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Information Your Pet Sitter Should Know

Remember the notes your mother used to leave for the babysitter when they would go out for the night? It had all the emergency information, important contacts, and other instructions in case of emergency.  Well, pet sitting is like that…

Tips for Socializing Your Pet Bird

On #NationalPetBirdDay, Dr. Erika Cervasio of VUCC Quincy offers some tips on how best to socialize your bird in your home. Dr. Cervasio is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), specializing in Avian, Canine and Feline…

When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet

By Katie Holmes, DVM, VUCC Quincy Now that I’m a few months into having my new pup, Parsley, I get asked the question a lot by folks who also have younger animals...”When should I spay or neuter my animal?” It’s…

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…