Pet Wellness

Animal Remembrance Month

By |2020-09-09T19:34:35+00:00September 1st, 2020|Pet Behavior, Pet Wellness|

September is Animal Remembrance Month Every month we celebrate some kind of pet “awareness” topic. September is a little well known but particularly touching theme - World Animal Remembrance Month. It is a time to remember, respect, and honor the memory of all animals. It gives us humans an opportunity to [...]

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

By |2020-07-08T18:59:24+00:00June 1st, 2020|Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|

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 [...]

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Signs Your Pet Has Arthritis

By |2020-06-08T21:24:47+00:00May 30th, 2020|Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness|

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 [...]

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Cat Obesity Can Harm Your Pet’s Health

By |2020-05-07T18:04:57+00:00April 28th, 2020|Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|

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 [...]

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Lyme Disease Transmitted by Pets

By |2020-03-03T21:40:09+00:00February 9th, 2020|Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|

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 [...]

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Heartworm Prevention in the Winter

By |2020-01-06T16:43:31+00:00December 30th, 2019|Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Heartworm Prevention Heartworm prevention in the winter can sometimes be as important as in warm weather. Heartworm medicine works by killing the parasites that your pet picked up the previous month. If you stop giving it in the fall or early winter, the parasites might remain and cause an infection. Plus, [...]

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The Importance of Vaccinations

By |2019-05-13T19:20:32+00:00April 30th, 2019|Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Most pet owners show their furry friends love by purchasing plenty of toys, nutritious food, treats, a warm bed and much more. Another way to show your pet just how much you love them is to vaccinate and immunize on a scheduled basis for optimal health. The proper vaccinations will keep [...]