Move over 2016: Pet Owner Resolutions for a Healthy New Year

We just spent an entire month making lists and crossing off our accomplishments (pat yourself on the back). But, now that we’re rounding the final corner toward the new year, it’s time for another list: pet owner resolutions.

For your pet, his or her resolutions could certainly include things like eating slower, staying off your favorite pieces of furniture, or letting go of questionable behaviors. However, for you, we offer some ideas geared toward pet total wellness in the new year. Let’s reflect and get inspired and motivated for 2017!

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Happy Howlidays: Last Minute Gifts for Pet Owners

The holiday season is a time for sharing, feasting, and celebrating…and also the time when you realize you only have a few days left to find gifts for all the dog and cat lovers in your life.

If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Your friends at West Park Animal Hospital have teamed up to provide our loyal readers with the ultimate list of perfect gifts for pet owners. Happy shopping! Continue reading

West Park Animal Hospital Presents: The Best Pet Videos of 2016

Home Office CompanionAhh, YouTube, the provider of an endless bounty of funny, silly, informative, and just plain weird videos, available to us any time we need a break from work, childcare, cooking, cleaning, shopping… you get the point. An estimated 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube’s website every minute, and by almost a third of internet users worldwide.

Say what you will about YouTube, its inception a mere 11 years ago has changed the lives of animal lovers everywhere. It provides us with endless opportunities to laugh, smile, and even shed a tear at the adorable and heartwarming antics of the nation’s pets.
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2016’s Best Gifts for Pet Lovers

Winter time and family loveIt’s that time of year again, and you likely want to get special gifts to celebrate your loved ones this holiday season. If you have any animal lovers on your gift giving list (and we know you do), look no further.

West Park Animal Hospital has put together the ultimate list of our favorite gifts for pet lovers to help you get your holiday shopping done in a jiffy.

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Say Cheese! Our Favorite Famous Instagram Pets

Cat Sleeping by a WindowFrom cat videos to cute dog memes, social media has made it possible for animal lovers and pet owners to share their cutest pet pics with the world. In fact, many famous pets far surpass most people in terms of followers on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

All of this is understandable when you consider just how much our pets mean to us. Pet lovers go gaga over Instagram pets, and this trend is unlikely to change. Many of these pets even have their own product lines, like Grumpy Cat t-shirts and coffee mugs.

To brighten your day, West Park Animal Hospital took the time to find out which Instagram pets reign supreme and share them with our friends and fellow pet lovers.

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5 Things Pet Owners Should Know about Winter in Cleveland

Dog on a Snowy DayLike much of the United States, we enjoy four distinct seasons here in Cleveland; rainy springs, warm summers, crisp autumns, and snowy winters. While we are fortunate to not experience a lot of the extreme weather dangers typically seen in other parts of the country, Cleveland residents (and their pets) must contend with a longer-than-average winter, typically November-April.

With a colder and snowier winter already forecasted for Northeast Ohio, it’s time to start making plans to keep you and your pet active and engaged during the coldest months. West Park Animal Hospital has put together a guide aimed at helping you and your pets not only survive but also thrive this winter in Cleveland.

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