Madison, a three year old Labrador Retriever, was presented to Oswego Animal Hospital for a week long history of diarrhea, intermittent episodes of vomiting and lethargy. On physical examination, Madison was slightly dehydrated with no other abnormalities noted.
Due to Madison’s clinical signs of diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy, it was recommended that Madison have both blood work and a [...]
Wilson is an 8-month-old intact male mixed breed dog who was recently pulled from a local shelter by a rescue group. He presented for his intake exam to assess his overall health and administer all vaccines, and to start heartworm and flea/tick prevention. His overall health was found to be excellent, with the exception of his skin.
Wilson had numerous papules and pustules across his entire [...]
Edwin, a 6 month old male intact domestic medium haired cat, presented to Oswego Animal Hospital for an examination. Edwin was previously an outdoor cat that came from a rural community. The owners noticed both his ears were dirty and that he scratched them frequently. On presentation, Edwin was examined and found to have excoriations (scratches) in both of his ear pinnas and on the skin [...]
Sandy is an eight year-old shar pei mix who presented to the Animal Care Center late morning.
According to her owner, she was normal the night before. She had a little bit of an appetite in the morning but, as the morning progressed, she became lethargic and seemed confused. She did not seem to "snap out of it", so her owner brought her in.
On presentation to the clinic, she seemed quiet, [...]
Pet obesity is becoming an epidemic in the United states. It is estimated that over half of all household dogs are overweight.
At Animal Care Center that percentage is higher!
Obesity can lead to many health problems including heart disease and diabetes. Another condition commonly seen is early onset of debilitating osteoarthritis. We often see patients who live in [...]
A 10-year-old female spayed Domestic Shorthair named Penelope presented to Hinsdale Animal Hospital for evaluation after the owners noticed a small bump on her face. The mass had slowly gotten larger over the course of a few weeks.
A fine needle aspirate (FNA) and cytology was performed by Dr. Plomin and sent into the laboratory. Results confirmed feline cutaneous mast cell tumor.
A mast [...]
According to the AVMA: Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza A virus. In March 2015, an outbreak started in the Chicago area was determined to be due to an H3N2 strain. This strain had never previously been recognized in the United States, but since this time it has spread to many states and thousands of dogs have tested positive for exposure to [...]
Lola is a 2 year old, spayed female, pug that presented to Dr. Buedel at Animal Care Center of Plainfield for straining to urinate and not being able to produce any urine. Her temperature, heart rate, and respiration were all normal. Although, she was painful when her abdomen was palpated.
Radiographs were take and revealed a large distended bladder, but there did not seem to be any foreign [...]
This weeks case of the week deals with a dog that was urinating all over the house uncontrollably. Mia is a 6 year old female, Yorkie mix who for the past couple weeks, has been urinating small amounts all over the house. The urine had blood in it, but was a very small volume of urine.
When Mia first arrived, a urinary tract infection was suspected. Urine was collected to submit for analysis. [...]
Zander, a 14-year-old neutered male Domestic Shorthair, presented to Hinsdale Animal Hospital for evaluation after the owners noticed Zander’s breath had become foul smelling. A dental cleaning and examination was scheduled and Dr. Plomin was able to perform a complete oral examination with the patient under anesthesia. Not only was Zander found to have significant dental disease but also, in [...]
Help Save Pets was originally founded as the Humane Society of Plainfield in 2000. Since then, we have placed more than 11,000 animals into loving homes. Each one of these animals was given shelter, food, and medical aid and vaccinations and time to find the right home. We have grown and now operate out of 6 locations, not all of them in Plainfield. In 2008, we changed our name from the Humane Society of Plainfield to Help Save Pets, still HSP.
Dr. Tony Kremer owns 6 veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area and one in Ohio. He is the founder of Help Save Pets, an animal shelter which has saved more than 11,000 pets since 2000. Dr. Tony’s knowledge, insight, and advice are shared regularly with major media outlets across the nation and in the third largest market. Dr. Tony is also a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Public Education Committee that routinely gets the word out about responsible pet ownership.