Thank you everyone for giving our Facebook page a "Like" this past holiday season. With all the likes we got we were able to donate all of this food to Boxer Rebound and Animal House Shelter!
A big thank you to Purina and Royal Canin for supplying the food!
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Dr. Liv on WGN
Our very own Dr. Liv was on WGN with Koda, her foster from Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, this week! They talk about his awesome transformation, made possible by having Koda on a healthy diet and using our rehabilitation center! (And, of course, lots of WVC love)
Follow this link to watch the video! : http://wgntv.com/2018/03/23/adopt-a-pet-5/
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Spring is here! It’s time to brush up on our spring safety tips! Here are 5 things to keep in mind as you and your four-legged friends prepare for longer days and nicer weather.
Thinking of doing some spring cleaning? Make sure to keep harsh chemicals out of reach from your pets. Make sure to open windows when using products with chemicals. Strong acidity cleaners are dangerous and corrosive. These include rust removers, toilet cleaners and surface cleaners with hydrochloric acid.
Fertilizers pose a deadly threat to dogs and cats if ingested. After fertilizing your lawn or garden wait at least two days to let your pets on the treated area. Pets can easily digest fertilizer if it is picked up on their fur and paws. If you suspect your pet has ingested fertilizer or poisonous lawn treatment, contact us immediately.
With everything defrosting in the spring, fleas and ticks are more prominent. Preventative care should be used on your pets all year round. After outdoor activity, inspect your pet for fleas and ticks. Ask us what preventatives are best suited for your pet.
Warm weather comes along with more time outside. If you let your pet off leash, make sure they always have proper identification in the form of a microchip or tags.
We aren’t the only ones that get allergies! Springtime can mean an onslaught of allergies for our four-legged friends too. Dust, plants, and pollen can cause sneezing and runny noses in your pets. Bee stings can also cause dogs or cats to go into shock. If you notice signs of allergies in your pets, contact us right away.
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It’s the start of Poison Prevention week! Take a look at these household items that can be poisonous to your pet. Keep in mind that the below items are only a few of the many household dangers to pets.
While Advil or over-the-counter medications can help us feel better, it does not have the same effect on pets. Prescription drugs and antidepressants can cause elevated heart rate, seizures, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and even death.
Rodenticides are easy for dogs to get a hold of. The main types of rodenticides contain warfarin, brodifacoum, diphacinone, and bromethalin. The threat to a dog’s health when ingesting rodenticides are anticoagulants. Ingesting these chemicals can increase seizures and paralysis in dogs, as well as tissue mineralization.
Perhaps one of the easiest items for a dog to accidentally ingest is a plant. Toxic plants to dogs include apple trees, aloe, holly, lilies, daffodils, azaleas, baby’s breath, bird of paradise, daisies, carnations, cherry plants, chives, bamboo, hibiscus and more.
If you suspect your pet has ingested any of the above toxins, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
“Common Household Dangers for Pets.” RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.
“PetMD, LLC.” Poisoning in Dogs. PetMD, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.
“10 Dog Poisons: Plants, Foods, Medicines, and More.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.
“10 Poison Pills” for Pets.” AVMA, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.
“Top 10 Pet Poisons - Top Ten Dog and Cat Poisons - Pet Poison Helpline.” Pet Poison Helpline. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.
“Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants.” ASPCA. ASPCA, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2016.
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Many of you may already know Koda if you follow us on social media! Koda is Dr. Liv's foster dog from IL Doberman Rescue Plus. While Dr. Liv was in Florida this past month Koda got to hang out at WVC and continue to lose weight with a managed diet and exercise plan in our rehabilitation center! It has been so exciting to see the transformation Koda has made over the past couple months through Dr. Liv's "Fit Camp" which includes a good diet and exercise. His energy level is up, his coat is improving and his personality is out to shine. After shedding over 35 pounds we all can see just how handsome Koda is!
An excerpt from Koda's page on the IDR+ website: "Koda came to IDR+ via a small rural shelter, where his owner had surrendered him for suddenly urinating in the house during the subzero coldsnap in late December. At 3 years old, he weighed over 120 pounds, couldn’t walk, struggled to breathe, and had a laundry list of medical issues from being free-fed Alpo and never taken to the vet. Over the past several months, he has been fostered with our incredible vet, Dr Liv at Woodstock Veterinary Clinic, who specializes in rehab and PT, and she put him on a diet and acted as his daily personal trainer with underwater treadmill sessions, massage, laser, and other treatments to get him healthy again. He has lost 35+ pounds and is almost healthy enough to neuter!"
See more videos and pictures on our social media and by visiting IL Doberman Rescue Plus!
Learn more about Woodstock Veterinary Clinic's Boarding Facility here!
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ASK US ABOUT WHICH PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PET!
1 Blagburn BL, Dryden MW. Biology, treatment, and control of flea and tick infestations. Vet Clin N Am Small Anim. 2009;39(6):1173-1200. Copyright © 2017 Intervet Inc., d/b/a Merck Animal Health, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. All rights reserved.
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