April is National First Aid Awareness Month, which is a great time to remind you that it is extremely important to have basic information and first aid supplies in your household. If an emergency does occur, make sure Fido or Fluffy is safe and breathing, stop any profuse bleeding, and then call for help. We … Read moreBe Prepared for a Pet Emergency
This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls during the week of March 17 and highlights awareness and prevention of poisoning, and what to do if any unfortunate scenarios occur. We use this week to remind pet owners about potential dangers their furry friends can encounter if they are exposed to everyday household objects. Since pets … Read moreProtect Your Pet from Toxic Household Items
Cats need regular wellness exams but statistics show that after their initial kitten vaccinations, pet owners tend to take cats to the vet significantly less often than dogs. Regular exams are just as important for felines as they are for canines. Cats are very adept at hiding injury and illness and waiting until your cat … Read moreBetter Vet Visits for Your Cat
The New Year is a good time to reassess healthy habits—especially for your pet! Our veterinarians recommend these five resolutions to keep your four-legged friend in tip-top shape!
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:
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.