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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 [...]

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 [...]

Crazy Cat Conduct Clarified

Your cat’s actions can be confusing at times. While their behavior can be amusing, you would like to know what is behind it. The team at WesVet Animal Hospital can explain why your cat acts the way they do. #1: Why does my cat run around the house like their tail is on fire? Your [...]

Springtime Suffering: Allergies and Asthma In Pets

Do allergies plague you every year? If you experience sneezing, a runny nose, and watery, itchy eyes each spring during the height of the growing season, you know all about allergies. Pets also have allergies, although they appear differently, and can cause a host of skin issues. And, asthma can be triggered by springtime pollen, [...]

7 Tips for a Successful Relationship Between Kids and a New Dog

Are you thinking of adding a new dog to your family? Dogs can teach children empathy for other living things, help them stay active, and reduce stress and boredom. Although a four-legged family member means happy tail wags and face kisses, fostering a successful relationship between a new dog and kids requires careful planning. The [...]

The Horrors of Heartworm Disease: How You Can Protect Your Pet

Heartworm disease is a serious concern in Davidson County, with 1 in 50 dogs testing positive for heartworms. With highly effective parasite preventive products available, however, that high percentage could, and should, be much lower.  Fortunately, our WesVet Animal Hospital team is here to answer any questions you may have about heartworm disease and about [...]

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