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40’s Friends: Pets & Vets


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — They are at the door when you leave, and there again when you come home.

Our pets are more than animals. They are also our best friends.

Whether you are crazy about kittens or dogs, you’ll need to know how to care for them, and importantly how to keep them healthy.

Tonight, we had a panel of experts on-hand to take your calls and answer your questions and many were about behavior issues.  So what is the number one pet problem our expert Jim Helems encounters?

“It would be, coming when called, or pulling on the leash. Pulling on the leash would probably get it,” says Jim.

The experts touched on topics including obesity, training, and much more.

We would like to thank our panel of experts for joining us:
Dr. Ted Diamond
Valley Veterinary Hospital
320 Russell Street, Hadley
(413) 584-1223

Jim Helems
Dog Pals
Southampton, MA
(413) 246-6506

Dr. Lauren Atkins
Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center
627 Cottage Street, Springfield
(413) 781-1484

Dr. Ellie Shelburne
Northampton Veterinary Clinic
227 South Street, Northampton
(413) 584-6309

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