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How Is Your Pet’s Weight?

How Is Your Pet’s Weight?

We want to help you maintain your pet’s optimal weight so you have many healthy years together.  Below are links you can use to determine your pet’s weight level.  If you feel you need diet advice for your pet, please give us a call…We could all probably use diet advice after this winter. 🙂 It’s not uncommon for pets to be overweight; it’s as easy for them to gain as it is for us and happens for many of the same reasons.

Feline Body Score Condition Chart

Canine Body Score Condition Chart

Wet vs. Dry Food for Cats

Wet vs. Dry Food for Cats 

Years ago we recommended dry food for cats, but we’ve learned a lot since and now recommend wet.  Wet food contains more meat, fewer carbs, and more water–all important aspects for cats who are obligate carnivores and don’t benefit from grains.  Cats in the wild get most of their water from their food.  For extensive info on feeding cats, we recommend Dr. Lisa Pierson’s website catinfo.org.  Please call us with any questions.

Dr. F. and Bebe

Dr. F. and Bebe

Here is Bebe in the flesh, the tiny kitty who is peeking ourt of Dr. F

Here is Bebe in the flesh, the tiny kitty who is peeking out of Dr. F.’s pocket in the picture on our counter.  The very same kitty who climbed to the top of the tallest tree in Marblehead at only a few months of age and swung in the breeze for hours until she was rescued.  We still remember standing under the tree with nets in case she fell.  That was hairy!


 

 

 

 

A Reminder about Heartworm Meds

A Reminder about Heartworm Meds

For all those who winter in the North, you can stop giving your dogs Heartworm medication after December.
Remember to start up again in May, and come in for the 4DX test when we let you know it’s due.
Here’s hoping we have a shorter winter this year!

Another Finish for Dr. Freedman

Another Finish for Dr. Freedman

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Dr. F. and Dr. R. meet up at this year’s Pan Mass Challenge finish line. Dr. F. thanks all those he can’t thank personally for their cash contributions to the donation bucket in support of his 14th ride.

 

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Celebrating 30 Years!  

We’ve just passed the 30-year mark! Dr. F. opened HAHC in the spring of 1986. We’re honored to have been a part of the North Shore community for all these years, meeting so many great people and caring for so many great pets. Thanks to all for this opportunity.