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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 [...]

Taking Their Business Elsewhere—Cat Litter Box Problems

Is your cat bitter about their litter?  Cat owners are often frustrated and perplexed by sudden changes in their cat’s litter box behavior. How can a once-meticulous cat start treating the entire home like a public restroom? Inappropriate urination in cats is often because of various health and behavior issues. Here are three common scenarios [...]

Little Puppy, Big World—Successful Socialization

A puppy’s innate curiosity is charming, but can be temporary. Puppies go through several fear periods that may damage their confidence, and make them shy or aggressive. Take advantage of their early curiosity to create positive experiences with new things. Each positive encounter will make your puppy a happier and healthier adult. To help you [...]

Shots In Furry Arms—Vaccines Are Important For Pets, Too

You cannot protect your pet from every hazard, but keeping their vaccinations up-to-date can safeguard them against many contagious diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and our team at WesVet Animal Hospital wants to ensure you know why vaccines are crucial for your pet’s wellbeing. Core vaccinations for dogs Vaccinations that are recommended for [...]

Why Parasite Prevention is Important for Every Pet All Year Long

You know that parasite prevention is important, but you may not realize the extent that these creatures can affect your vulnerable pet. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can cause problematic skin conditions, infection by internal parasites, and debilitating diseases. Our team at WesVet Animal Hospital wants to answer some common questions to explain why every pet [...]

When Sharing Isn’t Caring—Zoonotic Diseases And Your Pet

Owners love sharing with their pets—the couch, the bed, outdoor activities, and sometimes a bite of food. Pets share too, through their affection, toys, and occasionally a special prize left on the doorstep. However, they may have a giving heart, but their gifts of dead mice or moles are seldom appreciated.  Diseases that pets can [...]

A Puppy’s Best Shot: Puppy Vaccines

Puppies are adorable. Soft and sweet at first, and then gangly and goofy. We laugh about the “rubbery” nature of many puppies, who seem to bounce back after wild behavior. At WesVet Animal Hospital, we love every puppyhood stage, and want your puppy safe at each stage. We may not be able to keep them [...]

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