Dundee Animal Hospital Blog

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1-Cent Microchipping Event in August at Dundee Depot

Did you know that 1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime? Did you also know that a pet is 20 times more likely to be returned to their family if they’re microchipped? To make sure more lost pets find their way home, Dundee Animal Hospital is hosting a low-cost microchip event at…

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Cat & Dog Heart Disease Concerns and Grain-Free/Boutique Diets

Heart disease is common in our companion animals, affecting 10-15 % of all dogs and cats.  However, the veterinary community has noticed an increase in a certain type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM.  The FDA has researched this and issued a warning regarding this heart disease and specific diets– BEG (boutique, exotic…

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Pet Preparedness Month Tips

As June is Pet Preparedness Month, we’ve been sharing some good information on social media regarding how to include your pet in your disaster/emergency preparedness plans. Tips have included: -Taking and keeping a selfie of you with your dog on your phone so you can prove ownership if separated; –Partnering with a neighbor to check…

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Elgin Road Construction

Now that winter is over, you know what time of year is here in Illinois- CONSTRUCTION season! If you travel in the area near our Elgin hospital, you may have noticed quite a bit of road construction underway lately.  The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction of an entrance ramp from northbound Randall Road…

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Expanded Recall for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canned Food

In an effort to keep our clients and pet parents up-to-date on important information, we are letting you know that Hill’s, one of our pet food providers, is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to…

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Elgin Animal Hospital Veterinarians Recognized by Local Police K-9 Department

  Last month, two of our Elgin veterinarians at Dundee Animal Hospital were recognized at the City of Elgin’s annual Police Awards.  This is an event where citizens, civilians, and officers received recognition for their exceptional contributions to the Elgin Police Department in 2018. On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, Dr. Kelly Lathrop and Dr. Jeremy…

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We Love a Parade!!!

Talk about fun!!!  Dundee Animal Hospital had a great time this past Saturday participating and marching in the THOM MCNAMEE MEMORIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE in East Dundee!  We had a great turnout with employees and clients alike joining in on the fun.  The dogs were a huge hit (of course) and everyone looked festive…

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Brown dog at St. Pats Parad

Parade Your Pet at the Dundee St. Pat’s Parade

  Looking for a fun day of good times and green to help you shake off those winter blahs?  Come join us at the “Parade Your Pet” contest on Saturday, March 9th as part of the Dundee St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year!  As the 2019 sponsor of the “Parade Your Pet” contest, Dundee Animal…

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Hills Dog Food Recall

Hill’s Canned Dog Food Recall

Hill’s, one of our dog food providers, is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues.  More information and a list of affected Hill’s products with SKU numbers can…

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Cat with its mouth wide open: Pet Bad Breath in Dundee

Should I Be Worried About My Cat or Dog’s Bad Breath (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our post, we discussed the possible causes of your pet’s bad breath.  We also discussed the importance of monitoring your pet for other signs/behaviors that might indicate a more serious issue.  Today, we’ll be discussing ways to both combat that bad breath and prevent further periodontal and more serious issues from…

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