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Smart Ways to Save on Pet Care

September 15, 2020

Who wouldn’t want to save a little money here and there? When it comes to your pet’s care, there are ways to save without slighting your pet’s health or wellness in the least. And you’re in luck—your Bourne, MA veterinarian tells you how to do it below. Practice prevention, not treatment. Preventing a health problem is far more effective than treating it after the fact. It’s also cheaper. That’s why preventative healthcare is always recommended! … Read More »

Celebrating Service Dogs

September 01, 2020

September is National Service Dog Month! This is truly a wonderful cause, and one we are happy to support. Service dogs are truly amazing, and definitely deserve recognition. A Bourne, MA vet discusses service dogs in this article. Breeds Most people think of Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds when they think of service dogs. That’s not wrong: these are the most popular breeds. However, service dogs really come in all shapes and sizes. The main … Read More »

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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 »

Taking Fido to the Beach

August 01, 2020

Does your dog enjoy going to the shore? Cape Cod has beautiful beaches! Taking your canine friend to the beach can be a great way to enjoy a beautiful day. Just be sure to put Fido’s safety first. A Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on this below. Precautions Your canine buddy should be microchipped and wearing ID tags, and current on his vaccines and parasite control. Fido should also know basic doggy obedience commands, … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

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 »

Can My Pet Get Poison Ivy?

June 15, 2020

Poison ivy, as well as its common counterparts poison oak and sumac, are a real nuisance during the warmer months. You know to avoid it whenever possible, but what about your pet? Can pets even get a rash from poison plants? The answer is yes, although it’s not very common. Learn more below from your Bourne, MA vet. Symptoms of Poison Ivy in Pets There’s a simple reason that pets aren’t very likely to get … Read More »

Is Fostering a Pet Right for You?

June 01, 2020

Did you know that June is officially Foster A Pet Month? Fosters are always needed in the world of animal care. However, this year, this situation has become quite urgent, because of the coronavirus. The pandemic has in many places both slowed down adoptions and TNR programs and, unfortunately, increased surrenders. What is fostering, and is it a good option for you? A local Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on this below. Reasons Fostering … Read More »

5 Purrfect Reasons to Hug Your Cat

May 15, 2020

International Hug Your Cat Day is coming up May 30th. Of course, we think kitties should be hugged every day. One might even argue that Fluffy’s main job is providing her humans with lots of snuggles! Read on as a Bourne, MA vet lists some great reasons to hug your feline friend. Relaxing It would be a massive understatement to say that this year has been stressful. Hugging cats is one of the best things … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

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 »

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