Veterinary Blog in Chicago

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Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism in Cats

When our cats aren’t feeling well, it can be a worrying time for any pet owner. Understanding what signs to look for can help us take the best care of our beloved pets. Today, we’re diving into a common condition in older cats: hyperthyroidism. Let’s look at the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in…

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Signs Of Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a condition that many dog owners worry about. It’s a joint problem that can cause pain and mobility issues for our canine buddies. Here we’ll explore what signs to look out for if you’re concerned your dog might be dealing with hip dysplasia. If you notice any of these…

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What is Dental Disease in Dogs?

Dental disease is a much more common condition in dogs than you might think. It can start developing as early as 2-3 years of age, and if a dental care regimen isn’t implemented to keep your dog’s mouth healthy, the condition can progress and cause permanent damage to the teeth and gums.…

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Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

You may have heard about a potentially new pathogen associated with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC) that has been reported in at least 14 states including veterinary laboratories in Oregon, Colorado, and New Hampshire. These reports have outlined respiratory cases presenting with coughing due to chronic tracheitis or pneumonia lasting weeks to months with minimal response…

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Dog Vomiting Blood: Causes, Emergency Actions, and Treatment

Vomiting blood is a concerning issue that can affect our beloved canine companions. While we’re here to educate and raise awareness, it’s important to remember that this blog cannot replace professional veterinary care. If you notice any concerning symptoms in your dog, please reach out to us at West Loop Veterinary Care,…

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Parties and Pets: Hosting Pet-Friendly Holiday Gatherings

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s a time for joy, celebration, and spending quality time with loved ones. For pet owners, that includes our furry companions who are an integral part of the family. At West Loop Veterinary Care, we understand the significance of including pets in your holiday celebrations…

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Traveling for the Holidays: Tips for Stress-Free Pet Adventures 

The holiday season is fast approaching, and many pet owners are getting ready to visit family and friends or take a well-deserved vacation. If you’re planning to travel with your furry companion, it’s essential to prepare for a stress-free pet adventure.  Preparing Your Pet for Travel At West Loop Veterinary Care, we…

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Season’s Treatings: Safe and Not-So-Safe Holiday Foods for Pets

The holiday season is a joyful time filled with festivities, family gatherings, and of course, delicious food. As pet owners, it’s essential to be aware of what holiday foods are safe for your furry companions and which ones can be harmful. In this informative blog, we’ll guide you through the seasonal treats…

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Pet Parasite Prevention in Chicago – Why It’s Important

If you’re a loving pet owner in Chicago, you know our bustling urban landscape comes with its own set of challenges. But have you ever considered parasites? No, we’re not talking about those pesky parking tickets. We’re talking about fleas, ticks, and heartworms that can make your fur baby’s life miserable—and yours…

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Dog Lethargy: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Dogs can become lethargic for a variety of reasons. In most cases, this is not normal behavior, and it can indicate that something is wrong with your pet’s health. You should consider lethargy in dogs as a symptom that something is wrong and take your dog to the vet. This is especially…

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