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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 »

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 »

Early Signs of Arthritis in Dogs

April 01, 2020

As you may know, arthritis is very common in our canine pals. In fact, over 65 percent of dogs over age seven are afflicted with this painful condition. Arthritis cannot be cured, but there are some treatment options available for it. However, it’s always beneficial when a health problem is addressed early. Read on as a Bourne, MA vet lists some warning signs that your dog may be developing arthritis. Limping Limping is often one … Read More »

We are OPEN and seeing patients “Car hop/curbside” style – Learn More

March 19, 2020

Update as of 3/24/20: Governor Baker’s “Stay-at-home Advisory” closes all nonessential businesses. Our Animal Hospital is an essential business and therefore we will remain OPEN to care for pets in need. Our hospital is OPEN, but our hours have changed. We plan to be open: Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 2pm Saturday: 8:30am to 1pm Our hours may change day to day during this time period. Please call us at (508) 888-2774 to inquire before … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, Dog Care

K-9 Veterans Day

March 01, 2020

March 13 is K-9 Veterans Day! Thousands of dogs have gone bravely into battle with their human friends, and have truly gone above and beyond when serving. It’s only fitting that their sacrifice and dedication should be recognized with a special day. A Bourne, MA vet discusses K-9 veterans in this article. History Fido actually has been serving in our wars for a very long time. One of the earliest—if not the earliest—recorded instance of … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Love Your Pet Day

February 15, 2020

February 20th is a special day for our furry patients: it’s Love Your Pet Day! We of course strongly believe that pets should feel loved every day. However, this is a great time to show your four-legged friend some extra TLC. Here, a Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on celebrating Love Your Pet Day Gifts Toys and treats will definitely brighten up your pet’s day. Your four-legged pal may also appreciate a comfy new … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, Dog Care

Will Your Dog or Cat Be Safe This Valentine’s Day?

February 01, 2020

In just a few short weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. If you’re planning on celebrating with that special someone, remember to keep your pet’s health in mind. This holiday presents a few hazards for our cats and dogs! Your Bourne, MA vet tells you more below. Nix the Sweets If there’s one thing that’s common around Valentine’s Day, it’s those heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Remember that chocolate of all types is very bad for … Read More »

Pet Toxins to Look Out for This Winter

January 15, 2020

Winter is here! The cold weather is only one danger for your pet this time of year. It turns out that there are several wintertime pet toxins that animal owners should watch out for! Learn more below from a vet in Bourne, MA. Ice Melt Many ice melts are made with sodium chloride, which can cause an upset stomach or skin irritation if your pet comes in contact with it. If they manage to ingest … Read More »

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