Lyme Disease and Dogs:  What You Need to Know

Andro_iStock_000062813774_LargeTick season runs from April to October every year in Illinois, and living in an endemic state we need to be conscious of Lyme disease in both people and pets. The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital want to help you understand how to protect your pets and why Lyme disease and dogs just don’t mix. Continue…

How to Choose Safe Dog Toys

Wheaton_iStock_000027731191_Large (2)Does your dog have a penchant for unconventional dog toys? Things like your toothbrush, empty plastic bottles, paper, cat toys, or toilet paper rolls may top the list, but have you wondered about the safety of these items? Alternatively, have you considered the safety of store-bought dog toys?

Your pet’s exercise and entertainment go hand in hand with health and wellbeing. That’s why The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital offer a rundown of how to choose safe dog toys. Continue…

Jet Set Pet: Preparing for International Travel with a Pet

Wheaton_iStock_000090758517_LargeAny form of travel with a pet can add several layers of complexity – especially when traveling abroad. Not only is safety during travel a chief concern, but equal concerns include the travel readiness of your pet and the health requirements of your destination country.

To make this fur-friendly vacation the best yet, consider some of the following necessary steps to jet setting with your pet. Continue…