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Canine Influenza Update | May 2016

Canine Influenza Cases Confirmed Locally in Bloomington-Normal and Pontiac Update 5/27: We are now requiring all dogs boarding in our hospitals to have had both boosters of H3N2 and H3N8 Canine Influenza with the final boosters given at least two weeks prior to their boarding appointments. More information is provided below. Since the first outbreaks occurred in … Continue reading Canine Influenza Update | May 2016

Holiday Floral Threats

During the holidays, many homes may be decorated with traditional greenery – poinsettia, holly, mistletoe and lilies – which present potential toxic encounters for household pets. If these plants are part of your holiday tradition, limiting your pets’ exposure is key. Poinsettias, a common Christmas plant, only represent a mild concern with self-limiting signs. The … Continue reading Holiday Floral Threats

Holiday Season Means Delicious Foods and…Pancreatitis

As the holiday season draws near, gathering with friends and family dominate many of our plans for the upcoming months. Many times, our furry family members are right there with us enjoying the festivities. But before you let your pet indulge on treats from the parties, be aware that it can put them at risk … Continue reading Holiday Season Means Delicious Foods and…Pancreatitis

Tick-Borne Diseases: Lyme Disease

Following the lead of our colleague, Dr. Miller, we will take a closer look at Lyme disease, our area’s most common tick-borne disease. Lyme disease (named for the Connecticut town) has been around for over a century but did not gain public notoriety until the 1980s. The Northeastern US and upper Midwest represent disease “hotspots,” … Continue reading Tick-Borne Diseases: Lyme Disease

Why Should I Treat My Pets Year-Round with Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention?

It is that time of year again when we will start to see insects flourish, this includes fleas, ticks, bees, and mosquitoes. We’ve already seen our first cases of tick infestation and bee sting reactions in the middle of April this year. So, have you been giving heartworm, flea, and tick prevention through the winter? … Continue reading Why Should I Treat My Pets Year-Round with Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention?

Easter Toxin

Easter is a happy of time of year to celebrate with family and friends and welcome spring. But it is also a busy time of year for pet toxin ingestion making March Poison Prevention Month. The most common calls this time of year involve Easter lilies, chocolate, and Easter grass. True lilies such as Tiger, … Continue reading Easter Toxin