COVID-19

Information is valid as of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Despite the COVID-19 crisis, West Loop Veterinary Care remains committed to providing outstanding care for pets and exceptional service to the people who love them. As we deal with the ramifications of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we will keep in touch with you via our website, email newsletters and our Facebook page. These sources will provide information about our practice and tips for keeping pets safe. The best source for the most up-to-date information about the overall situation is the U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at www.cdc.gov.
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Pets & People

  COVID-19 IS A NEW VIRUS AND INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE VIRUS IS CHANGING RAPIDLY. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19, INCLUDING QUESTIONS REGARDING COVID-19 AND ANIMALS, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE UNITED STATES CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC). THEY ARE BEST ABLE TO PROVIDE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION. www.CDC.gov COVID-19 & PetsBy David Gonsky, DVMFounder & Chief Veterinary OfficerWest Loop Veterinary Care At West Loop Veterinary Care, we strive to provide clients with timely and accurate information important for the care of their pets. The information provided below is accurate as of March 9, 2020. Information may change as
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Pet Dental Health

Dental health is closely linked to your pet’s overall health and happiness. Caring for your cat or dog’s dental hygiene can extend the length and improve the quality of your pet’s life. Poor dental hygiene can lead to a number of tooth and gum-related issues, including periodontal disease, gingivitis, tooth decay, broken teeth and abscesses. It can also lead to infections elsewhere in the body, including the liver kidneys and heart. Periodontal disease is the most common dental problem in both dogs and cats. Most pets will show early indications of the disease by the time they are 3 years
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MARIJUANA, CBD AND YOUR PET

Marijuana With marijuana now legal in Illinois and many other states, it is important that pet owners be aware of the dangers of marijuana to pets. Marijuana in all forms can be toxic, and possibly even deadly, to pets. Edibles and concentrates can be especially toxic to pets. Marijuana edibles, such as brownies and candy, can have additional toxicity when made with chocolate, raisins, macadamia nuts, sugar-free sweeteners such as xylitol or other foods that are toxic to pets. Second-hand smoke can also be a problem for pets. What if my pet ingests marijuana? If a pet ingests marijuana, pet
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