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Ways to Help Fido Adapt to Your New Routine

COVID-19 brought big changes to all of our lives, including your pets. As our lifestyles and schedules adjust or change, you may find that your four-legged friend has some trouble adapting to new routines and experiences. Here are a few things to watch for and how to deal with them effectively: Don’t Leave Me – ... Read moreWays to Help Fido Adapt to Your New Routine

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Paw-liday!

There’s lots of fun to be had during the holidays, but there are also quite a few hazards for your pet.  Here are three safety tips to keep your pet(s) jolly this season: Safely store fatty foods, chocolate and other sweets.  Chocolate, raisins, grapes, onions, currants, macadamia nuts, walnuts and any foods sweetened with Xylitol ... Read moreKeep Your Pets Safe This Paw-liday!

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Five Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month—and there’s never been a better time to splurge on a classic cat or dog! Senior pets are often the hardest to adopt, when in fact they often make the best animal companions because they’re already housebroken, have good manners, and won’t chew everything at ground level.  Here are ... Read moreFive Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

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Is Your Pet Overweight?

Did you know obesity is one of the most common problems in companion animals and that recent surveys from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention indicate 60% of dogs and cats are overweight or obese?  Pets are considered overweight if they are 10-20% over their ideal weight and obese if they are 20% or more ... Read moreIs Your Pet Overweight?

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Tips for a Lifetime of Health and Happiness

Caring for a companion animal is a privilege that requires a lifetime commitment. During Responsible Pet Ownership Month, our doctors and veterinary care professionals encourage those considering a new pet to review just a few of the necessary responsibilities to keep Fido or Fluffy happy and healthy for many years.

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Should My Pet be Microchipped?

Did you know that one in three pets will be lost in their lifetime? Microchipping is the most reliable and permanent form of identification for your pet. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your four-legged friend is returned safely to you. It is contained in a capsule, smaller than a grain of rice, and implanted just under the skin with a sterile applicator and is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely safe.

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Does Your Four-Legged Family Member Need Pet Insurance?

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 three reasons why you and Fluffy or Fido might benefit from purchasing a pet insurance policy:

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When Does My Cat Need a Vet Visit?

Annual feline vet visits will help make sure your four-legged best friend stays healthy. There will be times, however, when s/he exhibits signs that a doctor examination is needed. Here are four indications that your cat needs a vet visit:

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Set Your New Pet Up for Success!

Many families have responded to Illinois’ COVID-19 stay-at-home order by opening their hearts and homes to a new pet. Our doctors and veterinary care professionals recommend you start this relationship off on the right paw to set your new family member up for success.

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Is Kidney Disease in Cats Serious?

There’s a strong possibility that eventually your cat will need treatment or management of kidney disease – it’s the #1 cause of death in cats over the age of 10. In addition, it’s estimated more than half of cats over the age of 15 have reduced kidney function. What’s even scarier is that your feline friends rarely show any symptoms, and they’re easy to miss when they do.

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