Veterinary Blog in Chicago

Cat Care & Behavior

August 22 is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! As a Certified Cat Friendly Practice, our team at West Loop Veterinary Care is committed to the health and well-being of our feline friends. We know that one of the most effective ways to make certain our cats are happy and healthy…

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What Your Cat is Trying to Say: Cat Body Language in Chicago, IL

Have you ever wondered what your cat would say to you if they could talk? Many humans spend a lot of time wondering what’s going through the minds of their cats, and if you do this too, you’re not alone. But did you know that you can tell a lot about a…

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6 Signs Your Pet Needs to See the Emergency Veterinarian in Chicago, IL

There are many instances in which a pet might need to see an emergency veterinarian. September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, and part of responsible ownership is being aware of and prepared for situations that could constitute an emergency. Here are six common signs that your pet should visit West Loop Veterinary…

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Microchips: Reunite with Lost Pets in Chicago and the West Loop

The statistics regarding lost pets are sobering. The American Humane Association estimates that more than 10 million dogs and cats are separated from their owners each year through theft or because they become lost. The American Kennel Club estimates that one out of three dogs will go missing from its family in…

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How to tell if your Dog Has Seasonal Allergies and Ways to Help in Chicago, IL

Spring, summer, and fall bring many seasonal allergies for pets. We’ll take a closer look at signs of allergies in dogs, and offer some tips on their prevention and treatment. Many seasonal allergy symptoms are similar to those of other conditions, so it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and know…

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Dog Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety & Pets: What You Need to Know in Chicago, IL

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new normal for everyone, including our pets. One of the big changes is that pets have been able to enjoy more time with their people, more frequent walks for dogs, more mental stimulation, and in some cases, too many treats. As pet owners return to the…

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Giardia In Dogs

What You Need to Know About Giardia in Dogs in Chicago, IL

Now that the snow has melted and rain leaves puddles all around the city, dog owners should be aware of giardia, a common ailment among city dogs. Giardia is a type of parasite that can be found in water, grass, soil, and all sorts of other substances your dog may encounter. It…

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Caring for Senior Pets in Chicago, IL

Whether you’ve recently adopted a senior pet or watched your puppy grow and age, we know that there are many benefits and challenges of having an older pet At West Loop Veterinary Care we understand the special considerations our senior patients require to ensure that they live out their mature years with…

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The Importance of Dog and Cat Vaccinations in Chicago, IL

Throughout 2020, many people in our West Loop community have added new cats and dogs to their families. Whenever we welcome new animals into our homes, it’s important to set them up for health success. It’s important to create a safe space for them, ranging from setting up a bed to puppy…

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Reasons Your Dog Might Be Coughing in Chicago, IL

Coughing in dogs is often more than just a simple discomfort. The reasons behind it can be simple to manage, or they can indicate progression of deadly disease. Any time your dog starts coughing regularly (theoretically, any more than once a week), you should make an appointment with your veterinarian. However, we…

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