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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Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

South Shore Veterinary Hosptial wants all pet owners to know that pets require routine veterinary care to maintain their good health. Nothing is more important than regular wellness care to ensure subtle diseases do not go undetected and to protect your pet from the...

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Build a Pet First Aid Kit

Build a Pet First Aid Kit

Each September, National Disaster Preparedness Month and our team at The South Shore Veterinary Hospital encourages people to prepare for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. As a pet owner, you have an extra responsibility to prep...

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Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month

Although our feline friends demand to be cherished every month of the year, South Shore Veterinary Hospital wants to remind you that September is reserved for Happy Cat Month. Join CATalyst Council—and our team—in celebrating the month that is all about ensuring...

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What is Cognitive Dysfunction?

What is Cognitive Dysfunction?

If you've noticed your pet getting stuck behind furniture or forgetting their house-training, these could be signs of cognitive dysfunction. As pets age, they can suffer from impaired mental function, similar to elderly people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many of the...

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