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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 […]

For a pet owner, nothing is more heartbreaking than having to say goodbye to their loving companion. It is an emotional event that can impact your entire family. Here are some tips to help you overcome the loss of a pet. Remember the Good Times While it is perfectly normal to feel sorrow, don’t allow […]

The recent dog flu outbreak has definitely caused some concern for a lot of local pet owners. It is a highly contagious virus that has now been reported in a number of different states. This means that all dogs are at risk. Here are some valuable tips to help keep your own dog safe from […]

Kennel cough is a common respiratory disease that can easily spread from one dog to the next. Although most dogs recover from kennel cough in a week or so, complications can also arise from this widespread infection. Pneumonia is by far one of the most dangerous ailments that can stem from kennel cough. You must […]

Don’t allow your dog to become a lazy couch potato that only wants to eat and sleep. Not only do active dogs live longer, but they also tend to be happier pets. Let’s examine the ways that exercise can benefit dog owners. A more peaceful home If you live with a canine that constantly barks, […]