October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month – the perfect time to remind pet families how to keep their four-legged family members safe. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas can be fun holidays for people – but not so much for our pets. Here are some tips as you prepare for and celebrate these upcoming holidays.
Unexpected medical issues occur daily so our veterinarians recommend pet parents purchase insurance that is right for their four-legged family member’s breed, lifestyle, and personality. Here are five pet insurance facts Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic’s doctors want you to know.
Annual wellness exams allow us to get to know your feline family member so we can work together to help ensure a lifetime of good health. National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22nd— and it’s the perfect opportunity to schedule your cat’s routine check-up! Here are five great reasons why:
Did you know that one in three pets will be lost in their lifetime? BRVC’s doctors and veterinary care team members want to make sure lost pets are reunited with their families and offer the following suggestions to ensure a happy ending. Microchipping is one of the easiest ways to make sure Fido or Fluffy remain a lifelong member of your family.
Lexie, a cute 12-year old Shih Tzu, recently visited me for her annual exam, diligently scheduled by her mom over the years. Lexie’s yearly exams always went well, she seemed to be in very good health, received her required vaccinations, and we drew blood to check for heartworm and tick-borne diseases. Once Lexie reached the age of eight – the age most pets are considered seniors – we added a senior wellness blood panel to screen for early signs of any health issues.