VCA Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital

Training

If you’re adopting an adult pet, training may not be an issue. A mature dog that was formerly house-trained could simply need some time to readjust. Not surprising, cats usually transition seamlessly. Puppies and kittens require a different mindset. Think supreme calmness. Fortunately, puppies learn quickly with proper instruction. One effective method is crate training. Puppies like to keep their sleeping areas clean and will whine and fuss to be let outside. Kittens, on the other hand, only need to be shown where their litter box is and left alone. If any mistakes occur, clean up the mess with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. Never punish your pet. Patience and praise will lead to the desired behavior.

For more information on training, check out these articles from our Pet Health Resource Library:

Behavior Modification – Reinforcement and Rewards

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

If you have a pet emergency or just reassurance that you don't, call the hospital at 508-432-5500. Our doctors do provide emergency coverage during our normal business hours. However, if we are closed, someone is available from 5:00pm until 8:00am on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and major holidays at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Dennis. Their toll free number is 1-866-464-7575. The hospital is located at, 79 Theophilus Smith Rd in South Dennis. 

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