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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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Signs Your Dog Needs Grooming

Signs Your Dog Needs Grooming

Knowing exactly when the right time is to take your dog to the groomer can be tricky. To help you out, our Westminster vets share some of the early signs that it's time for your dog to be groomed and why regular grooming is important.

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Bathing Cats - How to Do It & How Often

Bathing Cats - How to Do It & How Often

Our vets in Westminster know that most cats hate water, and they continually groom themselves to keep their skin and coat healthy and clean, but on occasion cats do need to be bathed. So, today we share some helpful advice to make the process a little less stressful for both you and your feline friend. 

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Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why & When To Do It

Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why & When To Do It

Our Westminster vets understand that repeated appointments for your dog's vaccinations and boosters can seem inconvenient, but at Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat we firmly believe that following the vaccination schedule below is one of the best ways to help your canine companion live a long and healthy life. Read on to learn why.

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How often should you take your cat to the vet?

How often should you take your cat to the vet?

Regular checkups and preventive care are essential for giving your cat their best shot at a long and healthy life, but how often should you take your cat to the vet for a checkup? Below are the approximate schedules our Westminster vets recommend. 

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Cat Diarrhea Causes & Treatments

Cat Diarrhea Causes & Treatments

Diarrhea in cats is a common issue that we see at our Westminster animal hospital. If your cat is suffering from diarrhea your top priority will be curing this messy condition. Here, we look at some common causes and how to stop diarrhea in cats.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging for Pets

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging for Pets

Diagnostic imaging involves a range of extraordinary technologies used to pinpoint the cause, extent, or seriousness of your pet's illness or injury. The type of diagnostic imaging recommended for your pet will depend upon their condition or injury. Here, our Westminster vets explain a few of the tests that your vet may recommend to help diagnose your dog or cat.

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What You Need to Know About Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

What You Need to Know About Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

At Wachusett Animal Hospital we believe that the benefits of getting your dog vaccinated far outweigh the risk of reactions to the vaccines. Nonetheless, some dogs do have a reaction to getting their shots. Today our Westminster vets explain what might happen and what you should do.

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Why won't my cat stop grooming?

Why won't my cat stop grooming?

Cats may begin to over-groom for a number of reasons, either psychological and medical. Here, our Westminster vets explain why cats groom excessively and how you may be able to stop your feline friend from getting carried away.

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My cat won't drink water! What should I do?

My cat won't drink water! What should I do?

Staying hydrated is essential for good health, and that applies to cats as well as people. So what should you do if your cat won't drink water? Try these tips from our Westminster vets.

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Why should I sign up for a pet wellness plan?

Why should I sign up for a pet wellness plan?

Are you wondering why more and more pet parents are signing up for wellness plans? In today's post, our Westminster vets share some of the benefits of signing your pet up for a dog or cat wellness plan at Wachusett Animal Hospital.

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Welcoming Cats & Dogs to Our Animal Hospital

Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Westminster companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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