School Daze: Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets can increase when school starts.Whether you have younger kids or older ones heading off to college, it’s normal for everyone to go through an adjustment period at the start of a new school year. Pets feel the change as well, especially if they’ve enjoyed a pet-centric summer for the past 3 months.

Separation anxiety in pets is quite common this time of year. An estimated 15-30% of pets regularly experience symptoms. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can help support your furry family member!

Where is Everyone?

Pets thrive on routine, so a sudden change in the daily schedule can be confusing and upsetting. The hustle and bustle of preparing for a new school year and the sudden departure of key family members can leave a pet feeling confused, anxious, and left out. Continue…

A Beautiful Partnership: Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital and 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…