote Good Animal Welfare This Holiday Season

December 01, 2021

The holidays are a season for reflecting, and spending time with our loved ones. They are also a season of giving. If you love animals, you may want to consider doing some things to help promote good animal welfare. A local Bourne, MA vet lists a few ways to do that below. Support Animal Rescues Many animal rescues and charities depend on donations to keep running. You can’t go wrong with a monetary donation, as … Read More »

Thanksgiving Dog Care Tips

November 15, 2021

It’s almost Thanksgiving! We are very grateful for our canine companions. Dogs really do complete our families, and turn our houses into homes. However, Fido does have a habit of getting into mischief, so you’ll need to keep an eye on him. A Bourne, MA vet offers some advice on this below. Preparation Make sure that Fido is clean, fresh-smelling, and ready for the big day. A dirty, stinky dog won’t make a very good … Read More »

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 »

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

October 01, 2021

October is National Animal Safety And Protection Month! Of course, this topic is important all year long. Pets don’t always know what is and isn’t safe for them, and they can easily get into trouble. You’ll need to take a few steps to keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and, of course, safe. A local vet offers some advice on pet safety in this article. Dogs Fido is both curious and playful, and he has … Read More »

Feline Folklore

August 15, 2021

Kitties are very mysterious little furballs, who have certainly gathered more than their fair share of myths and legends. In fact, for a cute, innocent-looking pet, Fluffy has amassed a rather impressive collection of urban—and rural—legends. A local vet lists a few of them below. Cat Goddesses Our feline friends have been associated with several different goddesses. The most well-known may be Egypt’s Bastet, who was often depicted in feline form. The ancient Greeks had … Read More »

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Celebrating Assistance Dog Week

August 01, 2021

It’s National Assistance Dog Week! This is one cause that we are thrilled to help spread awareness about. As you may know, we work with some wonderful service dog organizations, and provide veterinary care to these amazing pups. A Bourne, MA vet discusses assistance dogs below. Assistance Dog Timeline While Fido has been helping humans out for thousands of years, his official role as an assistance dog is fairly new. The first Assistance Dogs came … Read More »

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Ways to Celebrate Snake Day

July 15, 2021

July 16th is World Snake Day! Snakes play a very important role in our ecosystems, but they often get a bit of a bad rap. These beautiful creatures can make stunning and fascinating pets. They’re also quite helpful to have around, as they eat rats and mice. A Bourne, MA vet lists great ways to celebrate our reptilian pals below. Support Conservation Efforts Snakes face many of the same issues as other types of wildlife, … Read More »

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Purrfect Ways To Celebrate Cat World Domination Day

June 15, 2021

Cat World Domination Day is just around the corner: it’s June 21st. While Fluffy may never completely take over the world, she certainly has managed to seize control of a sizable chunk of the internet. She also convinced several ancient cultures to treat her like a furry, meowing deity. Those are no small feats … especially for a furball with really small feet. Read on as a local Bourne, MA vet lists some ways to … Read More »

Hairball Awareness Day

April 15, 2021

Hairball Awareness Day is April 25th. Why do hairballs get an awareness day? They aren’t becoming self-aware, at least as far as we know. The point is actually to inform people with kitties that hairballs can sometimes be quite dangerous. A Bourne, MA vet explains below. Hairball Basics Hairballs are an unfortunate–and unsightly–downside of one of Fluffy’s best traits: her cleanliness. Kitties diligently groom themselves every day. Your feline pal may spend up to a … Read More »

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