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Your Pet’s Heart Health

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Your pet’s heart health is important–just as our own is. Our pets love fiercely and without prejudice, so the least we can do in return is ensure that we help keep their hearts healthy and strong.  What can you do for your pet’s heart health? Westarbor Animal Hospital is here to help you keep your […]

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 […]

Itching for Relief: Allergies in Dogs Affect the Skin

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Allergies in dogs most often affect their skin. Human allergy symptoms primarily show up as sneezing and watery eyes, or digestive issues. Dogs can have those allergy symptoms too but most allergies show up in their skin. They itch, bite, rub their faces and torso, and cause hot spots and hair loss. And we hate […]

Importance of a Blood Test for Your Pet

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

You may wonder why your veterinarian recommends a blood test for your pet during their annual exam. Or, why we recommend blood work prior to a pet undergoing anesthesia. As a part of a comprehensive examination, blood tests play an essential role in understanding your pet’s overall health. These tests reveal important factors, including early […]

Bugged out! Why Pet Parasite Prevention is Essential

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Parasite Prevention Time It’s spring and the bugs are out in full force! Whether you’ve been combating mosquitoes or fighting the flies, this time of year ramps things up when it comes to the creepy-crawlies. For your pet, parasite prevention isn’t just a seasonal concern. In fact, parasites are active year-round due to our unpredictable […]