In the past few weeks we have seen an increased number of patients with ticks attached. Here’s the information you need to know about these little blood suckers.
What you need to know about influenza…
This virus only affects dogs and is harmless to humans and cats
Dogs of any age can be affected and it is transmitted through another dog coughing or sneezing
Symptoms typically appear 3-5 days after exposure
It’s March-Spring is officially here. (Although it might not feel that way here in South Elgin)
You may not know that your pet’s yearly checkup is essential to their health and wellbeing. It’s as important as feeding them daily and loving them forever. It’s the best way to keep your pet healthier, longer! Remember: Pets age faster than we do, so missing even one yearly checkup can be like us not visiting a doctor for over five years!
During our veterinarian’s physical exam, your pet gets checked from tongue to teeth to toes to tail (plus all the parts in between)! This in-depth, medical checkup not only confirms your pet’s current health status, but also helps to prevent future problems, such as obesity, periodontal disease and diabetes. At this time, it also gives us the opportunity to discuss all the ways to keep your pet in good shape and answer all of your questions. We can cover any topic you want in the comfort of our exam room.
We’re grateful for your trust in us to recommend what’s best for your pet. Call us today to schedule their appointment (your pet will be thankful too). Happy Spring from all of us!
Right now, the biggest threat you’re probably facing with your dog is all this rain! But the same moisture that is turning your yard into a swamp leads to another threat … mosquitoes. And for pet owners, mosquitoes mean heartworm, which is one of the most dangerous parasites a dog can get.
Has your cat ever tried to steal a piece of pizza or a French fry? Cats are junk food addicts and, like children, when presented with healthy food or a poor-quality option they will usually make the wrong choice!