Monthly Archives May 2016

How to remove a tick

If your dog spends a lot of time outside, especially during the warmer months, doing routine tick checks should become a daily habit.   Even if your dog is on a tick preventative, this is not always completely effective in stopping a tick from latching on.   On average, it takes 24-48 hours for an infection to transmit to your dog from a tick, so finding and removing a tick is important.
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Dog Bite Prevention

National Dog Bite Prevention Week kicked off yesterday and is about educating people on how to prevent dog bites.  Blum Animal Hospital wants to make sure all of our clients are kept safe and understand that there is not just one specific breed of dog that bites – any dog can bite!
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The tick-y truth about lyme disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and at Blum Animal Hospital, we want to make sure all owners know what it is and how it can affect your pet.  Even though you may not have ever seen a tick in Chicago, that doesn’t mean they aren’t still around! While ticks are most often found in heavily wooded areas, under brush or on tall grass, they can be found anywhere.
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