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Category Archives: Pet Wellness

Healthier Treat Alternatives Dog owners enjoy giving their beloved pets treats for many different reasons. Some use treats as training incentives. People may feel compelled to give a treat to canine companions when they feel inclined to indulge. However, while there is nothing wrong with rewarding a pet, the type of snack chosen may not […]

What do you think of when someone mentions that their pet has arthritis? Most people will assume they are talking about hip problems usually associated with a number of large breed dogs. And it’s true, many large breed dogs develop very obvious symptoms of hip dysplasia or other joint issues, such as favoring a leg, […]

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 […]

Most all pet owners agree that no matter the age, our furry friends will always be our babies. As they age, it is our responsibility to make sure that they get the care needed to thrive in their senior years. It is no secret that pets are living longer lives as a result of improved […]

Whitworth Animal Clinic is joining cat lovers and animal health & welfare organizations nationwide to celebrate and spoil our furry feline companions during the month of September 2015. To show dedication and unconditional love to cats everywhere, owners can take advantage of new, creative approaches to entertain, pamper, and maintain optimal health all year long. […]

In our society, there is a huge emphasis on weight and all that goes with it. Attaining and maintaining a weight within the range recommended for your age/height range promotes a healthier life in every aspect. Unfortunately, the detrimental effects of obesity are not limited to humans – pets suffer similar risks for health impacts […]

Should Dogs and Cats Eat Grain? It’s hard for most of us to imagine that our fluffy pets evolved from large, aggressive, savage predators prowling the forests and open plains of long ago to become the docile “best friends” that we share our lives with today. Dogs most likely resembled giant wolves and cats had […]

We all know the power of a hug and how it makes us feel inside. Affection from a cat is very special because it indicates that your pet feels safe and loved – you are best friends! To honor this special bond between cat owners and their furry friends, June 4th has been declared National […]

When it comes to preventive care for our pets there is one serious, common disease that can be prevented,  or if detected early it can be treated successfully. The mere thought of it makes most of us queasy, but if a pet is infected it can result in a struggle to survive. Heartworm disease is a serious and […]

We all know that a spayed or neutered cat or dog cannot reproduce and add unwanted, homeless animals to the animal population. The number of homeless animals euthanized each year is staggering. In most cases these numbers could easily be lowered if spaying and neutering was more widely practiced. February is National Spay and Neuter […]