Archives: General Health

  • Does Your Dog Need Heartworm Prevention?

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    Did you know?? In 2018 West Greenwich Animal Hospital treated 7 dogs for Heartworm Disease!! Heartworm disease is a real issue that we would like our clients to know about. Due to the shift in our climate, our winters are sometimes mild. Warmer temperatures can cause mosquitoes to defrost and come out of hiding.  Regardless if your dog is a couch potato or your running partner, we highly recommend that you give your dog heartworm … Read More »

  • A Guide to Canine Fitness

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    At last, 2019 is finally here and with a new year comes a New Year’s resolution. Often, we decide to make a new year a healthier one. As veterinary professionals, might we suggest that you go on this journey for a fitter life with your dog? As stated in a previous blog, over half of our nation’s dogs are overweight. Obesity puts pets at risk for developing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, kidney and … Read More »

  • A Very Merry West Greenwich Animal Hospital!

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    ‘Twas the day before Christmas at the Animal Hospital We were rushing to get ready for anything possible.   Christmas trees glowing with holiday lights, Toppled over in the middle of the night. You run in the room and can’t believe what you’ve found, Ornaments and tinsel tossed all around. Your cat in the middle eating with delight, In the days coming will sure give you a fright.   Lilies and Holly and Mistletoe, Holiday … Read More »

  • Hit by Ticks?

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    Living in rural New England, our canine and feline friends are consistently being exposed to ticks and without the application of a reputable flea/tick preventive they may end up having these pests latch onto them for a meal. Even if your furry family member only goes out into your back yard, you will put them at risk if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect them. In this article, we will discuss different types … Read More »

  • Keep Pets Safe This Halloween

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    Most animal lovers already know that chocolate can be toxic to pets, but we are here to tell you that Halloween can bring many other dangers to your furry family member.           So, Witch Halloween hazards should pet parents be concerned about? WGAH has compiled a list of potential dangers that may cause your pet an emergency trip to the vet this Halloween night.   Chocolate is toxic to pets so … Read More »

  • 5 Health Benefits of Owning Pets

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    Pets provide years of unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship. Did you know that owning a pet can also improve your personal health? There are multiple ways that pets are good for us, both physically and mentally! Learn more below from your veterinarian. Lowered Stress Levels Did you know that people who own pets tend to be less stressed than those who don’t? This may be because of pets’ unique capacity for constant, unwavering companionship—the value … Read More »

  • Does Your Dog Need to Lose Weight?

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    The United States pet obesity rate is rising and we owe it to our furry family members to educate ourselves on proper feeding techniques to keep them healthy. According to the latest veterinary surveys, over half  of our nation’s dogs are overweight. Obesity puts pets at risk for developing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, kidney and heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. Read on to find out how to begin properly managing your dog’s weight: … Read More »

  • Hyperthermia in Pets

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    Hyperthermia in Pets (Heatstroke) You may have seen articles in the media of pets in a hot car being rescued by local law enforcement. In these posts, law enforcement is trying to prevent them from succumbing to Hyperthermia, more commonly known as Heat Stroke. This article is intended to teach you how to recognize, prevent, and seek emergency help if a case of heat stroke should occur. What is heatstroke? A dog’s normal body temperature … Read More »

  • Celebration Safety Tips For You And Your Pet

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    Summer is a time to spend with loved ones, school is out, and your pets are surely glad to spend extra time with you. Whether you are at a cook-out or just spending a nice day outside with your pet, there are a few safety tips we would like to share to help keep your pets healthy and safe this summer. COOK OUTS Allowing your dog to eat bones and table scraps from your barbeque … Read More »

  • Summertime Pet Care Tips

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    As the weather heats up, many of us will cool off on hot days by going for a swim or, perhaps, enjoying a cold treat. Pets can also get miserably hot on sweltering days! Read on for some great summer pet care tips from a local vet. Water First things first: make sure that your furry buddy always has plenty of fresh, clean water. We also recommend washing your pet’s bowl every day, to make … Read More »

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