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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 […]

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 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 […]

When An Adopted Pet Isn’t a Good Fit

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

There is nothing as disappointing, and even devastating, than when you adopt a wonderful pet only to determine that it isn’t a match. That initial excitement when you bring a new furry one home can sometimes run into a heavy dose of reality. There are many instances when pet adoption doesn’t work out and for […]

That Beautiful Smile: Observing Pet Dental Health Month

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

February is Pet Dental Health Month. The health and quality of your pet’s teeth may be low on your list of priorities, but you may be surprised how important it is. Good dental health helps prevent disease; not only of the mouth and teeth but also of the major systems of your pet’s body like […]

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 […]

Keeping the Happy in the Holidays with Winter Holiday Pet Safety

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Winter brings with it many holidays and obligations. It’s easy for us – and our pets – to be in a constant frenzy. From shopping to decorating, travel to hosting parties, it seems the season has no end. In the midst of the razzle-dazzle, your pet may have one too many chances to get into […]

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 […]