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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 »

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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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 »

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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 »

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