Vernon Hills Animal Hospital Blog
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
There’s a powerful new tool to relieve itchy dogs
The buds on the old red maple outside my window tantalize me with the promise of spring. The sinus headache that woke me this morning is an...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
We’re proud to be a Cat Friendly Practice
As I drove to work the other day, I noticed a furry head sticking out of the rear window of the SUV in the adjacent lane. It belonged to a ...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Happy campers, canine style
For me, summer evokes memories of the carefree days of camp: paddling canoes, diving off a dock into invigorating lake water, telling scary...
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Just in time for the Fourth, a new drug for noise aversion
We're getting close to many pet owners' least favorite time of the year: fireworks and thunderstorm season. Around the Fourth of J...
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Chasing a plastic bag is fun!
Bonnie, a muscular golden retriever, limped into the exam room, her head bobbing when her lame foreleg hit the floor. Bonnie’s owner, S...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The 6 ickiest things your veterinarian sees
If you think you’ve got it bad, smelling rotting sack lunches in the break-room fridge or putting up with a co-worker’s fetid breath, try s...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
A closer look at cloudy eyes
If you’re lucky enough to have a dog or cat live into old age, you’ve seen her eyes develop a hazy, milky appearance. It may have alarmed y...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Your cat’s upcoming appointment: Tips for the fairly fearless veterinary visit
When it comes to visits to an animal hospital, the latest buzzword in the veterinary world is “fear-free.” For dogs, a non-stressful experi...
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Beyond the cone of shame
I had just finished suturing the incision on the Shih Tzu’s right hip. Now came the tactical planning: How could I keep Snookie from teari...
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