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What You Should Know About Heartworm in Dogs

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Heartworm disease is something that most dog owners think will never happen to their dog until the unlikely happens. Heartworm is carried by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are most prevalent from spring through fall, but they continue to be active throughout the year. Dogs are more susceptible to the disease, though it has been on the increase […]

It’s Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

It’s National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week! Technicians do so much for our furry friends and humans alike. They are at the heart of veterinary medicine and an integral part of the veterinary team. The veterinary team relies on every member to do their part to make your visit and your pet’s visit as wonderful as […]

New DVM at Westarbor!!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Big news at Westarbor! We are thrilled to announce Dr.Rachel Whitesell has joined the Westarbor Team. Dr. Whitesell is an MSU graduate. She has practiced at Gilbraltar and Easthaven Animal Hospitals. Dr. Whitesell was drawn to Westarbor’s family atmosphere and great reputation. She loves both dogs and cats. She has a 12 year old mixed […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

70 million nice dogs…but any dog can bite National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2016 are May 15-21. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people […]

Heartworm Prevention! It is a must!!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

No Bones About It: Reasons Not to Give Your Dog Bones

Friday, February 5th, 2016

  You’ve just finished a big weekend family dinner and you are wondering what to do with the bones from the ham and roast, when in trots your big black Labrador Retriever. It’s hard to resist those longing, puppy-dog eyes. Your veterinarian has told you it’s a bad idea to give bones to your dog, […]

August 22 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day!!!!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet day. Even though cats outnumber dogs as the most popular pet, they aren’t getting seen by veterinarians as often as dogs. This day is a good reminder to make that long overdue appointment for your cat’s yearly wellness exam. You know what they say about […]

Reviews are in – Puppy classes are a hit!!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Our puppy classes are huge success.  We are thrilled to offer these classes. ** “Christy was great!  We recognized how easy our dogs (Ozzie & LuLu) are to train.  Target training was a unique for us”        Dr. Beer **  “Really a worthwhile time!  Very grateful to have this opportunity”                   Julie Beer **  “I enjoyed taking […]

Westarbor offers Puppy Classes

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Puppy training classes are here!  Westarbor is offering classes based on positive reinforcement techniques only, and utilize the science of clicker training.   Classes work on building social skills for  your pet through group puppy play and positive interactions with other dogs and people.  Basic behaviors cues are taught such as sit, down, stay, come, leave […]

Zetty Magers likes her teeth brushed!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

February is an important month to Westarbor.  It is Pet Dental Health Month.  Its nice that Zetty enjoys her tooth brushing. THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR OUR PETS: Does your pet have bad breath? Most pets do and the mistake we, as pet owners, make is to believe that that is normal, when […]