1. Tips to Make Walking Your Dog a Bit Smoother

    Has anyone else felt as though movies and television shows made walking a dog look so much easier and enjoyable than when you are walking your dog? If so, find comfort in the fact that you’re not alone! There are countless people (and dogs) that struggle with the daily walks. As with everything, each dog is different, which means that their reasons that routine walks are rough (no pun intended) …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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