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5 Dog Park Safety Tips

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Dog parks offer a unique opportunity to let your dog socialize, run free, and get some exercise. If you want to start taking your pup to the dog park, there are a few safety measures to keep in mind to ensure everyone has a fun (and safe) experience. Here are Westarbor Animal Hopsital’s top dog […]

Should I Get a Second Dog for My Dog?

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Does my dog need a second dog as a friend? Friendship is the spice of life and provides comfort, companionship, and fun. You may have wondered if your dog also longs for a BFF.  The team at Westarbor Animal Hospital gets the question of whether dogs need to have companions. There are several factors that […]

Is My Dog Suffering from Seasonal Allergies?

Friday, March 18th, 2022

If you’ve ever suffered from seasonal allergies, you know how uncomfortable a change in weather can be. Humans often suffer with watery eyes, stuffy noses, and head congestion that makes it hard to focus on even the simplest tasks.Your dog may be just as prone to suffering from these pesky seasonal allergies as you are. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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