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Splish, Splash, Safe: Dog Water Safety 101

Summer may be halfway over, but that doesn’t mean we’re packing up the sunscreen or covering the grill just yet. Spending the day at the lake or pool is still on the agenda for many families, and bringing a water-loving dog along adds another layer of fun. Even if your dog is a true beach […]

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Heatstroke in Pets: Prevent, Recognize, and Intervene Immediately

The risks of heatstroke in pets are very real. Symptoms don’t always stem from over-exertion on a hot day. Instead, the prime culprit is usually plain and simple dehydration. Pets sweat a little bit through their noses and paw pads, but in an attempt to regulate internal body temperature, they pant. If access to shade […]

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The Pets of Rock and Roll

Being in Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, West Park Animal Hospital decided it would be remiss to not take the time to feature some of our favorite pets of rock and roll. Read on to live vicariously through a few fluffy friends who really know how to jam. Historical Pets […]

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Running with Your Dog: Tips for Safety and Fun

Whether you’re a serious or casual runner, having an exercise partner can make running more enjoyable and motivate you to get out there, even when you don’t feel like it. Your loyal canine companion can make an excellent running buddy, and regular exercise and companionship lead to a variety of wonderful benefits for both you […]

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Healthy and Fun: Summer Treats for Your Dog

Temperatures are starting to heat up, and although it’s not too unbearable yet, we know hot weather is approaching! Now is a great time to gather ideas and recipes for one of the most delightful summer activities: making summer treats for your dog. If you love to make things for your dog, but you’re short […]

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Under Construction? The Keys to Pet Safety During a Remodel

Whether you’ve hired a contractor or you’re doing the work yourself, a remodel at home can be a huge undertaking. Even if your project is confined to a small part of the house or it doesn’t have an extended timetable, home construction upends the natural ease and comfort that pets depend on. Since they can’t […]

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With These Safety Tips, Bike Riding With Dogs Can be Great!

Have you ever seen a cyclist holding a leash? Most of the time, it looks like they have total control of the situation and that both rider and pet are the epitome of good health. Most likely, this didn’t just happen overnight. For bike riding with dogs to be successful and safe, practice and preparation [...]

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Life’s the Pits When It Comes to Pets and Pitted Fruit Toxicity

By now, we all know that fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. The same goes for our pets, who can benefit from the added vitamins and minerals found in small amounts of fresh produce. Allowing pets to have a bite of banana, a scoop of cooked sweet potato, or a few steamed […]

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The Home-Brewer’s Guide: Alcohol Toxicity in Pets and Other Hazards

Brew day is fun, but it’s not something to take lightly at all. Carefully chosen ingredients – measured precisely – are cooked and combined to create a special sort of alchemy. Without a doubt, home brewing requires excellent timing, preparation, and focus. But in the midst of hop pellets, yeast, and spent grain, pets can […]

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Cats and Milk:  A Natural Match or Not a Good Idea?

The image of a fluffy barn cat lapping from a bucket next to a big Holstein cow is an iconic one for sure. While many of us search our refrigerators for a gallon of milk as a treat for our feline friends, cats and milk actually aren’t a good combination. West Park Animal Hospital wants […]

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