Tough Pill to Swallow? Not With Specially-Designed Pill Pockets for Pets!

Pill pockets for pets.

Pet owners are key players when it comes to executing an effective treatment plan. Whether they’re managing a pet’s weight with healthy meal portions or providing substantial opportunities for exercise and environmental enrichment, it is their critical involvement that gets results. 

Administering pet medications at home can also be a part of the healthcare puzzle, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Pill pockets for pets may just save the day! 


The Benefits of Buying Medication Through Your Vet

Sick golden retriever puppy.

Pets, like their humans, can benefit from preventive medicines, including vaccinations, parasite protection, and dermatological treatments for sensitive skin. If you purchase prescribed medications at our clinic or online store, you can be sure that each product is safe for your pet.


The Very Real Threat of Coyotes to Your Pet

Coyote on some stairs.

If you’ve seen a coyote recently, you are not alone. These highly adaptable animals are becoming more common in and around developed areas, including Wheaton, due in large part to the sheer variety of possible shelters and abundant refuse to eat.

Coyotes have certainly earned their place on the food chain (and continue to be important contributors to the ecological community), but the threat of coyotes to your pet is sizable. In an effort to protect your pet from a dangerous attack or altercation, the pet experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital offer the following tips:

In Check

Coyotes are enormously helpful in keeping the rodent population down, but they’re easily lured away from their territories by the smell of food. Their proximity to our front doors and backyards can alternate between surprising and unsettling, but the bottom line is that it’s always important to have some safety protocols in place.


Get Your Home Pet Ready for the Holiday Season

Holiday pet safety

With so much hustle and bustle around the holidays, it’s important to remember furry members of the family that might need a little extra care. Since your home may be filled with more hazardous items and more people than normal, it’s necessary to take preventive measures to keep your pets safe. 


Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving: Gratefulness for Your Pet

Pet-friendly Thanksgiving.

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude is at the forefront of many of our minds.

At Wheaton Animal Hospital, we are thankful for the amazing patients, clients, and staff that have helped our practice become what it is today. And we hope that, in turn, you are thankful for all that your pets have given you.


Indoor Enrichment Ideas to Reduce Pet Boredom

Dog with ball.

Some pets aren’t exactly demanding when it comes to their environment, but they still enjoy and benefit from having interesting things to do. Other animals require consistent activities to keep destructive or dangerous behaviors at bay. Wherever your pet lands on this spectrum, it is crucial to engage them every single day. Otherwise, pet boredom may start to creep in.


Halloween Pet Safety: No Tricks, Only Treats

Halloween pet safety.

Halloween is traditionally a holiday filled with candy, sweets, and goodies. When celebrating, it is easy to want to include your pet in the festivities. With Wheaton Animal Hospital’s Halloween pet safety tips, you and your pet can make the most of the spooky season.


5 Common Cat Questions Answered!

A man works from home with his cat.

One in three households in the U.S. includes a cat among its family members. Cats are so very appealing thanks to their range of quirky personalities. Many cat lovers are compelled to find ways to understand the mysteries of their pets and, naturally, look to the internet for answers. We’ve gathered some of the most commonly Googled questions about cats: