How to Tell When It’s Time to Let Your Pet Go

How to Tell When It’s Time to Let Your Pet Go

At South Shore Veterinary Hospital, we know letting go of a pet when they’ve reached the end of their lifespan is incredibly difficult. It’s even more challenging to determine how to make that decision. Although you may not think you can tell when it’s time to let...

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5 Crazy Canine Behaviors and Their Reasons

5 Crazy Canine Behaviors and Their Reasons

Dogs can be weird creatures, often leaving their owners scratching their heads in bewilderment. Our team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital explains the reasons behind some of your pooch’s oddest behaviors.    #1: Your dog scoots along the carpet Many people...

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Myths About Heartworm Disease in Pets

Myths About Heartworm Disease in Pets

In honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month, our team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital is debunking common heartworm myths to help pet owners understand the importance of year-round prevention. Heartworm disease can be a confusing topic, so let’s get to the...

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How to Keep Your Pet’s Eyes Healthy

How to Keep Your Pet’s Eyes Healthy

Your pet’s eyes are sensitive and can easily succumb to injury or disease, but with proper care, hygiene, and close monitoring, you can help your furry pal keep their 20/20 vision well into their golden years. Our team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital wants to...

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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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