When your Westie is a puppy, you rarely think about what sort of health problems will arise later in their lives. I never thought of canine diabetes until my Westie was diagnosed with it. The first few days I had no idea what I was doing. I’d never even handled a syringe. It was a new way of life I wasn’t prepared for.
Westie Insider rounded up a few of our favorite sun hats – for the human. When you are outside with your Westie, sun protection should be year-round. We also showcase our favorite sunscreen for the face. We love being outside in the elements with our favorite terrier and we know it’s important to protect our skin, and faces especially, from too much sun exposure.
ZippyPaws’ rope leash is a Westie Insider favorite. It’s the gold standard in the heavy duty category and specifically for Westies who pull and have keen earth dog and hunting instincts. We love it for rambunctious Westies as it’s easy to hold and grip. If your West Higland is calm, this probably isn’t the leash for you.
This is our first post in a series about owning a Westie. It’s great for prospective owners to decide if this breed is right for them. We don’t gloss over anything. West Highland White Terriers by nature are earth dogs and some exhibit strong hunting instincts. This breed of terrier is very active and generally cannot go off leash.