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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 […]

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. […]

Cold Weather Aches: How to Care for Arthritis in Dogs

Monday, December 21st, 2020

You can help relieve the pain of arthritis in dogs. People with arthritis will agree that winter brings more aches and pains due to the cold weather. Senior dogs and those who have had orthopedic injuries also suffer the pain of cold weather aches. It’s unknown why cold has that effect on those with arthritis, […]

Is Your Dog Afraid of Fireworks?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Does your pet run for cover any time fireworks boom, sizzle, and clap? It’s heartbreaking to watch and attempt to comfort a dog afraid of fireworks. In some cases, the fear and stress associated with these sounds can trigger a dog to develop a more serious phobia.  Around Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve, […]

Lawn and Garden Chemicals and Plants Poisonous to Cats and Dogs

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

It’s almost time to open up the windows and doors and let the fresh air and smells of spring in. Springtime is one of the best times to attend to lawn and garden needs, planting new foliage and blooms, and enjoying spring yard work. Spring is also a tricky time for lawn and garden pet […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Wait? Get Your Pet Ready for Summer Travel

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Is your pet ready for summer travel? Summer is the best time for vacations and weekend trips for you and your four-legged friend. Grab the beach umbrella and sunscreen! Pack the suitcase and get set to go! If you’ve already made summer plans, have you also made plans to be sure that your pet is […]

Helping Shelter Pets at the Holidays

Friday, December 14th, 2018

These are great ways to help, but if you’re looking for a more unique approach to helping shelters and shelter pets this year, there are plenty of other options.