1. How to Prepare Your Dog for the Vet Clinic

    Welcome back to our series about making vet trips less stressful for your pets! In part one, we talked about how to acclimate your cats to vet trips, and in this blog post, we’ll be focusing on dogs! While dogs handle vet trips much better than cats do in certain ways, they still experience their fair share of stressors, and there are always things you can do to make the experience more agreeabl…Read More

  2. What Happens if You Don’t Spay and Neuter

    For many pet owners, it’s second nature to spay and neuter a newly adopted dog or cat. For all intents and purposes, spay and neuter surgeries are almost synonymous with adoptions in general, but despite that, there are many owners who might be reluctant to pursue these operations which alter the pets from being the way that nature intended. If the prospect of spaying or neutering a cat or dog s…Read More

  3. How To Care For Your Dog When You Work Full-Time

    Let’s be real: dogs are essentially furry children. They require your time, energy, attention, and care … dog care. While you can expend your resources on your dog, you do it with a good heart. Can anyone imagine life without their best four-legged friend? Having and caring for a dog is one of the simple joys of life. Even though you have to clean up after them and give them lots of attention,…Read More

  4. How To Deal With Your Adult Dog That Goes Number Two In Your House

    Our dogs are incredibly important members of our family, and for those who don’t have children, pets can easily become furry babies. Just as you teach a growing baby how to walk and talk, we train our dogs to sit, shake, and go potty outside. From learning not to beg for food underneath the dining room table to knowing how to inform us when they need to relieve themselves, training and disciplin…Read More

  5. How to Avoid Dog Accidents in the House

    It’s one thing when you first bring home a puppy and he starts leaving behind little puddles during the day while you’re gone, but it’s another thing entirely when a full grown dog has started leaving messes when they didn’t before. If you are worried about your dog and their health, especially when it comes to making messes inside when they weren’t before, it’s time to read on and lea…Read More

  6. Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog – Part 1

    Your dog probably has a tendency of eating just about everything that tumbles off your dinner table and onto the floor. While this might seem harmless, there are actually quite a few human foods out there that are dangerous for dogs to eat! If you need dog care immediately, in the case of them eating something that they should not have, then bring them to see the professionals at West Ballantyne A…Read More

  7. Spay/Neuter Your Pets

    As sad as it is to admit, in every community in the country, there are homeless pets. In fact, the Humane Society estimates that there are 6 to 8 million homeless animals that enter shelters every year, and barely half of these animals find forever homes to take them in. The ones who don’t get homes are often euthanized simply because the shelters do not have the resources to continue to care f…Read More

  8. Protect Your Pup During The Holidays

    The holidays can mean a hefty amount of temptation for your dog (and sometimes even for your cat). Between Halloween and New Year’s Day, there will be ample opportunities for holiday baking, pot-luck parties, and of course, the feasts that go along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. If your pet happens to get into something they shouldn’t this holiday season, call Ballantyne Animal Hospital for …Read More

  9. How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

    Your dog’s teeth are very important! Neglecting to care for your dog’s teeth can lead to plaque buildup, bad breath, gum disease, and even life-threatening infections. However, even some owners who know the importance of dental dog care have a hard time brushing their pup’s teeth. Here are a few tips and tricks to make brushing a normal and easy task: Schedule - If your pup is calm and relax…Read More

  10. Tips for Bathing Your Dog

    Bathing your dog is one of the most important parts of dog care. It can help with issues like fleas and dirt being spread all over your home. Follow these tips to ensure that your Charlotte pup is well-groomed and happy about it! Positivity Dogs often enjoy being dirty, so it might be difficult to convince your furry pal that he needs a bath. If this is the case, start to give him treats when he …Read More