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Purrfect Tips for Preventing Litter Box Problems

May 21, 2019

Here at Animal Care Clinic, we know how important it is to our clients that are feline friends use their litter boxes and not our carpets, clothing, or rugs.  It can ruin the animal human bond when this is not happening.  Here’s some helpful tips to prevent a problem and keep our feline babies using…

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Buy Your Kid a Dog

April 22, 2019

  Most of us want to raise our kids to be leaders – to dream their own dreams stand up against the crowd when the crowd is wrong, and enjoy the joy and accomplishment of working well with others.  But, how do you nurture these skills in children?  New research offers a suggestion – get…

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Bladder Stones – Oh My!

April 11, 2019

The fast onset of urinary issues is one of the more common problems we encounter for pets at Barrington Square Animal Hospital.  Our clients in Hoffman Estates may recognize these problems after a variety of clinical signs develop in their pets including: increased thirst, increased urinary frequency, straining to urinate, accidents in the house, or…

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Pet Safety Considerations for Late Winter/Early Spring

March 19, 2019

At Animal Care Clinic of Pingree Grove, we want our patients to steer clear of safety hazards that can turn into emergencies.  Each season has its own unique circumstances that we should prepare for to help minimize certain dangers. Here are some tips to help you deal with late winter and early spring hazards your…

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The Top 3 Surprising Reasons Your Pet is Vomiting

March 4, 2019

Aside from skin issues, the top thing that brings most dogs and cats to Animal Care Clinic is vomiting and/or diarrhea. Most cases are acute (less that 2-3 days) and are usually a combination of vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite. To many people’s surprise (and contrary to DR GOOGLE) the top 3 causes for…

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE HILLS RECALL

February 1, 2019

The select canned dog food products listed in Appendix A are being voluntarily recalled by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The list contains 14 Hill’s Prescription Diet & 11 Hill’s Science Diet SKUs being recalled due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D caused by a supplier error. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation…

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What Are Anal Glands?

December 10, 2018

Dogs, like skunks, have scent glands positioned at 5 and 7 o’clock in relation to their anus. Unlike skunks, a dog cannot manually express their owner glands. Normally the glandular secretion (the stinky stuff) should passively empty onto the feces as they defecate. This does not always happen due to a combination of potential contributors…

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5 Facts About Hairballs

December 10, 2018

Being a veterinarian at Animal Care Clinic of Fox Valley in Algonquin , IL my clients commonly have concerns about their cats having hairballs. Here’s interesting hairball facts that I hope you find helpful. 1) More than an occasional hairball is not considered normal. 2) Cats develop hairballs from either digesting an abnormal amount of…

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Do Cats and Dogs Need Their Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

December 10, 2018

Here at the Animal Care Clinic in Algonquin, Illinois, our number one “surgical” procedure is dental prophy or cleaning. The American Veterinary Dental Association estimates that 80% of all dogs over the age of 3 and 60% of cats over the age of 5 have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is painful and…

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Pet Food and How to Choose Them

December 10, 2018

Some of the most common questions we review with clients every day at Barrington Square Animal Hospital in Hoffman Estates revolve around diet, diet choices and which foods to feed our pets. One of the reasons that these questions are so common (and also so challenging) to answer are that there are so many options…

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