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5 Tips To Take Control of Your Pet’s Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and there’s no better way to show your pet some love than by maintaining their dental health. While your pet’s teeth are probably not high on the list of health conditions you worry about, they should be—most pets older than 3 years of age have some degree of [...]

Remedies for 5 Common Puppy Behavioral Problems

Puppies need guidance and boundaries to behave in an acceptable manner, and if you don’t address these needs through training, they likely will not become well-mannered and well-adjusted adult dogs. Our team at WesVet Animal Hospital wants to help by offering remedies to address five common puppy behavioral problems. Prevent your puppy from chewing destructively [...]

4 Common Blood Work Tests for Pets

Pets need blood work for various reasons, including routine wellness screenings, before undergoing general anesthesia, and when they are feeling unwell. These results can be confusing if you don’t understand them. Our team at WesVet Animal Hospital wants to provide information about some common tests your pet may need, and to explain how to interpret [...]

Ultimate Pet Insurance Guide

Pet insurance acts as a health insurance policy for your pet, providing financial coverage for the unexpected. Coverage level, premium, deductible, limits, and exclusions vary across policies, making pet insurance highly customizable, yet confusing. Your WesVet Animal Hospital team has assembled a comprehensive pet insurance guide to help you make the best choice for your [...]

The Holiday Pet Hazard Countdown

The team at WesVet Animal Hospital believes nothing says “holiday” like a countdown, so we present the top 12 pet holiday hazards to look out for this season:  #12: Hang the stockings with care—small toys, candy, and pets Hang stuffed stockings where pets can’t reach. Candy wrappers and small toys are choking hazards, or can [...]

Preventing Common Puppy Problem Behaviors

Puppies can be a handful, and while some seem to fit in and naturally understand your expectations, others see the world as their playground. No matter your puppy type, patience, consistency, a sense of humor, a gentle hand, and this guide from WesVet Animal Hospital are key to surviving puppyhood.  Understanding your puppy and setting [...]

Separating Fact from Fiction—Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety begins innocently enough—a little whining when you leave, an overly enthusiastic reunion—but such anxiety can become a disruptive and potentially dangerous situation that negatively affects the pet-owner relationship. Separation anxiety’s subtle appearance is easy to ignore or misinterpret, and frequently leads to misunderstandings about its cause and treatment. To help dogs—and their owners—break [...]

Tiny Teeth, Big Opportunity—Dental Care For Puppies

Ah, puppy teeth! Nothing quite ruins an idyllic moment with a snuggly puppy like the sting of four tiny needles in your arm. Fortunately for them, puppies are cute, and we’re happy to forgive these minor, painful indiscretions. Although you may have difficulty imagining a time when your puppy’s sharp teeth will be replaced by [...]

7 Expert Tips to Medicate Your Pet

If you sustained war wounds the last time you tried to medicate your pet, you know the process can be frustrating and stressful. Many uncooperative pets make medicating them extremely challenging, so our team at WesVet Animal Hospital would like to provide expert tips, to help ease the process. #1: Stay calm when medicating your [...]

10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Puppy

Adopting a puppy is a huge responsibility, and spaying or neutering them should be a top priority on your to-do list. Spaying refers to removing the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus from a female (i.e., an ovariohysterectomy), while neutering involves removing the testes from a male (i.e., an orchiectomy). Our team at WesVet Animal Hospital [...]

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