At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing the best pet care for puppies and adult dogs. Our local veterinarian has been practicing for more than a decade, and he loves providing dog care for your furry companions. If you are looking to get your dog microchipped, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, or examined at a regular pet check-up, we invite you to book an appointment at our vet clinic in Charlotte, NC. And, if you are curious about what you can and can’t feed your dog, how often you should bring your dog to the vet, or you have other questions, scroll through our blog posts below to learn more!

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. How to Check Your Dog for Fleas

    We are still in the thick of the summer, which means that your dog is susceptible to fleas! These insects are very active and will feed onto anything they can. Unfortunately, they can hide easily in your pet’s fur and often leave your pet very irritated. What is the best way to check for fleas? West Ballantyne Animal Hospital has tips your dog’s care. Know Your Pet’s Behavior If your dog is …Read More

  7. How to Help Your Senior Dog Thrive

    West Ballantyne Animal Hospital offers Charlotte dog care to hundreds of families in the area. We love seeing happy, healthy senior dogs in our practice who have had a lifetime of love and care! If you have a senior dog in your home, here are three things you can do to help your senior thrive: Keep them active. Senior dogs may not be able to do the same things they did as puppies, but that doesn't…Read More