What Are Anal Glands in Pets?

What Are Anal Glands in Pets?

Have you ever smelled a questionable odor coming from your four-legged friend’s hind end? Or, have you ever come across your pooch scooting along your carpet? If you’ve encountered either of these scenarios, your pet may be experiencing anal gland issues. Our team has...

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Are My Cat’s Hairballs Normal?

Are My Cat’s Hairballs Normal?

If you own a cat, then you are most likely familiar with their slimy hairballs. Depending on your cat’s hair coat length, you may encounter hairballs with such regular frequency that you find yourself asking if they are normal. Our team here at South Shore Veterinary...

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3 Reasons Why Your Dog Licks Their Paws

3 Reasons Why Your Dog Licks Their Paws

Is your pooch constantly licking their paws? This may be a sign of an underlying issue. Following are three of the most common reasons your dog may be licking their paws.   #1: Your dog has allergies Environmental allergies frequently affect dogs, and one of the...

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Car Travel Safety Tips for Pets

Car Travel Safety Tips for Pets

The next time you go on a drive around town, you may want to include your pet in the fun and excitement. But, before heading out on your trip, ensure your pet is prepared for travel with the following tips that our team here at South Shore Veterinary Hospital has put...

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Tips to Increase Your Dog’s Focus on Walks

Tips to Increase Your Dog’s Focus on Walks

When you take your pooch on a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood, do they lunge and bark at every living thing? Many dogs become hyper-focused on other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, or other moving objects, making your daily walk less than pleasant. January is...

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3 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pet

3 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pet

As winter settles its icy grip across the country, your poor pet may be chilled by the cold weather. Despite their fur coat, pets are as susceptible to cold and snow as people, and can quickly succumb to frostbite, hypothermia, and other winter-related conditions. So,...

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Things to Consider Before Getting a Christmas Tree

Things to Consider Before Getting a Christmas Tree

Your Christmas tree likely steals the show each holiday season, outshining the other festive decorations. But, your showstopper holds a host of hazards for your furry pal if you are not careful. When decking out your tree this year, be aware of the following potential...

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3 Thanksgiving Treats for Pets

3 Thanksgiving Treats for Pets

Your furry pal likely agrees that the best part about Thanksgiving is the food! From the assorted side dishes, delectable desserts, and of course, the star of the show—the Thanksgiving turkey. Although your pet would love to have their own place at your holiday table,...

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10 Cancer Signs in Pets

10 Cancer Signs in Pets

With pets living longer than ever, there’s a higher risk of cancer development in old age. But, by knowing the cancer warning signs, you can quickly detect abnormalities and schedule a check-up for your furry companion! Our team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital has...

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Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Pet Obesity Awareness Day

In honor of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day that was on October 14, we want to encourage pet owners to help their pooches shed those extra pounds. Losing weight is critical for overweight pets, but must be done in a healthy manner. Follow these five steps that our...

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