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If you’re a pet owner, be sure to download the app for Animal Poison Control. It may one day save your friend’s life. Believe it or not, even tasty treats from your cabinet can put a pet’s life in serious danger. Here are some of the potential dangers that may lurk in and out of […]

Shedding is an animal’s natural process of losing old or dead hair. Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to shedding than others, but most pets lose hair. Some dogs, particularly dogs who are kept indoors most of the time, tend to shed the same amount throughout the year, while other breeds develop a thick […]

Most people consider their pet to be a friend for life. However, pets offer more than just great companionship. They can also help boost your health. Dr. Charles Whitworth urges you to make pets a part of your life. Here are some of the top health benefits of pet ownership. Less Stress As you may […]

Understandably, many people consider their pet to be a beloved family member. Like a child, pets demand a great deal of care and attention. You must be willing to make a serious commitment to their well-being. Here are some of the most important aspects of responsible pet ownership. Microchipping Trying to track down a lost […]

Pets need to become accustomed to being around people and other animals as early as possible. You definitely don’t want your pet to develop a cold personality. Friendly pets tend to be far happier and more enjoyable to be around. Here are some tips for socializing your new kitten or puppy. Socializing Kittens Kittens are […]

A cat’s curious nature and funny antics make it an ideal pet for any family. Even single people find cats to be amazing companions. Here are a few cat books that Whitworth Animal Clinic encourages you to put on your reading list. Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss will […]

For many people, nothing beats spending the holidays with their family and friends. If you are a dog owner, your pooch will also be around to help boost your spirits. Here are a few dog movies that Whitworth Animal Clinic urges you to view this holiday season. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown […]

Did you know that pet owners are much more likely to bring their dogs to the vet than their cats? Yet cats have just as many potential health problems as dogs, and there’s no doubt that cats are just as loved by their owners as dogs are. Cats just have a way of appearing self-sufficient. […]

Whether you are a new dog owner or you have raised several types of puppies, the term “socialization” will eventually come up in your circle of friends. Although the term is unfamiliar to some, it is a “must know” when it comes to having a well-behaved and happy adult. What is Socialization? Socialization of a […]

Canine distemper is a virus that your dog can catch from another dog in a number of different ways. Some of the circumstances that may lead your pet to contract canine distemper include: If your dog shows the following signs of canine distemper, it’s urgent that you see your Madison or north Alabama veterinarian immediately. It’s important […]