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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According to the American Humane Association, over 10 million pets go missing in the United States every year, and since it’s Lost Dog Awareness Day, we thought we’d share some useful tips for keeping your pet safe and what to do if your pet goes missing. What you can do to help protect your pet…

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As the Practice Manager, it’s my role to lead our team and offer support and guidance to handle any situation.  Since our staff is now separated into groups and I’m confined to the office where I have to read emails or take calls from staff instead of handling things in person, I rarely get to…

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Dental Health Video

As we close out National Pet Dental Month, we’d like to finish off with a video to help you better understand why cat and dog teeth cleaning is important and what goes on during a pet dental exam or procedure.  Dr. Danielle Adamo explains the need for regular dental exams and cleanings, describes the process…

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Although marijuana just became legal in Illinois, Dundee Animal Hospital has been seeing an increase in cases of cannabis ingestion by pets, particularly dogs, over the last few years.  And it’s not just happening here in Illinois- according to the Pet Poison Helpline, over the past 6 years, there’s been a 400+% increase in marijuana-related…

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