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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

Pet Allergies: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Does your pet suffer from allergies? When pets begin to itch and scratch, some owners are quick to blame fleas. However, these blood-sucking insects are not always the culprits. The irritation could also point to another type of allergic condition. Let’s examine the most common pet allergies. Environmental Allergies A lot [...]

By |2018-12-05T21:06:04+00:00March 30th, 2018|Pet Wellness|Comments Off on Pet Allergies: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

There’s an App for That: Animal Poison Control

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 [...]

By |2018-12-05T21:08:28+00:00March 16th, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on There’s an App for That: Animal Poison Control

How Can I Cut Down on Pet Shedding?

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 [...]

By |2018-12-05T21:14:03+00:00February 28th, 2018|Pet Ownership|Comments Off on How Can I Cut Down on Pet Shedding?

Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

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 [...]

By |2018-12-05T21:16:50+00:00February 14th, 2018|Pet Ownership|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Pet Ownership