Pet Wellness

Geriatric Care for Our Aging Pets

By |2022-01-04T21:40:09+00:00November 29th, 2021|Aging Pets, Pet Wellness|

Aging Pets Need Special Care Most all pet owners agree that no matter the age, our furry friends will always be our babies. As they age, it is our responsibility to make sure that they get the care needed to thrive in their senior years. It is no secret that pets [...]

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Cats Can Get Arthritis

By |2021-09-06T18:25:16+00:00August 22nd, 2021|Arthritis, Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness|

Causes of Cat Arthritis Cats can get arthritis just like many dogs do. Some of the common causes that increase a cat's risk of arthritis are: Wear and tear on joints as your cat becomes older. Injuries from a joint fracture or joint injury. Obesity can cause the arthritis to become [...]

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Do You Have a Fat Cat?

By |2021-09-06T16:44:34+00:00August 17th, 2021|Pet Wellness|

Overweight Pets The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reports that in 2018: An estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States were overweight or obese. It seems like you’re showing love when handing out treats on multiple occasions throughout the day. By doing so may actually increase [...]

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Is Your Pet Protected From Heartworm?

By |2021-05-05T18:32:24+00:00March 30th, 2021|Pet Health Problems, Pet Wellness, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Heartworm in Dogs When it comes to preventive care for our pets there is one serious, common disease that can be prevented,  or if detected early it can be treated successfully. The mere thought of it makes most of us queasy, but if a pet is infected it can result in [...]

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Spaying or Neutering Pets

By |2021-01-12T18:08:32+00:00December 26th, 2020|Pet Welfare, Pet Wellness|

Spaying or neutering pets provide many health benefits for your dogs and cats, We all know that a spayed or neutered cat or dog cannot reproduce and add unwanted, homeless animals to the animal population. The number of homeless animals euthanized each year is staggering. In most cases these numbers could [...]

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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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