Preventative Pet Health Care

Pet Poison Prevention Awareness

By |2022-03-08T20:47:27+00:00February 25th, 2022|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

When it comes to pet safety and poisonous substances, pet owners should think of their pets in the same way they would a toddler. Everything that is dangerous that they can chew, lick, spill or touch should be kept securely out-of-reach. Each year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center manages more [...]

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Dog Biting

By |2022-03-08T21:08:12+00:00February 20th, 2022|Pet Behavior, Preventative Pet Health Care|

We all love our furry four legged friends and treat them like our own children; however, there are canine behavioral traits that every responsible pet owner needs to be aware of. By nature, the vast majority of dogs in American households (70 million) tend to be properly trained and socialized; however, [...]

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Pet Fire Safety and Unexpected Emergencies

By |2021-08-02T20:52:29+00:00July 15th, 2021|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15, 2021. Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association estimate that over 500,000 pets are impacted in home fires each year, with about 1,000 fires actually started by the pets accidentally. Jointly, the American Kennel Club® and ADT Security Services are committed to spread [...]

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Dog Heat Stress

By |2021-06-06T19:29:14+00:00May 30th, 2021|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Dog heat stress chances increase as the summer heat sets in. Imagine yourself wearing a thick fur coat in the middle of July, standing outside in the sun in the middle of the day. That’s what it feels like to a dog, which is generally heat-intolerant. Using common-sense can help prevent [...]

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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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Make the Holiday Season Safe For Your Pet

By |2020-12-08T19:21:30+00:00November 29th, 2020|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet Safety for pets is an on-going concern for pet owners. However, during the holidays there are even more temptations that can affect their health. Although we think of fall as the start of the holiday season during which foliage changes and homes are decorated for [...]

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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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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 [...]