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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 »

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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 »

Tips For Working From Home With Cats

April 16, 2020

Tips For Working From Home With Cats Have you suddenly found yourself working from home due to the coronavirus? If you have a kitty, it’s probably safe to say that your pet won’t mind having his or her human around more than usual. Of course, finding yourself with a feline coworker can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips from your local vet on working with a kitty. Adjust Your Screen Lock Time Cats … Read More »

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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 »

Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help!

April 14, 2020

Homeschooling? 6 Ways Your Pet Can Help! As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, many people are suddenly finding themselves homeschooling their kids. This unexpected change can be a bit daunting, especially if you’ve never been in a teaching or training position. One thing that has been heartwarming is seeing so many people offering assistance with this. Celebrities are streaming themselves reading childrens’ books; zoos and museums offering virtual tours; and local businesses are offering resources. As … Read More »

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6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

April 09, 2020

6 Ways Your Pet Can Help You Through The Coronavirus Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed almost every aspect of our lives, and in a very short time. Understandably, many people are frightened and uneasy now, as lockdowns and quarantine restrictions roll out across the country. Aside from washing our hands, self-isolation and social distancing are the best things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As it turns out, people … Read More »

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Animal Cams And Sites To Visit During Quarantine

April 07, 2020

Animals Cams And Sites To Visit During Quarantine Are you stuck at home? We don’t have to tell you that watching the news isn’t very relaxing right now. One of the best things you can do during this quarantine is take care of your mental health. Watching, interacting, and learning about animals is a great way to do that. And, if you’ve been thrust into the hot seat when it comes to homeschooling, animals are … Read More »

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