Summer Hazards: Recognizing and Preventing Heat Stroke in Pets

dog enjoying a drink of water.

As the mercury rises this summer, are you ready to rise to the occasion to keep your pet safe? Heat exhaustion and heat stroke in pets is a real summer safety concern, and our team wants to be sure that your pet keeps their cool. 


What DNA Testing Can Reveal About Your Pet’s Heritage and Health

DNA helix

Many pet owners seek out purebred animals to fill important jobs, or simply because they like the known appearance, personality, and temperament of the breed. Owners of mixed breed animals, or those with mysterious genetics, can take advantage of pet DNA testing to learn more about a pet’s ancestry. This not only clarifies a pet’s behaviors, but can alert an owner to potential health concerns. 


Essential Pet First-Aid Tips and Techniques

Brown dog being washed in the tub

Owning a pet comes with a lot of responsibility. Along with providing holistic pet care, food, water, shelter, and plenty of love and affection, it’s also important to know the basics when it comes to pet first aid so you can help your furry friend if unexpected medical issues arise. Brush up on these essential pet first-aid tips and techniques: 


Paws and Preparedness: A Veterinarian’s Guide to Emergency Pet Care

puppy and kitten visiting veterinarian

There’s no denying that pets are playful, unpredictable, and can get themselves into serious predicaments, which is why pet emergency preparedness is critical for all pet parents. Recognizing signs of pet emergencies and knowing when to seek immediate veterinary care can be challenging in the midst of an emergency when it’s difficult to think clearly, so having a plan in place ahead of time can make a real difference when minutes count.

In this blog, our caring team shares veterinary advice for emergencies to help you better prepare for unforeseen accidents and illnesses.


Indoor Activities for Pets

playing with dog.

Still too cold to let your pet enjoy quality time outdoors? While we wait for the weather to warm up this spring, you can keep your furry friend occupied with some indoor pet activities. These activities are fantastic for pet health–both physical and mental, and provide great bonding opportunities for you. Check out some of these indoor pet activity ideas: 


Pet-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

dog with gift.

When it comes to providing joyful experiences for our pets, the bar can be pretty low. After all, most pets enjoy the simpler things in life (cue the cardboard boxes!). Our pet-friendly holiday gift guide can help you decide what to give your best friend or the animal enthusiast in your life. 


Adopting a Pet in October

dog adoption.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), over 6 million companion pets arrive at American animal shelters each year. That’s a sobering statistic. The good news is that about 4 million pets get adopted out of shelters each year. 

You can help close the gap between surrendered and adopted pets. And October is the perfect month to do it.

Why, you ask? Because October is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! It’s also the American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month—and has been since 1981. 

Here at the Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center, we want to share why you should consider adopting a dog (or cat) this October. 


Recognizing and Managing Pet Anxiety: Strategies for a Calmer October

anxious dog.

October is here, and while we humans revel in the spooky delights of Halloween, our furry friends may not share the same enthusiasm. As pet owners, it’s essential to recognize that anxiety, whether general or related to specific events, can affect our pets’ well-being. 

At Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center, we understand the importance of addressing pet anxiety to ensure a happy and stress-free life for our companions. In this blog post, we’ll talk about strategies for recognizing and managing pet anxiety, with a specific focus on separation anxiety, and offer tips for helping your pets cope with the spookiness of Halloween.