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Pet Care Tips

Here our Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat veterinarians share useful tips, knowledge and advice to help you keep your pets happy and in good health.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Wellness plans and pet insurance are two different options to help make your pet’s healthcare more affordable. There are distinct benefits to both of these options but it's important to understand the differences between them. Here, our vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance at our Fitchburg area hospital.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Westminster. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of if you are in Cental Massachusetts, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. In this post, our Westminster vets share information about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options. 

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Numerous cat illnesses and their symptoms may worry you, or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our vets offer insight on signs and symptoms to be aware of in our feline friends from across Central Massachusetts.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting yearly fecal exams at your Fitchburg area vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our vets explain to our patients from all over Central Massachusetts what the early signs of fleas are and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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