An ear infection (otitis externa) is one of the most frequently diagnosed medical conditions in pets—especially dogs with floppy ears. Signs of an ear infection can include scratching at the ears, head shaking, ears that are red and/or painful to the touch, an unpleasant smell or a dirty discharge inside the ear.
Every pet family dreads hearing the news that Fido or Fluffy has been diagnosed with cancer. This disease occurs when body cells replicate at an abnormally fast and chaotic rate and form a mass known as a tumor. According to The Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs and 32% of cats. Early detection is vital for successful treatment and recovery but for many, this diagnosis may come as a surprise.
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: