Looking to Adopt a Cat? Now Is a Great Time!

Looking to adopt a cat? Pet rescue shelters have plenty!What’s not to love about cats? They’re sweet, affectionate, independent, and entertaining. Just as the old saying goes, “a house is not a home without a cat”. The good news is that there’s never been a better time to adopt a cat. June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month, and we’re pleased to bring more attention to the goal of finding homes for felines in need.

Make a Difference

Aside from giving a deserving cat a home, when you adopt a cat you make a huge difference in the shelter crisis. Around the country, numbers of homeless animals are skyrocketing, but when you bring one home, provide great care, and spay/neuter them, you are contributing to the system’s success (and freeing up one more bed for another cat). Continue…

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Welcome to Flea and Tick Season in New England!

flea and tick seasonIt’s that time of year again! Delightfully warm breezes, new leaves on the trees, flowers popping up everywhere, and of course the annoying onslaught of tiny, itchy, disease-carrying creatures. Fleas and ticks begin their reign of terror in New England around April, and continue to go strong through about December, when their numbers die down (but don’t go away completely).

Your pet’s ongoing good health depends in part upon disease prevention, and protecting them during flea and tick season is a great place to start.

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Heart to Heart: The Importance of Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm PreventionMost of us are aware that mosquitoes can spread dangerous diseases to humans, but did you know they can also transmit a deadly illness to our pets called heartworm disease?

Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal condition affecting a pet’s heart and lungs. It can be found in all 50 states and in Canada; infecting cats, dogs, and many other wild species. Over 30 species of mosquito are known to transmit the disease. With spring in the air, the team at Wellesley Natick Veterinary Hospital wants to review the importance of heartworm prevention.

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