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Creating Routine for Your New Puppy

Veterinary Urgent Care Center knows that you have a million questions when it comes to welcoming a new puppy into your home. Our very own Katie Holmes, DVM, is a veterinarian at VUCC Quincy and recently welcomed Parsley, an adorable…

Importance of Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease was once less common here in New England, but with the influx of pets coming from the southern states we have seen more prevalent cases in dogs, cats, and even exotic mammals. Heartworm disease is a serious disease…

Tips for Life With a New Puppy

Veterinary Urgent Care Center knows that you have a million questions when it comes to welcoming a new puppy into your home. Our very own Katie Holmes, DVM, is a veterinarian at VUCC Quincy and recently welcomed Parsley, an adorable…

Pets and Fireworks Don’t Mix

There is nothing more symbolic of summer than fireworks. Watching the sky light up with beautiful colors can be a great time for us humans. Our pets, not so much.  If your pet gets anxious, nervous, frightened or tries to…

What To Do If Your Pet Has Ear or Skin Mites

The thought of small, spider-like creatures crawling around in the ears or on the skin of your pet sounds like it’s straight out of a horror movie!  Unfortunately, mites are common and  cause itchiness and sometimes infections. So if you…

How to Host a Safe BBQ for your Pets

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. And yes, that means the return of backyard barbecues! It’s a great chance for us to get friends, families, and even our pets together to celebrate, kick back, and relax in…

Tips to Handle Heat Stroke in Dogs

When the weather gets hot, we can find ways to cool off. Unfortunately for our dogs, that’s not the case.  Our dogs are wearing winter coats all year round. When we experience consistently high temperatures, it can be very hard…

Why Your Dog Should Not Drink Out of Puddles

With the weather getting warmer, dog owners will spend a little extra time outside with their pet this spring and summer. Early in the season, we might even forget to bring water or something for the dog to drink out…

Building a Special Bond Between Children and Pets

Is there anything cuter than watching a young child with a puppy, kitten, or any other household pet become best friends? The bonds that children and our furry friends develop can bring a family together. Sometimes these relationships click from…