Stress-Free Veterinary Visits for Your Pet

At our animal hospital, we are always looking for ways to make veterinary visits less stressful for our patients. We want our patients to be relaxed and comfortable, not stressed and anxious! One of the ways we seek to combat this problem while your pet is at our animal hospital for a visit is by offering your pet a distraction during a treatment that might ordinarily cause them stress or discomfort. Relieve Stress with a Special Treat  Vaccines are often nerve-wracking for our companions as pets may associate the sight of the needle itself with the pain they felt last
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Stress-Free Pet Owners, Safe Pets

During the holiday season, there are so many dangers our pets may encounter, but if a few extra precautions are taken, you can keep your best friend safe. Top 5 Most Common Holiday Dangers These are some of the most common dangers that we often see during the holiday season: While we can handle having a few drinks in celebration of the season, our pets cannot. It’s important to always keep alcoholic beverages out your of your pet’s reach to ensure that they’re safe from the danger of alcohol poisoning. Christmas trees. It isn’t the holiday season without a festive
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The Importance of Annual Wellness Care for Pets

Annual veterinary care is so important for your pet’s ongoing health. At Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital, we recommend that all pets come in for care at our veterinary hospital in Amesbury at least once a year. Some pets may need twice annual wellness checks if they have ongoing health conditions that require continued treatment or if they are in their senior years. Annual wellness visits generally include the following: A nose to tail examination to identify any physical concerns An oral examination to determine whether professional dental care is in order Parasite tests to determine whether your pet is safe
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