South Shore Animal Services

South Shore Animal Services Tuesdays and Thursdays are our surgery days with afternoon appointments. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sa Call today for a price check and an appointment!
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South Shore Animal Services is a local low-cost veterinary clinic. We offer yearly check-ups, spay/neuters, dentals -including teeth extractions, mass/lump removals, and more.

12/20/2023

Our office has power back and we will open normal business hours today. If you had an appointment yesterday we will reach out to reschedule.

12/19/2023

Offices Closed - Power Outage

Our offices are closed today due to a power outage. We will reach out to our clients on our schedule today when we return to the office.

UPDATE:  ALL ANIMALS HAVE FOUND NEW HOMES!!!--------------------------We are helping a family rehome their bunnies, guin...
11/28/2023

UPDATE: ALL ANIMALS HAVE FOUND NEW HOMES!!!
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We are helping a family rehome their bunnies, guinea pigs, and parakeets. If you or someone you know is looking for a new pet and want to give these animals a forever home. Please reach out to our offices and ask for Annie or email: [email protected] for more information.

Dr. McAdam, with our Practice Manager, Annie, and Vet Tech, Kelly, had a table at the Tufts Career Fair.  We met so many...
11/05/2023

Dr. McAdam, with our Practice Manager, Annie, and Vet Tech, Kelly, had a table at the Tufts Career Fair. We met so many promising future Veterinarians. As a Tufts alumni it was great to see where Dr. McAdam studied not to mention it is a beautiful campus.

Our office is closed for Labor Day weekend; we will resume normal business hours on Tuesday September 5, 2023. We apolog...
08/31/2023

Our office is closed for Labor Day weekend; we will resume normal business hours on Tuesday September 5, 2023.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If your pet has a medical emergency we recommend reaching out to a local emergency clinic such as Brijon Veterinary Urgent Care in Hanover (781) 499-2122, New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater (508-584-1600), or CCVS in Bourne (508) 759-5125.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend - Dr. McAdam and Staff

07/04/2023
Our office will be closed for the holiday weekend.  South Shore Animal Services will be closed Saturday 7/1/23 and Tuesd...
06/30/2023

Our office will be closed for the holiday weekend. South Shore Animal Services will be closed Saturday 7/1/23 and Tuesday 7/4/23 and will resume normal business hours on Wednesday 7/5/23.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If your pet has a medical emergency we recommend reaching out to a local emergency clinic such as CCVS in Bourne (508-759-5125) or New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater (508-584-1600).

We will respond to emails upon our return. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend - Dr. McAdam and Staff

Our office will be closed for the holiday weekend.  We will be closed Friday 5/26 and Saturday 5/27 and will resume norm...
05/25/2023

Our office will be closed for the holiday weekend. We will be closed Friday 5/26 and Saturday 5/27 and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday 5/30.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If your pet has a medical emergency we recommend reaching out to a local emergency clinic such as CCVS in Bourne (508-759-5125) or New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater (508-584-1600).

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend - Dr. McAdam and Staff

Caring for your pet’s teeth and preventing periodontal disease will result in longer, healthier lives for pets. In addit...
05/17/2023

Caring for your pet’s teeth and preventing periodontal disease will result in longer, healthier lives for pets. In addition to preventing “doggy breath,” regular dental care will prevent dental infections, which can spread to internal organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. Caring for your pet’s teeth will help keep their teeth for their full lifetime and avoid painful situations from tooth decay and disease.

Please reach out to our office 781-837-1323 to schedule your furry friends dental.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!
03/17/2023

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Wishing all of our clients a happy Valentine's Day.
02/14/2023

Wishing all of our clients a happy Valentine's Day.

Our offices will be closed from December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022 for winter break. Dr. McAdam and staff wishing you a...
12/19/2022

Our offices will be closed from December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022 for winter break. Dr. McAdam and staff wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season.

Our office will reopen on January 3, 2022.

On this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for all our clients.   We hope you have a wonderful day ...
11/24/2022

On this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for all our clients. We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

Our office are closed for the holiday weekend and will return on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. If you have an emergency, please reach out to New England Animal Medical Center (508) 584-1600 or Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (508) 759-5125.

