pet cremation in the news

A sad news story is in the news, so wanted to bring it up in case you hear about it. A pet cremation service up in Pekin, IL (about 3 hours north of here) was not returning the actual pet’s ashes to the people….not sure what actually was in the boxes the people got. This […]

Animal acupuncture coming soon!

I am becoming a certified veterinary acupuncturist, and will complete my training in November. Acupuncture for animals has many benefits, and little to no side effects! It’s a great option when traditional medicine doesn’t seem to be helping as much as we would like. I will offer veterinary acupuncture for dogs and cats at home. […]

veterinarian in your area

If you’re looking for a veterinarian to keep your dog or cat healthy, how to find one? A local veterinarian that is honest and trusted can make your pet’s life better- and longer. Pet owners want truthful veterinarians with convenience. Belleville, IL and O’Fallon, IL tend to be the main areas our home veterinary service […]

Whipworms

Whipworms are an intestinal parasite that are so annoying, they actually deserve their own article! They live in the large intestine/colon, sucking nutrients, and sometimes causing gross, mucousy stool. Your dogs might squat and squat and not much comes out. Sometimes it can have a little blood in it. Some dogs can have such a […]

Living with and monitoring a diabetic pet

So you’ve embraced the diagnosis of diabetes. You’re giving insulin, and your anxiety attacks are milder now. With diabetes, you always must be on the watch for complications. Here’s what you need to know. If your pet’s insulin dose is not quite regulated, he or she will likely be drinking a lot of water, and […]

Who’s Somogyi and why should I care?

If you have a diabetic pet, you’ll want to know about Dr. Somogyi. He was a scientist who developed the first insulin treatment given to a (human) child. He also discovered the “Somogyi Effect.” Oh, and it’s pronounced so-MOH-gee. This phenomenon is what makes regulating insulin doses in dogs and cats extra challenging. If a […]

Urine problems in diabetic pets

OK, you’re doing great with your diabetic pet. Insulin shots are a piece of cake. You’re doing glucose curves or having fructosamine checked. (here’s the article that covers those). Why does your vet keep wanting a urine sample? Diabetic dogs and cats are very prone to developing urinary tract infections, or UTI’s. Even if your […]