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How Do Wellness Exams Help Your Pet?

The Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital team believes in the importance of annual wellness examinations for each one of our patients. Having your pet brought in to our hospital to be examined by our veterinarians offers them the opportunity to have potential health problems identified earlier. Also, regular check-ups offer our veterinarians the opportunity to keep a check on developing issues in our patients. For example, if we see a pet often enough, we can tell when something is even slightly different from the last visit and can take steps to identify the cause of the change. What Happens During My Pet’s
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Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe this Summer

Bag the tent, pack the bug spray, ice the cooler, and don’t forget the leash! As you make plans for your summer trips with your pet, it’s important that you be well prepared. Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital has put together a list of five tips for how to keep your pet companion safe during those outdoor summer excursions. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment before your trip, feel free to contact us. 1) Pack a Pet First Aid Kit Having a pet first aid kit on hand is one of the best ways to be
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The Benefits of Pest Prevention

Do you know why veterinarians are so adamant about keeping pets protected from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes? It’s not just because these pests can be irritants for our pets, it’s because they can be the carriers of deadly diseases and parasites that are even more dangerous than themselves! Some of the things a pet can acquire from a bite or infestation include: Cat scratch fever Ehrlichiosis Heartworm Lyme disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Tape worm …and more For some of these illnesses or parasites, there are treatment options available, but some only have costly cures, if a cure is even
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