Down South Westies
...Home of beautiful, loving, West Highland White Terriers!

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Did You Know...

  • The Westies are a predominantly Irish American organized crime association operating from the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan's West Side in New York City. They were most influential from 1965 - 1986. During this time period, the NYPD Organized Crime Bureau, the FBI, and other organized crime experts believe that the Westies murdered 60-100 people, making them one of the most dangerous crime groups in New York City.

  • Research shows that animals used in traditional forms of therapy can help teach a variety of skills and lessons, including kindness and trust. Animal companionship raises survival rates for those who have had heart attacks. Making something for the pet you love gives you personal satisfaction.
  • How long has it been since you had your best friend(s) checked for internal parasites? Your Westie needs to be vet checked at least annually, if not every six months to be sure he is parasite free. Heart worm treatment controls some worms, but tapeworms are not controlled as easily.

    Tapeworm segments resemble small pieces of white rice. They may be seen in a bowel movement or clinging to the hair near your pet's tail. Your Westie can get tapeworms by eating a flea. 

    If you find your Westie is constantly licking his anal area, your best bet is to visually inspect the area and his stool for bits of tapeworm, which look like rice.  When you take him for his checkup, collecting a stool sample to take with you will help ensure that he is worm free.

    Remember, some Westies are allergic to fleas, which results in skin problems.  Doing your best to keep him "flea free" is very important.

Why Do Old Firehouses Have Circular Staircases?

In the old days, the horses that pulled the fire engines were stabled on the ground floor of the fire house and they figured out how to walk up a straight staircase!