Urinary Problems in Dogs and Cats

Puppy urinating on carpet.

Just like humans, dogs and cats are susceptible to issues that affect the urinary tract. These problems can range from mild discomfort to serious medical issues. The urinary tract, which consists of the kidneys, the bladder, the urethra, and the uterus in females, can easily come into contact with bacteria, fungus, and parasites. Although dogs are much more likely to suffer urinary problems, cats can have them, too. The team at Wheaton Animal Hospital wants to help you learn to spot urinary problems so you can get your pets the help they need before these problems have a bigger effect on their health: 

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Bearded Dragons 101

Bearded dragon.

Fluffy isn’t fluffy when Fluffy is a Bearded Dragon. Cute in so many other ways, Bearded Dragons have their charms—including giving good cuddles. They change colors and puff up their spiky throat areas when they’re in love, but they don’t have fur to groom and might not offer kisses.

What Is a Bearded Dragon?

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Keep It Local and Shop at Our Veterinary Online Store

Wheaton cat shopping at a veterinary online store.

Whether it’s groceries or garden supplies, books or clothing, there’s nothing like shopping online. Just last year alone, consumers spent over $800 billion with internet retailers, an increase of 44 percent from 2019. Of course, it’s hard to compete with the convenience of loading up a virtual cart and choosing next-day delivery. But while most big box stores don’t have to work terribly hard for their sales, their customer service could use some work. That’s where we come in. Our Veterinary Online Store offers a variety of pet products, along with a personalized approach to your pet’s needs. Win-win!

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Ringworm Treatment for Dogs And Cats

Sad dog that needs ringworm treatment.

Ringworm is an incredibly contagious fungus that can cause health issues for dogs, cats, and even humans. If your furry friend comes into contact with ringworm, it is important to get treatment quickly to avoid it causing further problems for that animal or spreading to other animals in your home. The team at Wheaton Animal Hospital is here to provide you with some helpful tips on treating and preventing ringworm for your dogs and cats:

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Wheaton Veterinary Advice: How Much Water Do Your Pets Need?

A Wheaton pet needing help with their water.

It might not occur to some pet owners to question whether or not a pet meets their daily water requirements. If you are constantly washing out their water bowl and they seem to be going to the bathroom at regular intervals, you probably do not give any more thoughts to their water needs.

Having an understanding of your pet’s water needs is crucial to ensuring complete health and wellness, however. Too much water consumption could spell trouble, while not drinking enough leads to dehydration. We’re here to offer you some help in determining your pet’s water needs.

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Wheaton Veterinary Services Spotlight: Anal Glands

Wheaton dog with anal glands.

Caring four our four-legged friends can be a lot of fun, but there are some not-so-pleasant aspects as well. Anal glands tend to top the list of things that we would all rather avoid, but caring for them is an important part of pet ownership. The pet experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital understand this, though, and when it comes to Wheaton veterinary services, caring for your pet’s anal glands is something we are equipped for and ready to help you with. 

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Spay and Neuter Considerations for Your Pets

German shepherd puppy in front of flowerbed of white tulips.

Do you have questions when it comes to preventive surgery for your pet? We may not be Bob Barker, but The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital have all the answers you need when it comes to spay and neuter!

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Furry And Small, These 10 Best Rodents Make Great Pets

A hamster looks at the camera.

Most owners of rodents are initially drawn to them on account of their cuteness, which can quickly go into overdrive. With their short legs, furry bodies, and bright, shiny eyes, many rodent species have burrowed their way into the hearts of many. 

Found in just about every terrestrial habitat around the world (including environments made and shared by humans), all of these small mammals come equipped with a single pair of ever-growing incisors. With hundreds of species out there, it can be hard to know which one is the right match for you. The team at Wheaton Animal Hospital has narrowed the list down to today’s 10 best rodents.

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Understanding Pyometra in Cats and Dogs

A cat lies on the couch as a woman pets her.

You may have never heard of the word pyometra, but it is a medical condition that warrants understanding. It is especially essential to recognize its signs if you are the owner of an intact rather than spayed female cat or dog. Pyometra is a uterine infection that occurs in older unspayed females. The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital want our pet owners to be able to spot this secondary infection in their beloved pets, so that they can get treated right away.

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Betta Fish 101

A Betta fish swims in a tank.

Most people think of fish as low-maintenance pets that are a great addition to a house that already has dogs, cats, or other pets. While there are certain breeds of fish that can survive happily with some food occasionally sprinkled into a bowl, the betta fish is not one. 

This species requires specific care to ensure a healthy and happy life. Wheaton Animal Hospital wants to be sure you know what it takes to successfully add betta fish to your pet family.

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