Wellness exams for your pets are important, just as regular checkups  with your dentist or doctor. During a wellness exam, your veterinarian will do a thorough physical examination of your pet and can detect health problems before they get worse. Prevention is key when it comes to your pet’s health, and making sure that your…

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Halloween Pet Hazards

Although this spooky season may feel a little different this year, Halloween pet hazards are still lurking around dark corners for our pets this holiday.  Sure, we all know that trick-or-treat sweets like chocolate or raisins (well, maybe not so much of a treat) are harmful to pets, but did you know that there are…

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overweight dog

The dangers of pet obesity are real- and that’s why your pet’s weight matters. The Association of Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that currently, over 100 million dogs and cats are overweight, with almost 20% of dogs and 35% of cats falling into the obese category. Excess weight increases a pet’s chances of having health problems…

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When it comes to pain, our pets can be very good at disguising when they’re hurting.  Unlike humans, they can’t tell us if something’s wrong or point out where it hurts.  Heck, they aren’t even able to complain about an aching body part on social media!  That’s why it’s important for pet owners to know…

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Does your pet have an itch that they just can’t stop scratching?  Is your first thought fleas?  Well, the truth is that pets itch for many reasons- and it can appear out of nowhere. For dogs, skin allergies are one of the main reasons “itchy” dogs are brought to the veterinarian, and it’s usually after…

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AAHA Day Dundee Animal Hospital

Every year, Dundee Animal Hospital celebrates AAHA Accredited Hospital Day, a day to celebrate “better care for pets and their people.” AAHA Day is a day set aside to recognize veterinary hospitals that go the extra mile to provide their clients and pets with superior care & service. With approximately only 15% of veterinary hospitals/clinics…

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Independence Day is just around the corner, and although our gatherings might be smaller this year, there’s still plenty of 4th of July fun to be had! However, there are also dangers lurking out there for our pets, and we want to make sure everyone has a safe and happy 4th.  Here are some tips…

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blue green algae dangers

Summertime is just around the corner, but here in Illinois, we’re already seeing much warmer temperatures than normal in June. And that means fun in the sun and cooling off in the water for both people and pets. However, there are dangers lurking on top of and in the water, and one of the most…

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Although we don’t usually worry about extreme heat until July or August, even these late spring days can be dangerous for pets in cars. We wanted to remind everyone as we get into these warmer months- never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time. On a warm day, the…

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