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Does your pet have back-to-school jitters?
Help your pet get back to our regularly scheduled program.

Chloe started hiding shoes around the house. That’s when her pet parents knew something was up.Saying hello to fall includes a shift in routinesStructured schedules, commitments, and fresh classmates become the new normal.Believe it or not, pets pick up on their...

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read 14-year-old Bogey had seasonal allergies all his life. His chronic inflammation caused his skin to itch day and night. This poor guy was suffering so much, he didn’t want to be held or touched. Bogey’s mom had tried all the medications. She was at her wits...

Pet Allergies Happen All Year Long
Know the triggers to prevent suffering

1 min read Allergens are small particles that our bodies might react to. Allergens enter a pet’s body through their skin, ears, and nose. Dogs can suffer from allergies all year long. Year-round triggers include: -Environmental elements: grass, cedar, mold, pollen....

Protect Your Pup From Heat Exhaustion
Keep your cool pet from turning into a hot dog this summer

1.5 min read Active pets can overheat in the sun. You can enjoy summer and protect your pet from the dangers of heatstroke. The...

Head off a heat emergency
If your pet has heatstroke, stay cool and take these steps

1.5 min read Watch your pet for signs of overheating when outdoors. If you notice them staggering, becoming weak, or collapsing, contact us...

Our Careful and Common Sense Approach to Vaccines
We Customize the Plan for Your Dog and Cat

3.5 minute read Firehouse customizes vaccine plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines are...

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read Your pet might become persnickety! Yet, a picky eater isn’t necessarily cause for alarm.  “Something I didn’t expect is Bachan, who is 11, has increasingly become picky with food” says Alex, a CSC at Firehouse Westlake. “When it first started happening, I...

5 ways to nurture your senior pet
Make the most of your companion’s golden years

3 min read “My cat, Sid, was found many years ago living as a street cat in Brooklyn, NY where my husband lived at the time,” says Georgie Chadwick, the new Hospital Manager at Firehouse Westlake.  “Sid wandered around the neighborhood, looking for food and hiding...

Ticks are Little. They Spread Big Diseases
Protect your cat and dog with preventive medicine

2.5 min read “We recently saw a stray boxer who was covered in hundreds of ticks,” says Dr Faith Weeks. “Before we started the giant task of removing all of them, we gave him a dose of Bravecto. This helps the ticks fall off on their own. We spent several hours making...

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help. Step 1: Find the packaging. It helps to have the product packaging so...
6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies  Dogs suffer more often than cats

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read 14-year-old Bogey had seasonal allergies all his life. His chronic inflammation caused his skin to itch day and night. This poor guy was suffering so much, he didn’t want to be held or touched. Bogey’s mom had tried all the medications. She was at her wits...

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5 Tips for Senior Cats  Easy ways to protect your best bud

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read Your pet might become persnickety! Yet, a picky eater isn’t necessarily cause for alarm.  “Something I didn’t expect is Bachan, who is 11, has increasingly become picky with food” says Alex, a CSC at Firehouse Westlake. “When it first started happening, I...

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