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HO-HO-Oh NO! Holiday Pet Hazards to Avoid

Monday, December 21st, 2020

It’s that holly-jolly time of year again and time to think about potential holiday pet hazards! Everyone in the family wants to get in on the holiday fun, including your furry companions. Most loving pet owners want to include their pets in the festivities, but there are some things to be cautious of as you […]

Heart Disease Risk with Feeding Grain-Free

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

There’s a lot of controversy over pet food these days. With so many brands and so many options it can be very hard to pick one. Though the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) does monitor food to make sure it does contain what it is supposed to, pet food is not as closely […]

How to Prepare Your Pet for Boarding

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Everyone loves a good vacation! A great relaxing time with friends or family or both is always what the Doctor orders. But what about your pets? Sometimes, we can’t always take our furry friends everywhere we go and that’s ok. Some people elect to have someone come to their home or take their pets to […]

How to Clean Your Pet’s Teeth at Home

Friday, February 17th, 2017

As we discussed in previous articles, at home dental care is a huge part of making sure your pet is healthy. There are lots of products out there that claim to help with your pet’s teeth but which one is the best? Thankfully, amidst all the claims, there is a source that will tell you […]

Winter Safety Tips #2

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

More Winter Safety Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Winter: Collar and chip: Many pets become lost in winter because snow and ice can hide recognizable scents that might normally help your pet find his/her way back home. Make sure your pet has a well-fitting collar with up-to-date identification and contact information. A microchip […]

Winter Safety Tips #1

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Cold Weather Pet Safety Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it’s as […]

Thanksgiving Safety Tips Part #1

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Westarbor Animal Hospital wants to help keep your pets safe and happy this Holiday Season. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we need to take a moment to think about our furry friends. Sometimes, because we are so thankful for them, we like to spoil them. Thanksgiving lends the opportunity for mishaps to occur when […]