With the warmer weather making its appearance, we are now able to spend more quality time outside with our pets; however, being outdoors also increases our dog’s risk for Canine Influenza.
Cats are masters at disguising pain and disease which is why it’s important that our feline friends are getting the medical care they need. South Town’s goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed medical decisions for your pet. Our vets recommend yearly physical examinations for these furry family members…here’s why.
South Town Animal Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary medical care including: house calls, end of life assistance, preventative healthcare, surgical services, and complementary services.
South Town has seen an increase in the number of patients with intestinal parasites this summer. As a partner in your pet’s healthcare, we want to make sure you have the information you need to keep your pets free of these parasites.
When an animal’s immune system recognizes everyday substances (allergens) as dangerous-your pet will show symptoms of allergies. Some pets may have extreme reactions to these allergens which include trees, grass, mold spores, feathers, cigarette smoke, fleas and food-just to name a few.
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!