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The decision to adopt a new pet brings an excitement unlike any other. Whether you’re looking to adopt a cat, dog, bird or pocket pet, your new bundle of joy is likely to bring big changes to your household. So how do you make the transition a smooth success? By letting the “pet experts” of Wheaton Animal Hospital guide the way.

Ask Yourself a Few Key Questions

Before heading to the shelter to adopt a new furry friend ask yourself a few key questions and really consider your answers. If you find that the answers to these questions are iffy or don’t sit right with what you know your soon-to-be pet deserves, then the time for adopting might not be right.  Continue…

Poodle with a Mohawk: Dog Grooming with Style and Service

 

Grooming Blue FurWith Spring on its way,  shedding season is upon us. That means the time has come to schedule your pooch for his or her Spring-cleaning. Even if you have your pet on a regular grooming schedule, the time is perfect to freshen up your pet’s look with a new do or a fun flourish of color or scent.

Just like us, pets love to be pampered. A day at the spa can be just as rejuvenating for your pooch as it is for you. Add in a fresh new look and a jaunty little bow or bandana and you’ll notice a spring in your pup’s step that lets you know he or she is feeling frisky.

We Know What You Need

In December, we discussed how to know whom to trust when it comes to selecting a grooming service for your pet.  Among our top considerations were whether the groomer offers personalized services and has a working knowledge of your pet’s grooming needs.

Husky Before and AfterAt Wheaton Animal Hospital, our groomers are on the ball when it comes to providing you and your pet with the services and styles your pet requires. Not only do we offer a range of shampoos specific to your pet’s dermatology, but our groomers can also offer your pet advanced grooming services when they are needed.

Of equal importance, our grooming staff knows the difference between a Schnauzer cut and a Continental Poodle cut. And more importantly, we know who gets which cut.

Our groomers are professionally trained and board-certified, meaning we are able to offer a full range of breed-specific grooming that is appropriate to your pet. If needed, we can also groom your pet to AKC specifications for dog shows and other events.

Has Anybody Seen a Dog Dyed Dark Green?

While your pooch may not be the B-52’s Quiche Lorraine, he or she can still have a groomer mix things up a bit. Not every pet owner is looking for a standard cut for his or her furry friend. Indeed, many pet owners are breaking with convention and trying something new with their pet’s style.

The groomers at Wheaton Animal Hospital are more than happy to accommodate any special requests you may have for your pet’s style. Looking to add a splash of color to your dog’s mane? We can do that. Or perhaps you really do want a poodle with a Mohawk—we can to that too.

Whatever your request, we are more than happy to accommodate your whims. Even if the flare is as simple as a spritz of scent or a brightly colored bandana or a bow, a little something extra can go a long way in making over your pet’s look, regardless of the time of year.

The Royal Treatment

Lion Cut Before and AfterWhatever your pet’s signature style, the grooming experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital are prepared to give your pet the personalized service and attention he or she deserves. Grooming should be a time for your pet to feel pampered and spoiled and we go the extra mile to provide that experience.

So whether you are looking to keep your pet’s look clean and fresh, or want to mix things up a bit with an edgy cut or unconventional color, you can rest assured that your pup will get the attention he or she deserves and the look of a lifetime with the grooming services at Wheaton Animal Hospital.

PUPPY TRAINING: IS IT IMPORTANT?

 

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With spring well on its way, everyone—human and animal alike—is looking to get outdoors and play. After being cooped up all winter, the sunshine and warm weather are irresistible. It’s only natural that you want to take your puppy out for a run or a game of fetch at the local dog park.

Without proper obedience training though, your day in the sun can quickly turn into a power struggle between you and your pooch.

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Diagnostic Screening for Your Pet: Early Warning System for Disease

 

Screening blood1 iStock_000004528468XSmallHave you ever had a diagnostic screening test? You know, when your doctor insists on checking your cholesterol levels, taking your blood pressure, or testing for glaucoma–even though you feel perfectly healthy?

Screening tests are a common strategy used to identify those who have a certain condition or disease even though they are not necessarily exhibiting symptoms.

These diagnostic screening tests are a powerful tool in both human and veterinary medicine, as many diseases respond better to treatment when they are caught early in their course. Many of the tests also provide valuable wellness information that allows your vet to make recommendations for diet or lifestyle to maintain wellness. Continue…