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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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The Benefits of Cuddling Kittens

March 15, 2021

March 23rd may be one of the cutest days on the calendar: it’s Cuddly Kitten Day! While any day is a good day for cuddling kittens, we’re happy to spread the word about this special occasion. As it turns out, snuggling your feline friend regularly is good for both of you! A Bourne, MA vet lists some of the benefits of cuddling little Fluffy below. Bonding Cuddling your cat is definitely important for bonding. Kitties … Read More »

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Tips For Adopting A Rescued Guinea Pig

March 01, 2021

March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month! If you’re thinking about adding a smaller pet to your family, this may be the perfect option. A local Bourne, MA vet offers some advice on adopting these charming furballs below. Pick More Than One Guinea pigs are very sociable. In fact, it’s illegal to only have one in Switzerland, because they get so lonely without friends. Consider getting a same-sex pair. You can often find adorable … Read More »

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Keeping Fido Active Indoors

February 15, 2021

Does your canine pal give you that accusing look when you go to walk him and he realizes that the weather is not to his liking? Some pups love to run and play in the snow, while others are much less enthusiastic about it. Of course, Fido still needs proper activity, even when it’s cold, raining, or snowing … or worse, a mix of all three. A Bourne, MA vet discusses keeping your pet active … Read More »

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8 Reasons to Appreciate Bearded Dragons

January 15, 2021

Did you know that tomorrow is Appreciate A Dragon Day? If you are considering adopting a dragon, a beardie may be a good option for you. A Bourne, MA vet lists a few of these charming lizards’ best traits below. Easy Care As far as reptiles go, beardies are quite easy to care for. In fact, getting their environmental conditions right is half the battle. Aside from that, you’ll mostly just have to feed your … Read More »

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7 Purrfect New Year’s Resolutions for People With Cats

January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! Are you starting out 2021 with a kitty at your feet? Why not include Fluffy in your goals for the coming year? In this article, a Bourne, MA vet lists a few things for you to put on your to-do list for 2021. Offer Good Food Proper nutrition will go a long way towards keeping your feline buddy healthy. Offer your kitty the best food you can afford. If you’re not sure … Read More »

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Gift Ideas for Fluffy

December 15, 2020

How is your holiday shopping going? You only have a few weeks left. If you’ve forgotten to pick something up for your cat, you’re in luck. It’s not hard to get your feline friend a few stocking stuffers! Here are some ideas from Sandwich Animal Hospital, your Bourne, MA vet clinic.  Toys Cats love to play when the mood strikes them. Make sure your pet has plenty of fun toys to keep her occupied. Not … Read More »

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Holiday Care for Reptiles

December 01, 2020

The holiday season is officially here! We love seeing seasonal photos of our adorable patients. However, we definitely get a lot more pictures of dogs and cats beneath trees than we do of our reptilian friends. Reptiles will also benefit from some extra TLC—and perhaps a few gifts—at this time of year. A Bourne, MA veterinarian discusses holiday reptile care below. Decoration Who says you can’t have some fun with your pet’s terrarium? You’re free … Read More »

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Pet Microchips: Your FAQs Answered

November 15, 2020

When it comes to pet identification, one method provides peace of mind above all others: the microchip. If you’re not familiar with identification microchips, it’s something worth considering for your pet’s safety and wellness! Learn more below as your Bourne, MA veterinarian answers your most frequently asked questions.  What is a microchip, exactly? A microchip is a tiny computer chip that contains an electronic number, which corresponds to the manufacturer’s database where your contact information … Read More »

5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

November 01, 2020

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month. If you’re considering adopting a new furry friend, this is a wonderful time to do so. In fact, dogs and cats in their golden years make absolutely wonderful pets. A Bourne, MA vet lists some great reasons to consider adopting an older pet in this article.  They Need Love Senior pets are often put up for adoption through no fault of their own. Heartbreaking as it is, some … Read More »

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