09/28/2022

Look who is back.... "Sydney"

Sydney leaves our offices in the summer to enjoy his habitat on the farm. During the colder weather he comes back to the office to stay warm.

Make sure to say hello to him at your next visit. Enjoy the video of Syd eating his breakfast.

We are packed and loaded for a fun weekend with mom aka Dr. McAdam.  Our Offices will be closed for the Holiday Weekend....
09/01/2022

We are packed and loaded for a fun weekend with mom aka Dr. McAdam. Our Offices will be closed for the Holiday Weekend. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
If you have an emergency please reach out to an emergency facility such as CCVS in Bourne (508-759-5125) or New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater (508-584-1600).
Have a safe and happy holiday.
Dr. McAdam and Staff

Ways To Celebrate Dog Appreciation DayGo for a long walk in a new place. Most dogs love exploring new and interesting pl...
08/26/2022

Ways To Celebrate Dog Appreciation Day

Go for a long walk in a new place. Most dogs love exploring new and interesting places with their best friend.

Host a pet playdate. Does your dog have another furry best friend?

Bake a dog friendly treat.

Donate to your local animal shelter.

Tell them you love them.

Happy July 4th Weekend!!!!!Our Holiday Hours Closed Friday 7/1 & Closed Saturday 7/2 Resume normal business hours on Tue...
06/30/2022

Happy July 4th Weekend!!!!!

Our Holiday Hours

Closed Friday 7/1 & Closed Saturday 7/2
Resume normal business hours on Tuesday 7/5

If you have an emergency, please reach out to New England Animal Medical Center (508) 584-1600 or Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (508) 759-5125

Please note that our office will be closed for the holiday weekend.  We will be closed Friday 5/27 and Saturday 5/28 and...
05/26/2022

Please note that our office will be closed for the holiday weekend. We will be closed Friday 5/27 and Saturday 5/28 and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday 5/31. We hope you will enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.

If you have an emergency, please reach out to New England Animal Medical Center (508) 584-1600 or Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (508) 759-5125

05/14/2022

Do we dog lovers ever tire of learning more about dogs? See what you know (and don't know) with the AKC's 30 fun facts about dogs.

Happy Mothers Day!!Everyone knows Mother’s Day is May 8th - TODAY, but did you know there’s a lesser-known holiday that'...
05/08/2022

Happy Mothers Day!!

Everyone knows Mother’s Day is May 8th - TODAY, but did you know there’s a lesser-known holiday that's pawsitively worth celebrating. This Saturday, May 14th, is National Dog Mom’s Day and, while Mother’s Day is known for macaroni art, breakfast in bed, and having other things (hopefully!) done for you, this holiday might have you wondering what you can do for your pup. As veterinarians, we’d like to suggest that you celebrate National Dog Mom’s Day by doing all that you can to give your hound the healthiest and highest quality life possible. From creating a safe environment and providing a healthy diet to teeth cleaning and preventative medicines, your dog has many needs, and it’s your job (well, privilege!) to make sure they’re all met.

Below are 10 tips for becoming the best dog owner you can be, which your dog will thank you for with a long, healthy life bringing joy to you and your family.

1. Keep A Consistent Schedule
Much like humans, dogs are creatures of habit. If you have a puppy, it won’t take long for them to figure out when to expect food, walks, and even when you get home from work. Older dogs have come to expect when certain things will happen, and a deviation from the norm is likely to cause confusion. It’s also a good idea to assign specific responsibilities to family members, not only for the sake of consistency but so your dog also knows who does what for them.

2. Dog Proof Your Home
Dogs are curious creatures and won’t hesitate to bite or chew anything of interest to them. Make electrical cords as inaccessible as possible by pushing them under furniture. Use a dog gate to block off areas of the house that aren’t safe, like your kids’ bedrooms and/or playrooms if they’re young and have small toys. Ensure house plants are elevated beyond your dog’s reach, especially plants that are toxic to pets. Also, ensure that heavy breakables aren’t positioned to topple over if your dog nudges the surface. Keep trash cans covered tightly or block access to them by closing doors. Be sure all food waste is adequately secured, especially hazardous items like corn cobs and BBQ skewers, and foods that are toxic to pets such as grapes, raisins, and chocolate.

