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Looking for another alternative for noise phobias for your pet!!!
Leptospirosis is in Chicago! There has been a steady rise of Leptospirosis in the Chicagoland area recently due to the recent rise in rat population, and wet weather. Leptospirosis is a bacteria found in rodent and wild life urine in which our pets can become infected by accidently drinking contaminated water. Symptoms include flu like symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, and can lead to death. It is also zoonotic which mean people are also susceptible to the bacteria. Prevention is usually the key which is why we recommend the Leptospirosis vaccine. Please give us a call if you would like to update Fluffy with the vaccine!
Yay! No pet food recalled for this month! Check out the link below for the latest pet food recalls in your area.
This month Abell Animal Hospital is offering a discount on select heartworm and flea/tick prevention. For October, we are continuing to offer a special on PROHEART and BRAVECTO. If you purchase 12 months of Proheart and 12 months of Bravecto, two lucky furry pooches will be randomly selected to win a year supply of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention!! Call today to schedule your yearly exam!
Happy Halloween! Remember chocolate is toxic to our furry four legged friends so please remember to make sure they are out of paws reach. Symptoms of chocolate toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea and can be life threatening. Please either give us a call (773) 631-6727, an emergency clinic, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control if Fluffy or Kitty has accidently gotten into chocolate. The ASPCA poison control is available 24/7, (888) 426-4435, a $65 consultation fee may apply. They also have a mobile app that you can download on your smart phone, follow the link below.
Blue Pearl in Skokie (847) 673-9110.
Blue Pearl in Northfield (847) 564-5775
Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove (847) 459-7535
MedVet in Chicago on Clybourn Ave (773) 281-7110
Proper socialization for your puppy and kitten is very important as they are growing up. It helps them be more comfortable around other places, people, and animals. Below are links to some tips on how to properly socialize Fluffy and Kitty so that they can enjoy whatever the world has to offer them!
What is the average life span for dogs and cats?
The average life span of dogs and cats vary depending on the breed and size. Keep in mind that this is just an average and our furry companions can live longer or shorter depending on their overall health. For cats, the average life span is typically around 14-15 years of age. For dogs, this varies slightly depending on their size. Typically, small breed dog’s average life span is around 14 years of age while middle to large breed dog’s average life span is around 12 years of age.
Katina is a 2 year old female Himalayan cat that was in dystocia (difficulty giving birth when going into labor) two months ago. She was eventually able to deliver her kittens however only 3 survived and 2 were still born. Below is one of her kittens that came in recently for a wellness check before moving to her forever home. How cute is that!
Please send us a picture and a small paragraph about your pet to get them featured in our next newsletter. Send the information to Abellanimal@gmail.com Attention PET OF THE MONTH.