5 of the Most Googled Dog Questions… and Answers!

Dog at a computer.

There are just some questions that (most) dog owners are dying to know. Sometimes, searching on the internet can leave you with more questions than answers! Luckily, we have the answers. The team at Elmhurst Animal Care Center has put together this guide of five of the most googled dog questions to help dog owners with their most burning questions: 

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What It Means If Your Cat Is FIV Positive

Most people have heard of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. Did you know, though, that there is a feline version of this disease? While not technically related to human HIV, feline immunodeficiency virus shares many of the same characteristics. The team at Elmhurst Animal Care Center wants you to know what it means to have an FIV positive pet.

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Could It Be Dog Alopecia? Dog Hair Loss and What to Do

Dog hair loss.

Dealing with pet hair is just part of owning a dog, right? When you start to see bald spots, though, it has gone beyond normal shedding.

If you are dealing with dog hair loss, no need to panic. The experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center can help with everything from allergies to dog alopecia.

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Elmhurst Exotic Vets: Bearded Dragon Basics

Bearded dragon care.

At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we love your exotic pets as much as you do, and we want to help you offer them the best care possible. Bearded dragons are great exotic pets to bring into your home, but they do require specific care considerations. Your Elmhurst exotic vets are here with some basic care tips so you can ensure your bearded dragon has a happy and healthy life:

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Dog and Cat Urinary Problems To Look Out For

Taking the dog out for a walk.

Since our furry friends can’t verbalize when they are having unusual health issues, we have to know how to spot differences in their behavior that could indicate a problem. Dog and cat urinary problems can lead to discomfort and infection and often need medical attention to solve. If you notice any of the following in your dog or cat, it is time to schedule an appointment with your friends at Elmhurst Animal Care Center:

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Your Veterinarian’s Online Store: What You Can And Can’t Do

Woman shopping at veterinary online store.

At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we are lucky enough to have a fully-stocked veterinary online store that makes it easier for you to get necessities for your pets. This veterinary online pharmacy and store allows you to order a wide range of medications and supplies for your animal family members, but it does have some limitations of which you should be aware. Keep reading to learn about what you can and cannot do with our online store:

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Ringworm Treatment and Prevention for Dogs and Cats

Over the last year, the world has been paying much closer attention to zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that can be transferred between humans and animals. Some diseases have taken over the spotlight more than others. However the others, like ringworm, haven’t gotten the attention they deserve. This form of zoonosis can cause serious problems for your pets. Even if they do not have it, it is helpful to know about ringworm treatment for dogs and cats.

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Elmhurst Veterinary Care 101: Anal Glands

Elmhurst dog with anal glands

The pet experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center love almost everything about your pets. Yes, we said almost. 

While there is a lot to adore about our furry patients, anal glands are the one part that we could do without. The Elmhurst veterinary care team wants to share the “joy” of pet anal glands and why they are such a pain in the rear. 

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Too Much or Not Enough? Elmhurst’s Veterinary Advice on Pets and Water Consumption

An Elmhurst pet needing help with their water.

One of the biggest problems among our pet companions is getting them to drink the right amount of water to keep them hydrated and healthy. For some pets, drinking a lot of water can pose a risk of overconsumption, while others snub their nose at tap water and refuse to drink enough. 

Here’s some veterinary advice from the team at Elmhurst Animal Care Center to help you understand more about pets and water consumption and how to know how much is enough.

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Spay/Neuter Awareness: How To Support Your Pet After Surgery

A woman sits with her cat who just had surgery.

Before being categorized as “adoptable,” animal shelters surgically sterilize pets. But, many cats and dogs are brought home from other sources before they are spayed or neutered. This places the responsibility on pet owners to schedule and commit to the procedure, and provide gentle care in the days and weeks that follow. Supporting a pet after surgery can be very challenging, but it’s much easier when you’re prepared.

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