3. Be Consistent With Vet Appointments
Many dog owners think that if their dog is acting fine and their vaccinations are up-to-date, they don’t need to see their vet. The reality is that dogs should have regular wellness exams to confirm they’re healthy and check for any signs that their diet, exercise, or medication needs to change. Wellness exams are also important because certain breeds are predisposed to certain genetic conditions. Your vet will keep you educated about warning signs to ensure early treatment is provided if they manifest any symptoms of common diseases. Early diagnosis of any illnesses or disease not only usually offers a better prognosis, but it could also save you a significant amount of money in vet bills trying to battle something that’s already taken hold.

4. Feed Them A Healthy Diet
Your vet can suggest ideal food for your dog’s age, size, and activity level. Be cautious of dog food options that don’t appear natural and have a mile-long list of “ingredients.” Keep their feeding times consistent and always have fresh water available. Treats should be kept to a minimum to avoid weight issues.

5. Give Them Regular Exercise
An active dog is a healthy one, as a dog that exercises is healthy in both mind and body. Take them on walks, bring them to parks, play fetch, and make sure they have a variety of toys to play with when you’re occupied. We know that daily walks are often rushed due to work and other obligations, which is entirely understandable, but try to carve out some time for occasional walks that allow them to sniff, linger, and enjoy their surroundings. These walks are great for both physical and mental stimulation. Inactive dogs are prone to weight issues and sleeping too much during the day. Keep them active, and you’ll add years to their life.

6. Don’t Forget Preventative Medications
Preventative medicines should be administered monthly, and you can discuss what your dog should be taking with your veterinarian.
Several Parasites Can Be Prevented With Simple Monthly Topical Or Oral Medications For Dogs, Such As The Following:
Heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes
Other worms that dogs can get, such as whipworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms. Fleas and ticks and the diseases they can transmit. Again, prevention is always easier (and less expensive) than the treatment of disease in your dog.

7. Bathe & Groom Regularly
Look - dogs are prone to being stinky—no bones about it. You’re likely never going to have a pooch that smells like petunias. Still, you don’t want your family dog to develop an unpleasant odor that is overwhelming to you and your guests. Be sure to regularly bathe them with dog shampoo to keep their skin and coat healthy.

Your dog also needs regular brushing, with short-coated breeds needing it only weekly and long-coated breeds needing it daily to avoid knots and matting. Regular brushing will also lessen the chance of excess hair falling off into your home.

8. Keep Those Teeth Clean
Dental hygiene is as essential for dogs as it is for humans. Their teeth should be cleaned regularly to avoid tooth and gum disease. Daily brushing is ideal but can be unrealistic for many owners. Have your goal be three times a week using an enzyme toothpaste just for dogs and a soft-bristle toothbrush. Your veterinarian may also recommend regular anesthetic dental cleanings. Chews specifically designed for oral health can also help combat dental issues.

9. Pay Attention To Changes
As your dog ages, you’re likely to notice subtle changes in their routine, habits, eating, playfulness, and more. Those are normal adjustments to be expected, but keep an eye out for more significant changes. Aging is not a disease in and of itself, so you can’t always chalk things up to them getting into their senior years. A loss of appetite, too much sleeping, inconsistent bowel habits, and signs of pain could an indication of problems beyond the aging process. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any of these signs that your aging dog could be sick or in pain.

10. Keep Them Safe
Dogs like to explore, can run off in pursuit of a squirrel, and perhaps scariest – they can be stolen. Make sure your pet has an ID tag with contact information, and consider microchipping your dog in the event they are lost without their collar and ID tag. Microchips permanently identify your dog and can be invaluable in bringing your lost dog home. Approximately the size of an uncooked grain of rice, these tiny chips are simply scanned by a vet or shelter to identify their owner.

Follow these 10 tips, and your dog will be basking in their best life, and you can rest assured they are poised to live a long and healthy one with you. If you have any questions about how to get your dog on the path to optimal wellness, give us a call!

Happy National Siblings Day from George, Gaby and Bea McAdam.
04/10/2022

Happy National Siblings Day from George, Gaby and Bea McAdam.

Address

1090 Washington Street
Hanover, MA
02339

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 1pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm

Telephone

(781) 837-1323

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