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Dogs are the healthiest and happiest when they get the right amount of exercise. Walking with your dog also helps maintain a good bond and reinforces you as the leader. As a matter of fact, the renowned Cesar’s Way states that by walking in front of your dog you show that you are seen as the pack […]

When choosing the right dog for you, there are many factors to consider before making a permanent decision. In fact, selecting the right breed is just as an important as deciding to have a dog in your life. It is actually a major decision that needs plenty of thought and consideration. You need to weigh […]

It really does stand to reason why most people feel dogs are not intelligent. After all, dogs eagerly drink out of the toilet and consume rubbish out of the trash. However, recent studies have shown that dogs are much smarter than your think. Heightened Domesticated Senses Although, the common dog could not last in the […]

Unlike dogs, cats are not as trusting and as affectionate. In truth, you cannot make a cat to do anything they do not want to do. And when it comes to going to the vet, it can be quite a challenge for pet owners. However, there are numerous ways to reduce your cat’s anxiety when […]

Author Kristan Higgins once said: “When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” Those of you who own dogs both big and small in Madison, AL or the surrounding areas of north Alabama understand this all too well. These gentle, amazing creatures […]

There are numerous reasons why a dog licks your face. The biggest reason is for communication. A dog also licks when grooming and eating. Now the reason why a dog licks your face is quite apparent. However, the health issues involved remain unclear for numerous people. In truth, many believe that dog licks are just […]

Unfortunately, your pet cannot always let you know that it is suffering from chronic pain. In fact, quite often your pet’s pain goes unnoticed until it becomes chronic. In the meantime, the animal has probably suffered immensely. As humans, it is our responsibility to look for pain symptoms in your pet. Being able to be […]

When you hear someone say, “Sit. Stay. Come. Good Girl or That’s a Boy”, do you automatically assume someone is giving commands to a dog? Most people, including cat owners, don’t really consider training a cat to respond to commands the same way that dogs do. You don’t need to house train them and leash […]

Happy New Year from Whitworth Animal Clinic! Are you ready for the New Year? Resolutions are a great way to start off a fresh new year, and many of the same resolutions you make for yourself and your family – eating better, getting more exercise, taking time enjoying life – are appropriate for your four […]

Is any exposed part of your body a target for a licking marathon by your dog? Many dogs seem so intent on licking your face, neck, arms, legs, hands and the favorite – feet and toes – that we may begin to question our hygiene. Some get you in a paw grip and won’t let […]