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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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Dog Surgery - What You Need to Know

Dog Surgery - What You Need to Know

It can be overwhelming to learn that your dog needs surgery, but our Westminster vets believe that understanding the general process for common dog surgeries may help to ease your stress. Here are some tips to help you through the dog surgery process.

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How Long Can You Leave a Cat Alone?

How Long Can You Leave a Cat Alone?

Cats are known for their independence, but evidence suggests that cats do get lonely. Here, our Westminster vets explain how long you can leave a cat alone, and give tips for keeping your cat safe and content while you are away.

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How Long Can You Leave a Dog Alone?

How Long Can You Leave a Dog Alone?

We know you'd love to stay home with your dog but it's just not feasible to be at home all of the time. After all, you have work, school, and errands to take care of. Our Westminster vets explain how long can you leave your dog alone.

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Where to Leave a Cat While on Vacation?

Where to Leave a Cat While on Vacation?

Traveling with our feline companions isn't always recommended or even possible. In this blog, our Westminster vets share some suggestions for places where you can leave your cat while you are on vacation.

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Leaving a Puppy Alone at Home for the First Time: How to Prepare

Leaving a Puppy Alone at Home for the First Time: How to Prepare

Dogs make great companions but you can’t spend every waking hour with them. You will have to leave them to go do things like errands, work, and appointments. Our Westminster vet will give some suggestions to make it easier to leave your puppy at home alone for the first time.

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Benefits of doggy daycare

Benefits of doggy daycare

Are you considering enrolling your dog in daycare? Our veterinary team in Westminster shares the benefits of doggy daycare, what you can expect, and how to make the experience as positive as possible for your dog. 

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How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

Many dog owners are wondering in these hotter months how much water their dog needs. Dehydration happens when your dog's body loses more water and electrolytes than they are taking in, subsequently causing severe issues with their internal organs, body temperature, joints, and digestion. Our Westminster vet will go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments if your dog gets dehydrated.

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The Friendliest Dog Breeds

The Friendliest Dog Breeds

When adding a new furry four-legged family member it is important to consider personality. What are you looking for to fit in with your living situation? This article will go over some of the friendliest dog breeds.

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How to Tell How Old a Kitten Is?

How to Tell How Old a Kitten Is?

If you have suddenly found yourself in possession of an adorable ball of feline fluff with no idea how old it is and need a rough idea of age and how to take care of it, this post is for you. This post is to help readers understand the milestones that a kitten hits in the first 8 weeks of life.

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What should I do with my dog while I'm at work?

What should I do with my dog while I'm at work?

Many people have to go off to work and leave their dog home alone. But how long is too long for a pooch to be left by themselves? Here, our Westminster vets explain how long you can leave your dog at home without them succumbing to boredom, anxiety or depression. 

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Welcoming Cats & Dogs to Our Animal Hospital 

Wachusett Animal Hospital welcomes cats, dogs, and their people to our clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Westminster companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.

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