Ready for Pet Pictures? Tips & Tricks for Fantastic Results

We’re ready for spring, how about you? One of the best ways to usher in the season of buds and blooms is to gather all of our friends together. The Pet Experts love seeing members of our fine community and this April, we are happy to host a seasonal event for pets and their people to enjoy. The best part? Pet pictures with the Easter Bunny!

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Most dog owners will not take their dog into a crowded public setting if they’re not properly trained. But even animals that have received obedience training can feel overwhelmed in certain situations. The distractions and temptations notwithstanding, the tax on their senses can simply be too much.

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Veterinary Hospital Lobby Etiquette

Bringing your pet to the veterinarian can invoke a wide variety of emotions depending on why you’re there and how your pet reacts to different sights, sounds, and smells. The constantly changing environment can be stressful, and situations can escalate quickly if precautions aren’t in place.

Brushing up on veterinary hospital lobby etiquette can help ensure a safe and calm experience for you, your pet, and everyone else.

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Cheers to Our Readers! Elmhurst Animal Care Center’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

A pet birthday part is fun for pets and people

At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we take great pride in being your trusted source of knowledge and information when it comes to your pet. Our educational pet care blogs is one way we extend our service to you outside of regular business hours, and we’re thrilled that so many of you are reading it!

Changing and growing is important to us, and we know that in order to do that, we must pause and reflect on what we’ve done in the past year. We hope you enjoy this list of our most popular pet care blogs of 2018!

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Veterinary Technician Appreciation: A Spotlight on Our Talented Professionals

Veterinary technicians keep veterinary practices near me running smoothly.

When you come to The Pet Experts, you’ve probably talked to one of our veterinary technicians about your pet’s health. Whether it’s for a preventive care exam, a dental cleaning, or if your pet is sick, you know it is a great comfort to have a caring, experienced, and knowledgeable veterinary technician helping to care for your pet.

But what, exactly, do these team members do? Far from simply fetching a vaccine or counting out pills, veterinary technician duties and talents range far and wide. And, with October 14 – 20th, 2018 designated National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, there’s no better time to shine a spotlight on these caring and skilled professionals.

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Pet insurance can defray the cost of veterinary care.If your pet were critically injured tomorrow, and needed to be hospitalized, could you afford the bill?

We all strive to take the very best care of our pets. They’re members of our family, after all! Luckily, we now have access to advanced veterinary care for our pets. From cancer treatment, to life saving critical care, to treatment for hyperthyroidism, we are fortunate to have many choices when it comes to treating major illness and injury. However, that advanced care does not come without cost. According to Canine Journal, the annual cost of pet care is now topping $1800 per pet. So it’s no wonder that veterinary care is becoming a significant financial strain on many families.

That’s where pet insurance comes in. Just as human health insurance is meant to bridge the gap between cost and needed health care, pet insurance can ease the financial burden of unexpected illness or injury in our pets. But is it worth it? Continue…

It’s the Final Countdown: Our Top Ten Blogs of 2015

Atopy_iStock_000052716348_Large-1.jpgThe results are in and the people have spoken. Have you been an avid follower of our blog this year? Even if not, keep reading to see our top ten blogs of 2015 from the Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center. Our countdown list is sure to get you caught up so that you don’t miss a beat in caring for your pet. Continue…

Like Letterman: Elmhurst Animal Care Center’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014

cute beagle lying on the grass in the parkIf you are like us, you love lists and you can’t get anything done without them! For us, finding out which blogs have been the most popular throughout 2014 has been a great exercise. We now have a window into what is most interesting – and important – to our valued readers, and can use that to better serve you and your fuzzy family.

We hope you enjoy this little peak into what topics your fellow pet owners find fascinating, and maybe learn a little something new in the process. So, without further delay… Continue…

A World Of Thanks from Elmhurst Animal Care Center

happy thanksgivingAs the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us are pausing to consider all we have to be grateful for. Whether your year has been all you had hoped for, or you’ve experienced the ups and downs familiar to us all, we each have something or someone in our life to be thankful for.

We are a business, but we are also comprised of individuals who are each thankful. As such, we would like to express our gratitude and count our blessings. We know that not all businesses are as blessed as ours is, so we acknowledge that we have a lot to be thankful for.

And so, we give thanks… Continue…