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October Newsletter 2016

Abell’s monthly newsletters are available for tidbits of information regarding pet healthcare. Please feel free to share these with your family and friends.

What to expect from our monthly newsletters:

  1. Fact or Fiction?We will provide a “True” or “False” statement and you will receive the answer with the next month’s newsletter

  2. Information regarding services we offer at our practice, that you might be unaware of.

  3. New information regarding any recalls or other matters pertaining to your pet’s health.

  4. Updates on monthly discounts offered at Abell Animal Hospital.

  5. Seasonal recommendations for your pet.

  6. Behavior training recommendations for your pet.

  7. Question of the month. One client’s burning questions will be answered by a veterinarian.

  8. Pet of the month


  • October: Dogs and cats can heal their own wounds by licking them.

    • FALSE

    • Dogs and cat CAN NOT heal their own wounds by licking them and can actually make their wounds worse. If you notice a wound on Fluffy and Kitty it is important to clean the wound with antiseptic solution and to bring them in for an exam as he/she may need antibiotics.

  • November: Are calico cats always female in gender.

  • Tune in next month to find out the answer for September. Let us know what you think on our facebook page!


    Looking for another alternative for noise phobias for your pet!!!

    • Try Sileo! Pronounced “si-lehh-o”, it’s a Latin word meaning to “be silent”. Sileo is a product that helps your pet with loud noises such as thunderstorms or fireworks. It’s easy to administer at home and its onset of action is quick. We now carry Sileo so if you’re looking for another alternative for your pet’s noise phobia please call to schedule an appointment and we would be happy to discuss it further!


    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.

    Local Emergency Clinics

    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

    ASPCA Mobile App Link



    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!

    Tips of Socializing Dogs


    Tips of Socializing Cats



    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.

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