A Beautiful Partnership: Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital and Natick Days Community Festival

The arrival of September has us looking forward to the Natick Days Community Festival.The end of summer means different things to different people. Here at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital, the arrival of September has us looking forward to the Natick Days Community Festival. We couldn’t be more excited to participate in this family friendly community celebration!

All About Natick Days Community Festival

Natick Days Community Festival is an annual event centered on youth groups and nonprofit organizations. The festival is held at Natick Common and includes plenty of food, live music, games, kid-friendly activities, and much more all packed into one fun-filled day.

Besides being an exciting and popular event for the community (over 8,000 people are expected to attend), Natick Days is also a fundraising event for local nonprofits, youth teams, and service organizations. In 2017, over $25,000 was raised to help support these important community-building programs. Continue…

Wondering About Summer Pet Safety? Look No Further!

Summer pet safety is the cornerstone of summer fun with petsThe summer sort of plays tricks on us. During a time that we’re supposed to feel relaxed and happy, we spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about stuff. From traveling away from home to simply walking along the river, it’s imperative to know what’s at stake – especially when pets are involved. They tend to embrace the season with utter abandon! While we could learn a thing or two from them on that front, it’s up to us to protect them with these summer pet safety tips.

Bugs That Ruin a Good Time

Summer is prime bug time. Fleas and ticks can really push pet owners to their limits, and heartworm disease (spread by mosquitoes) is no joke, either.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have peace of mind this summer that your pet wouldn’t get any parasites? There is! Maintaining your pet’s parasite prevention medication is the best way you can protect your pet from a flea infestation, a bite from a Lyme-carrying tick, or heartworm disease from a pesky mosquito. Continue…

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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