Potential Water Danger to Dogs

August 14, 2019

Many pet owners are unaware of the danger of blue green algae poisoning and don’t know how to identify bodies of water that are unsafe: The problem is most likely to occur in bodies of fresh water when the weather has been warm (over 75 degrees F) and sunny. Water containing toxic algal blooms will…

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Golden Ultrasounds at ACC

July 31, 2019

Golden Retrievers are one of the nation’s favorite breeds, and it’s no question as to why. They’re people-pleasers, intelligent, and extremely loyal. Unfortunately, this popular breed comes with common health concerns. In the veterinary world, Golden Retrievers are known for falling ill with cancer. One of the more common cancers in Goldens is called Hemangiosarcoma. As…

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Starting On The Right Paw: House Training Tips For Your Puppy

June 25, 2019
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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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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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