The Countdown: West Park Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014!

iStock_000025162836_Medium copyWe consider our animal hospital to be one of the luckiest organizations in the Cleveland area, as we get to continue serving pets (and their people) since the 1960s.

We like to continue our service through our blog entries and try to incorporate only current, pressing, and pertinent issues for you and your pet. We truly hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we like writing for you. Below are the top 10 blogs from 2014 and look forward to a similar list next year.

Drumroll, please…

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Gifts That Give Back – How You Can Help Animals In Need

fluffy catIf you are like most of us, this time of the year can be a source of stress. There’s so much traffic, limited parking at stores, growing credit card debt, and scheduling conflicts that can muddle our intentions of gratitude and love. However, after you take a much-needed deep breath, notice that the inherent seasonal joy can be magnified if the gifts you give are coming from your heart. Indeed, the true spirit of the holidays will shine when you give back to those in need.

As an animal lover and pet owner, you may have always wondered how you can get involved and give back. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter if you have budget or time constraints; there are ways you can help out just by visiting certain websites. Let the following ideas be your guide this holiday season – and throughout the year –to help animals in need. Continue reading

Cold Weather Barks & Bites: Winter Pet Safety

iStock_000050573812_LargeShopping around for new boots or hats is a necessity for many of us this time of year. We also winterize the car, the garden, and parts of the house, but how do we prepare our pets for negative windchills and sub-zero temperatures?

Amazingly, some animals prepare for the cold weather by growing a thicker coat, but generally pets need their human guardians to assist them in the following ways: Continue reading