Walking the Dog…

Elmhurst_iStock_000016552839_LargeFor some pet owners, simply attaching a leash to their pet’s collar is all that’s needed for a successful walk with their dog… but not all of us are that lucky.

Unfortunately, dogs don’t come leash trained (unless you’re the lucky adopter of an adult or senior pet). While it’s true that some pets don’t need to be bribed, begged, or otherwise convinced that a walk in the park is, well, a walk in the park; others are in need of considerable training, as they tend to pull on their leash, chase wildlife, or jump up on passersby. Whatever the case, there is irrefutable evidence that pets and their owners subscribe to the healthiest of habits by getting outside for walks together.

January has marked the celebration of two wonderful month-long occassions: National Train Your Dog Month and National Walk Your Dog Month. This double-whammy of national support shows just how important it is for your pet to have a healthy lifestyle.

Walking – and walking in tandem with your pet – is probably the easiest, most convenient, and pleasurable of all the exercise routines out there. Working  and walking together, we are positive both of your fitness goals will be satisfied. Continue…

Linking Nutrition to Pet Obesity: A Guide For Success

kitten eatingMoving into the new year, pet owners can do a variety of things to keep the future full of adoring looks, happy wags, cozy cuddles, and sweet smooches. But possibly the single-most important aspect of taking care of your pet’s health involves what they eat.

With pet obesity rates rising, doing what you can for your pet now can prevent health problems, or drastically minimize existing ones. Join us in learning more about the connection between nutrition and obesity. Continue…

Pet Preventative Care Plans: A Powerful Tool for Proactive Pet Ownership

iStock_000012298746_LargeIt’s a fact of life – pets develop health problems. They get sick or injured, or develop a disease. Some of these things may be preventable. If you knew that your pet’s problem could have been prevented, wouldn’t you do everything in your power to go back in time and do so?

Our preventative care plans are designed to help catch problems early so that we can treat them more effectively and, in some instances, prevent them entirely.

Pet Preventative Care Plans at Elmhurst Animal Care Center

We strongly believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is why we have designed Preventative Care Plans for our client’s pets with plans designed to make proactive pet care easy and affordable. Continue…

An Ounce of Prevention…

 

… is worth a pound of cure!  At Elmhurst Animal Care Hospital, we truly believe this old adage.  Preventive veterinary care is defined as care that prevents or slows illness or disease.  Who wouldn’t want that?  That is why we offer convenient, affordable preventive care packages for your pets!

Every preventive plan includes unlimited free office visits and physical exams by a licensed veterinarian.  A good physical exam is our most powerful tool for detecting and treating problems.  Each plan also includes early screening options and high quality vaccines to further prevent and find disease.  Continue…