As a proud parent to this adorable breed of dogs, you most likely have questions and concerns about the well being of Westies. If so, you have come to the right place. One very important and persistent question is, are Westies prone to cancer? Under normal circumstances, they are no more prone to cancer than […]
Best Dog Toys for Westies: 5 Fun, Interactive Picks to Prevent Boredom
West Highland Terriers are a spunky and fun smaller breed of dog that needs a lot of mental stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored. For dog parents, this can be a challenge when you’re trying to balance between finding a durable toy that is also fun and interactive. This is why we rounded up […]
Why Does My Westie Lick His Paws?
If you have a dog that obsessively and constantly licks his paws, it may be difficult to find out what the root cause of this behavior is and how to stop it. A Westie licking its paws is a common habit with this breed because they’re so prone to skin issues, but they may not […]
How Much Exercise Does a Westie Need?
Westies can be a fun and sassy breed. Unfortunately, they also can become fluffy little couch potatoes when left to their own devices. Loved ones of this breed need to plan for healthy exercise in their Westie’s day so they can get the activity that they need to lead a long and healthy life. Exactly […]
Top 5 Westie Skin Problems to Watch Out For
Westies are cute, cheerful, affectionate terriers in general very tough, no-nonsense healthy dogs; however, they can develop a number of skin conditions. Westie owners need to be prepared to quickly notice and identify Westie skin problems and be able to either treat them at home or point them out to the veterinarian so the veterinarian […]
Westie Lung Disease: Everything You Must Know
As with any purebred dog, West Highland White Terriers or “Westies” are susceptible to many breed specific illnesses. One particularly troubling illness is Westie Lung Disease (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis). There is no known cure for this, so it is important that you understand the signs and symptoms and have your vet start checking your Westie’s […]
When Does a Westie Stop Growing?
The West Highland white terrier, a dog that is known for being fun-loving, active, smart and loveable, is one of the smaller dogs, but he’s so much fun that even if you loved big dogs before, you’ll find yourself loving the smaller Westie in the end. He goes crazy when you take him for walks […]
Top 5 Common Westie Health Issues
There are a number of different health issues that Westies can have, and it’s important that you know as much as possible about some of them if you own one of these dogs. The more information you get about these conditions, the better your chances will be of recognizing them if your own pet starts […]
Should Your Westie Take a Probiotic?
While most people think of all bacteria as being bad and harmful, probiotics are the good kind of bacteria that live in the digestive tract. There are lots of different species of bacteria, but certain kinds can actually be extremely beneficial for both humans and animals in a number of ways. If you own a […]