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How to Give Your Dog a Pill

When Dr. Charles D. Whitworth, DVM says, "Give your dog this pill twice a day," don't panic. It’s no secret that most pets hate taking pills. Many will even turn away in refusal. Using a few clever tactics will help you to overcome this problem. Hot Dogs Dogs typically go [...]

By |2018-12-04T21:15:46+00:00August 15th, 2018|Pet Wellness|Comments Off on How to Give Your Dog a Pill

Black Mold: Danger to Your Pet

Black Mold There are plenty of hidden dangers that can jeopardize your pet’s health. Black mold can be especially harmful to cats and dogs. Because long-term mold exposure is potentially fatal, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Use the following tips to help keep your friend safe. [...]

By |2018-12-05T18:56:11+00:00August 1st, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on Black Mold: Danger to Your Pet

Top 5 Ailments in Senior Cats (Age 7-10)

Caring for your senior cat should always remain a top priority. As your pet ages, you’ll need to take a few extra precautions to safeguard it against certain illnesses. Let’s take a look at the top five ailments found in senior cats. Kidney Disease A feline’s kidneys aren’t much different from [...]

By |2018-12-05T18:59:48+00:00July 31st, 2018|Pet Health Problems|Comments Off on Top 5 Ailments in Senior Cats (Age 7-10)

Safe Vacation Travel Tips For Your Pet

Helpful Travel Tips When you have an outing this season, you may want to take your pet along with you. After all, this member of your family needs fun and relaxation, too. There are some things to keep in mind when traveling with a pet, depending upon the type of [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:33:31+00:00July 16th, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on Safe Vacation Travel Tips For Your Pet

Hot Weather Strolls

What To Do, What Not To Do in Hot Weather Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and hot weather with your pet. Daily exercise is beneficial for your dog, but there are some safety issues to be aware of when taking that summer stroll [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:35:53+00:00June 30th, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on Hot Weather Strolls

June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

With June being Adopt-a-Cat Month, now is the perfect time to open up your home to a new pet. An orphaned animal will be more than happy to become a part of your family. You could develop a loving friendship that lasts for a lifetime. Here are some of the key [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:38:34+00:00June 15th, 2018|Pet Ownership|Comments Off on June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

The Health Consequences of Obesity in Your Dog

Has your dog been slowing down lately? Can you no longer rub your pet's belly and feel the ribs and spine because of excess weight he or she has put on? Obesity is a diagnostic condition of being overweight. Being obese means there is an excess accumulation and storage of fat [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:41:44+00:00May 31st, 2018|Pet Health Problems|Comments Off on The Health Consequences of Obesity in Your Dog

Cat Companions: Does your Cat Need a Friend?

Cats are notorious loners. Yet despite their reputation, many cats thrive in and desire companionship from other animals. Companions can provide mental and physical stimulation for cats allowing them to interact socially, promoting exercise, and providing a playmate. Often companions curb destructive behavior, and if the companion is another cat, they [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:45:21+00:00May 16th, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on Cat Companions: Does your Cat Need a Friend?

Your Pet’s Teeth Are a Big Deal

Proper dental care for your pet is just as significant as quality dental care for humans. In fact, brushing your pet’s teeth on a regular basis may prevent numerous dental issues like early tooth decay, gum disease and other problems. In addition, by regularly brushing your pet’s teeth you will be [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:47:32+00:00April 30th, 2018|Pet Dental Care|Comments Off on Your Pet’s Teeth Are a Big Deal

Fire Ants Are No Sunday Picnic For Pets

When Fire Ants Attack - Your Pet’s Wellness is Important to Whitworth Animal Clinic Since their introduction from South America, fire ants have become a serious nuisance throughout the southeastern United States. Along with their ability to wreak havoc on crops, they also pose a threat to both [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:51:55+00:00April 16th, 2018|Pet Health Problems|Comments Off on Fire Ants Are No Sunday Picnic For Pets