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Does Your Dog Have Fleas? How Fleas and Worms Work Hand in Hand

Does your dog have fleas? Now that the weather is warmer, pet owners are already contacting the staff at Whitworth Animal Clinic to talk about fleas. Fleas commonly come out in the early springtime, especially once the temperature at night stays steadily in the 40s and 50s. Though these pests can [...]

By |2020-07-08T18:59:24+00:00June 1st, 2020|Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|Comments Off on Does Your Dog Have Fleas? How Fleas and Worms Work Hand in Hand

Signs Your Pet Has Arthritis

Signs  your pet has arthritis (Osteorthritis) can happen to any dog, especially when they age.  Most pet owners can remember the early days, when their beloved dog or cat was full of energy, vitality, and curiosity. Many wondered if their pet would ever settle down, and even looked forward to getting [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:24:47+00:00May 30th, 2020|Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness|Comments Off on Signs Your Pet Has Arthritis

Traveling With Your Pet – Road Trip!

Traveling With Your Pet Are you planning a road trip this fall, camping maybe, visiting friends, or just a weekend excursion to admire fall foliage, and intend to bring your pet along for the journey? It takes extra preparation to make traveling with a pet safe and enjoyable, especially for overnight [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:04:11+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Pet Behavior|Comments Off on Traveling With Your Pet – Road Trip!

Cat Obesity Can Harm Your Pet’s Health

Cat obesity and human obesity is a real problem in America. Unfortunately, they often live in the same household! People who overeat often tend to over feed their pets. Overweight cats face serious health risks, lower quality of life and perhaps even a feline form of depression. Domestic cats have lives [...]

By |2020-05-07T18:04:57+00:00April 28th, 2020|Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|Comments Off on Cat Obesity Can Harm Your Pet’s Health

Pets and Parasites

Your Pets and Intestinal Parasites Pets and parasites can make most people cringe.  No one wants their dog or cat to have or potentially suffer from harmful parasites. Warmer weather brings nasty little parasites in the form of hookworms to the surface of the soil. Eggs are ingested through the skin [...]

By |2020-05-07T18:40:15+00:00April 18th, 2020|Pet Health Problems|Comments Off on Pets and Parasites

Can Pets Contract Coronavirus

Can Our Pets Contract Coronavirus? With COVID-19 spreading across our nation, many pet owners are wondering if their pets can contract coronavirus. After all, when social media is full of images of dogs and cats wearing facemasks, it calls attention to the possibility. As well, there is concern about whether the [...]

By |2020-04-07T18:30:17+00:00April 7th, 2020|Pet Health Problems, Preventative Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Quality Pet Boarding

Pet Boarding Quality pet boarding can be frustrating if you don't know about Whitworth Animal Clinic. With spring and summer right around the corner, so are family trips and vacations.  with No worries! Stress problems solved when you bring your pet to Whitworth pet boarding in Madison, AL. Dr. Whitworth and [...]

By |2020-03-03T22:17:26+00:00February 28th, 2020|Pet Boarding|Comments Off on Quality Pet Boarding

Lyme Disease Transmitted by Pets

Pets and Lyme Disease Spring is almost here,  which means you and your pets will be enjoying lots of outdoor activities! Unfortunately, with higher outdoor activity comes the potential for exposure to outdoor diseases. Did you know that Lyme Disease is the most common tick-born disease found in North America? This [...]

By |2020-03-03T21:40:09+00:00February 9th, 2020|Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|Comments Off on Lyme Disease Transmitted by Pets

Pet Dental Tips

Pet Dental Tips Pet dental tips include regular brushing with a dog-specific toothbrush and toothpaste, and so do certain toys and treats that are formulated to reduce bacteria in your pet's mouth. The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) emphasizes the importance of between-checkup home pet dental care for your pet’s comfort [...]

By |2020-02-04T20:03:10+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Pet Dental Care, Preventative Pet Health Care|Comments Off on Pet Dental Tips

Feline Asthma Symptoms

Feline asthma symptoms are very similar to human asthma symptoms. It is a chronic inflammation of the small passageways of a cat’s lungs. Many folks are unaware that human beings are not the only species that are susceptible to asthma. In fact, feline asthma is a serious concern for many cat [...]

By |2020-02-04T19:33:44+00:00January 17th, 2020|Allergies|Comments Off on Feline Asthma Symptoms