Halloween – Seasonal Hazards

Halloween – Seasonal Hazards

Halloween is a favorite festive time for many, filled with candies and costumes. For our four legged friends however, it can be a dangerous and stressful time of year. Halloween presents an array of hazards, which can be easily avoided to ensure a safe and happy...
Pet of the Week: David Hasselhog

Pet of the Week: David Hasselhog

David Hasselhog aka Hassel the Hedgehog Here at Amherst Veterinary Hospital we see a lot of adorable cats and dogs;  but we are also entrusted with the care of other types of pets. We have rabbits, hamsters, rats and guinea pig patients as well. Many animals other...
Travelling with Your Pet

Travelling with Your Pet

You’ve booked time off from work and have picked your holiday destination; now what are you going to do about your pets? Whether your trip is for a weekend, a month, or a year, here are some things to consider when deciding on whether to take your pet with you or not....
Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Hairballs

Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Hairballs

What are Hairballs? If you are a cat owner, chances are you have encountered a hairball at one time or another. Cats are meticulous groomers; they groom to remove old fur, surface dirt, and foreign bodies. When they groom, fur gets caught in the barbs on their tongues...
Thanksgiving Hazards: No Bones About it

Thanksgiving Hazards: No Bones About it

This weekend, many of us will be enjoying delicious Thanksgiving feast with our friends and families. And while it can be tempting to share some of our tasty treats with our beloved pets, many of these indulgences are not so safe for our furry friends. Turkey Bones...
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