Monthly Archives July 2014

Ringworm in Pets: What you need to know

  Remember when you were younger and had a friend who had ringworm- the oh, so dreaded “small, red ring?”  Easily diagnosed in humans, ringworm can be tricky to diagnose in our furry friends.  Therefore, it’s best to know what clinical signs to look for and how to prevent the contagious skin infection from spreading once infected.
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Lyme Disease

Chicago’s past winter was unfavorable for many reasons. Despite the record-breaking wind chill, flea and tick populations flourished due insulating effect of the constant snow cover.   This puts both our furry family members and us at risk for Lyme disease.
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Leptospirosis: Tips on Keeping Your Pet Safe

Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can cause liver and kidney failure (read more about it HERE), has recently been diagnosed in three vaccinated canines at our hospital alone.   Even though the most comprehensive vaccine only includes 4 strains, it is still highly recommended to vaccinate at risk pets.   Therefore, it is important to watch out for certain areas and activities that could put your beloved furry family member at risk even if currently vaccinated.
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Feline High-Rise Syndrome

Chicago is a budding metropolis, full of high-rise buildings and large apartment complexes. While this provides a stunning view for all of us, this poses an extreme, yet preventable risk for our beloved felines called High-Rise Syndrome.
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Keeping Your Pet Safe on the 4th

Independence Day is right around the corner and while you and your family are having fun, your pet might be feeling a little uncomfortable. Noise anxiety can arise from many different factors, including past experiences involving with thunderstorms, a genetic predisposition, age or hearing loss. No matter the cause, it’s important to relieve your pet’s stress. Below are a couple tips and products that can help you do just that!
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