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How to Help a Timid Rescue Dog

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

How can you help a timid rescue dog? As animal lovers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to see a dog in need without offering a helping hand. When a dog is feeling scared, it is important to avoid forcing him to do anything he does not want to do. Rescue dogs are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Do you know how to clean your dog’s ears? Many dogs need help keeping their ears clean. Cleaning your dog’s ears is a great way to keep them healthy and can be an easy part of their normal at home grooming. There are a few things to know before you set out to clean those […]

Veterinary Payment Options When You Can’t Afford Pet Care

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

What are your veterinary payment options when you can’t afford pet care? Through COVID-19 layoffs and the stay at home order, many of us are tightening our budgets. It’s understandable to try to find ways to make ends meet, from gas and food expenses to healthcare and veterinary services. As loving pet owners, it can […]

Pet Dental Cleaning Goes Way Beyond Just Clean Teeth

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

If your pet is over the age of three, it’s likely they will have some form of dental disease. Periodontal disease is far too common among cats and dogs, and generally due to the fact that most pet owners pay very little attention to dental care. If your veterinarian suggested pet dental cleaning under anesthesia, […]

Winter Activities for Pets

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Pets need daily exercise throughout the year, but we understand that winter and the holidays can put a damper on this important need. Your friends at Westarbor Animal Hospital are here with some of our favorite winter activities for pets. And, some of them can even benefit you! After the holidays, most of us are […]

Avoiding the Ouch: How to Recognize and Treat Pain in Pets

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Our pets are expressive, especially when they tell us they love us with a simple purr or by laying their heads on our laps. But when it comes to pain in pets, their cues may be hard to detect. It’s hard to think that our pets are in pain, but pet pain is not uncommon […]