Management Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

The kidneys play a major role in maintaining a cat’s health and well-being, and when chronic kidney disease (CKD) compromises organ function, problems occur. CKD is common in cats, and the condition can be frustrating to manage. Our South Shores Pet Clinic team wants to help by providing CKD management guidelines for cats. Chronic kidney [...]

Does My Tail Make My Behind Look Big? Pet Obesity

You may jokingly describe me as “more to love,” but really, I’m miserable.  I’m your overweight pet. While I love what you feed me—all those extra treats taste great and make me feel special—the feeling only lasts for a moment, because I know those tidbits are adding up on my waistline and subtracting years from [...]

Why Regular Wellness Screening Is Important for Your Pet

While you know your pet’s annual wellness visit is important for maintaining their health, regular screening tests are essential for detecting disease in its earliest stage. Through early detection, your veterinarian may be able to manage or treat your pet’s health issues before they cause serious, irreversible damage. Our South Shores Pet Clinic team describes [...]

Deciding When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

As a responsible pet owner, you should have your pet spayed or neutered, because these procedures are important for their good health and general wellbeing. However, knowing when to spay or neuter your pet can be confusing. Our South Shores Pet Clinic team wants to help by providing information about these procedures, and guidelines for [...]

7 Ways to Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

Pets love frolicking in the summer sun with their families, but they too often fall victim to overheating. Keep your furry pal cool and safe this summer by following our South Shores Pet Clinic team’s heat safety tips. #1: Exercise your pet safely on hot and humid days Your pet does not always know when [...]

What to Ask When Considering Pet Insurance

When you first locked eyes with your pet, you probably pictured all of the exciting adventures you’d go on together and the special memories you’d create together. You probably didn’t envision the potential emergencies and costly veterinary care that often come with being a pet owner. While shopping for pet insurance isn’t on the list [...]

Achoo IQ—Pet Allergy Facts

Allergies make life miserable for pets and people. But, because dog and cat allergies don’t always resemble our own, they often go unnoticed—leaving pets alone with their misery. Understanding pet allergies can help you identify early warning signs and seek prompt veterinary care at South Shores Pet Clinic. Here are some helpful facts about the [...]

Preventing Common Puppy Behavior Problems

Ah, puppies! These lively, excitable little bundles of joy can breathe new energy and excitement into a home, but without proper care and training they can also create a lot of chaos. Learn how basic training and management can prevent unwanted behaviors and protect your puppy from the world—and themselves—with this five-step guide from South [...]

Toxic Tales: Pets Who Sniffed Out Common Household Toxins

Pets are inquisitive, and this trait can land them in trouble if they follow their nose to a potential toxin. Read the following cautionary tales, to learn about common toxins that can harm your pet. Fergie’s fascination with food Fergie was your typical chowhound—if it fell on the floor, she ate it. She was also [...]

Your Pet Has Teeth, Too! Dental Health and Disease in Pets

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a time when the veterinary profession brings awareness to the importance of pet oral health care. If you’ve never thought about your pet’s teeth, now is a great time to start. Your pet’s dental health impacts their overall wellness, so your South Shores Pet Clinic team would like [...]

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