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Your Pet Wellness Plan for the New Year

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

The new year is upon us. What better time to consider your pet’s wellness for the next twelve months than at the start of the calendar year? The team at Westarbor Animal Hospital wants to help you make a plan for your pet’s wellness needs to ensure that he or she has the healthiest and […]

What to Do If Your Dog Swallowed a Foreign Object

Friday, November 19th, 2021

We get worried calls from pet parents whose dog swallowed a foreign object. Dogs are notorious for their appetite for things we find unappealing and oftentimes gross. But like most scavengers, they will eat anything that seems like food or at least something to chew on. This is why foreign body obstructions are a common […]

How to Avoid a Hair-Raising Halloween Pet Emergency

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays for children (of all ages) and fur kids, too. There’s nothing more fun than dressing up in adorable or spooky costumes and getting into the season with orange and black decor – the spookier the better! But nothing will ruin it faster than a Halloween pet emergency. […]

Great Health with Puppy and Kitten Wellness

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

There are several changes that occur in the first year of your pet’s life. This important time of physical and behavioral development relies on veterinary care, training and socialization, and the basics of nutrition and exercise. Puppy and kitten wellness includes the necessary components of well-being, from vaccines and boosters to deworming and diet. This […]

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Puppies and kittens are adorable, but when they are unwanted they are prone to disease, injuries, and homelessness. Animal shelters across the United States see a surge of unwanted animals and their young, especially during spring and summer. But regulating the pet population and decreasing the number of homeless and stray pets are only two […]

Too Hot to Trot: Protect Your Dog’s Paws This Summer

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Each summer, we see burns and injuries of dog paws and feet so be sure to protect your dog’s paws. If you have ever made the mistake of walking barefoot across asphalt in the summer, you know the kind of pain that comes from burns. Sidewalks, roadways, metal, and other surfaces that are exposed to […]

Pandemic Puppy Problems: Why Training and Socialization Are Critical

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Are you having pandemic puppy problems? If you are one of the millions of people to adopt a puppy during the pandemic, you know the struggles of socializing your puppy during COVID. After March 2020, our way of life changed dramatically. Things we took for granted, like having people in our homes, going out, were […]

Heartworm Testing: Why Your Dog Needs an Annual Check

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Heartworm disease in dogs is one of those things you know happens, but you believe it can’t happen to your pet. It’s a common disease (veterinarians diagnosed over 200,000 positive cases of canine heartworm disease last year). Yet many dogs go without important heartworm testing and monthly preventatives that can keep them safe. This is […]

Tick-Borne Diseases and Your Pet

Friday, March 26th, 2021

The arrival of spring sunshine and allergies also means the unwelcome arrival of ticks and tick-borne disease. While ticks and other parasites are present year-round, there are a lot more of them this time of year through autumn. If you and your pet are out and about in nature, educate yourself about the risk of […]

Pandemic and Pets: They Help Relieve Stress, But Not Always

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The pandemic and pets–the COVID pandemic saw 1/3 of American households adopt a new pet. If we were going to be home, we wanted a furry companion to keep us company. A recent study concluded that the majority of us with pets have been less stressed and healthier during the pandemic than those without pets. […]

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