Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Tips
So, you’ve found a tick on your pet—how do you deal with it? While it’s important to get these little suckers off quickly, ASPCA veterinarians advise that you stay calm and don’t rush it. Moving too fast when removing a tick could potentially create more problems, both for your pet and for you. Continue Reading….
Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Tips
Q. Do dogs know how to swim naturally? If not, how can I teach my dog? She’s a Border Collie mix, and she gets very hot when I take her to the lake with us. Continue Reading….
Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Tips
You know it’s good for you. You know that exercise can give you energy, help you maintain a healthy weight, keep your muscles and joints flexible, help you live longer, and above all, make you feel better. For all the same reasons, your pets need to get up and get moving. Not only can exercise […]
Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in News
When I tell people I’ve been reading a book about the history of rabies, their reaction was all about the vaccine, not the disease. That’s because for most people in developed countries, rabies seems like something that people die of in faraway places, or something we vaccinate our pets against — not something we worry […]
Posted on May 24, 2013 in Tips
It happens to 4.7 million Americans each year: dog bites. National Dog Bite Prevention Week runs through Saturday, and the American Veterinary Medical Association is helping spread the word on how…. Continue Reading…..
Posted on May 24, 2013 in News
From all of us at WVMC we wish you a safe and Happy Memorial Day!!
Posted on May 14, 2013 in Blog
Hello, world! Your furry feline friend is ready to explore. His adventurous nature can be a lot of fun — and it can also get him into trouble. He has some pretty intense kitty boot camp and socialization lessons to learn from his mother and siblings. Continue Reading……
Posted on May 14, 2013 in News
Predictions of Lyme disease are especially high this year, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council’s (CAPC) annual forecast. Although the disease may be slightly higher throughout the U.S., predictions are especially high in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, the upper Midwest and isolated areas of the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading…..
Posted on May 8, 2013 in Tips
The Mighty Flea Beware: Though a flea is puny, its effects on pets and people can be mighty. Learn more about their bad habits and health consequences–and why you should talk to your veterinarian about keeping your pet flea-free all year long. Fleas are one of the most troublesome problems that can afflict pets and […]
Posted on May 4, 2013 in Tips
Denver resident Susan Kohut loves hiking Colorado trails with her 3 ½-year-old Great Dane, Floyd. But since he weighs 160 pounds and his black fur attracts heat, she is careful to make sure he avoids overheating. “I saw him once after a long, long walk. He found a cool spot to lie in and was […]
Senior Pet Care- WVMC COUPON OF THE MONTH Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever before. However with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior pets. As pets reach the golden years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they […]
Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Tips
What can I do to keep my two dogs from constantly chasing the cat? A: Although there are countless households with dogs and cats who can live in harmony, mixing the two species can sometimes cause discord and stress for everyone in the home — people included. Continue Reading……