Preventative Pet Health Care

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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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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Can Pets Contract Coronavirus

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

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 [...]

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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Pet Dental Tips

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

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 [...]

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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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Cold Weather Care for Your Pets

By |2020-01-06T16:10:00+00:00December 6th, 2019|Preventative Pet Health Care|

Pet Health in Winter Cold weather care for your pets is a lot about common sense, but it's always good to have a friendly reminder. Winter weather in the south can be somewhat of a challenge. One day it may reach the 70's and then the next night it drops below [...]

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Dogs and Chocolate

By |2020-01-06T16:12:25+00:00November 30th, 2019|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Dogs and chocolate don’t go together but that doesn’t mean they won’t eat it if found. Chocolate is toxic to dogs. With the holidays underway, it’s important to keep your dog’s away from any chocolate you have in the house. Sometimes a wrapped gift under the tree can be hidden danger [...]

Macadamia Nut Poisoning in Dogs

By |2019-11-07T19:48:39+00:00October 4th, 2019|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Macadamia nut poisoning in dogs have symptoms of vomiting, ataxia, weakness, tremors, fever,  hypothermia, and depression. Some cases are mild and typically non-fatal, showing only a few symptoms, and resolve themselves within 48 hours. However, there are serious cases involving constant shaking, high fever, and an inability to walk. If you [...]