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Overweight Pets

Is my Pet Overweight? Over 50% of the pets out there are overweight. Obesity in cats and dogs is a very serious health concern.

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Cats – When Should Your Cat See a Veterinarian?

Annual Physical Exams Cats tend to hide their illnesses in the early stages. A veterinarian can detect signs of disease and treat or prevent problems from progressing. You should take your cat to your veterinarian at least once a year for a complete physical examination.

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The “Indoor” Cat

“But my cat never goes outside” is something I hear on a regular basis, and this is usually followed with the question “do they need a health check and vaccines?” My answer – Absolutely YES, and here are just a few of the reasons why:

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

What is the Thyroid Gland? Located in the neck, this gland controls metabolism (energy use) for the entire body. Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland overproduces hormone, increasing an individual’s metabolism and energy consumption.

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Dog Swim Safety

Summer is in full swing! Trips to the beach are a welcome weekend getaway to beat the heat for everyone in the family – Fido included! Or maybe your backyard pool beckons your dog on hot summer days.

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Lyme Disease

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is an infection caused by bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted by deer ticks and can infect many different animals, including dogs, cats, and humans.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Elgin Animal Hospital