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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.

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.

Protect Your Family from Tick-Borne Diseases

Eighty percent of human vector-borne diseases (infections transmitted to humans by blood-feeding mosquitos, fleas and ticks) are caused by ticks and the Companion Animal Parasite Council reports there was a 37% increase in Lyme disease cases between 2015 and 2019. Protection from ticks, the pesky parasites that transmit Lyme disease, is especially important so here are three ways to safeguard your family:

Fear Free is Better Veterinary Medicine!

We’re proud to be the first veterinary clinic in DuPage County with Fear Free Certified Professionals. Fear Free is a relatively new movement within the veterinary community that focuses on reducing fear, anxiety, and stress while your pet is at the veterinary clinic. Its rigorous training and certification program help veterinarians modify clinic procedures, handling, and facilities so pets feel safe and comfortable receiving the veterinary care they need.

Early Puppy and Kitten Socialization Saves Lives!

January is National Train Your Dog Month! A well-trained dog is less likely to exhibit behavioral problems later in life but did you know that proper socialization for puppies is the best way to prevent future issues? Appropriate socialization, which includes exposing puppies to new people, animals, stimuli and environments – during the first three months when sociability outweighs fears – is especially important.