Tough Pill to Swallow? Not With Specially-Designed Pill Pockets for Pets!

Pet owners are key players when it comes to executing an effective treatment plan. Whether they’re managing a pet’s weight with healthy meal portions or providing substantial opportunities for exercise and environmental enrichment, it is their critical involvement that gets results.  Administering pet medications at home can also be a…

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The Benefits of Buying Medication Through Your Vet

Pets, like their humans, can benefit from preventive medicines, including vaccinations, parasite protection, and dermatological treatments for sensitive skin. If you purchase prescribed medications at our clinic or online store, you can be sure that each product is safe for your pet. Your Pet’s Annual Exam–Catching Health Issues at the…

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The Very Real Threat of Coyotes to Your Pet

If you’ve seen a coyote recently, you are not alone. These highly adaptable animals are becoming more common in and around developed areas, including Wheaton, due in large part to the sheer variety of possible shelters and abundant refuse to eat. Coyotes have certainly earned their place on the food…

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Get Your Home Pet Ready for the Holiday Season

With so much hustle and bustle around the holidays, it’s important to remember furry members of the family that might need a little extra care. Since your home may be filled with more hazardous items and more people than normal, it’s necessary to take preventive measures to keep your pets…

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16 Things Your Dog is Grateful for This Year

Gratitude is such a powerful emotion; I love taking time to consider the things in my life that bring me joy and allow me to feel grateful. My dog, Jake, and getting to train dogs for a living are right there at the top of the list. I’m sure your…

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Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving: Gratefulness for Your Pet

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude is at the forefront of many of our minds. At Wheaton Animal Hospital, we are thankful for the amazing patients, clients, and staff that have helped our practice become what it is today. And we hope that, in turn, you are thankful for all…

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Indoor Enrichment Ideas to Reduce Pet Boredom

Some pets aren’t exactly demanding when it comes to their environment, but they still enjoy and benefit from having interesting things to do. Other animals require consistent activities to keep destructive or dangerous behaviors at bay. Wherever your pet lands on this spectrum, it is crucial to engage them every…

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UPDATED! Flying with Your Dog

Traveling with Dogs on Planes Before the Covid 19 pandemic hit, more than 400,000 animals in 2019 flew on domestic airlines in the United States. The bulk of those animals were dogs. Covid has changed some the rules of flying with animals, mostly in connection with international flights. You can…

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Adopt-a-Dog Month: Benefits of Dog Parenthood

You know you want to bring a furry companion into your home. You’ve talked about all the reasons you shouldn’t do it. The benefits of having a dog in your life might just outweigh any objection. Let’s talk about that! Love in Motion. That’s a Dog Amore! What can an…

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Are Vizslas Good Apartment Dogs?

Photographs by Natalie Siebers Vizslas are famous for their beautiful rust-colored coats. They are medium-sized dogs, with males topping out at about 25 inches at the withers and weighing about 60 pounds; the females are a bit smaller.  They are affectionate, eager-to-please, “Velcro-dogs,” forming tight relationships with their owners. Vizsla…

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