Emergency Pet Care at Wheaton Animal Hospital

iStock_000020257269_MediumAs a pet owner, the last thing you want is a sick or injured pet. Pet emergencies can be scary, so it’s only natural that you want to ensure that your pet receives the best emergency care as quickly as possible.

At Wheaton Animal Hospital, we offer exceptional emergency pet care services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year. Our services are designed to fit your pet’s needs, no matter the emergency.

Pet emergencies can come in a variety of forms. Common pet emergencies include: Continue…

The Crazy Cat Myth: Nine Lives, the Aloof Kitty, and Other Tall Tails

iStock_000001150894_MediumFor many, cats are elusive creatures. They are a bit more discreet than the family pooch when greeting you as you walk in the door. They are often nocturnal. They are sometimes discriminating when it comes to guests, new food, or the concept of “playtime”. Yet, in many cases, some of our assumptions about our feline friends are based entirely on a game of contrast. That is, in comparison to the other most popular American pet: the domestic dog.

While, it is true that many felines are less rambunctious than the average canine, by making certain assumptions we may be limiting our interaction with and care of our kitties. Every cat, just as every dog, has his or her own personal preferences and idiosyncrasies that are quite different from the next. Some cats are more outgoing, and some even enjoy walking on a leash!

So, what are some of the common myths and how might they negatively impact our relationship with this most intriguing species? Continue…