Links for Pet Owners

Links for Pet Owners

Health Risks for your Cat

Cats are America’s #1 pet. There are 86.4 million pet cats in the United States, compared with 78.2 million pet dogs, making cats the most popular pet. A third of U.S. households own at least one cat and more than half of those own at least two.

Cats need regular veterinary care, including wellness exams at least once a year. Cats age faster than you do, so an annual exam for them is similar to you visiting your doctor or dentist every four to five years. Prevention is always safer and less expensive than treatment, and is why your cat needs to be seen at least once a year by your veterinarian.

Your cat could be sick and you may not know it until it’s too late. Learn to watch for subtle signs of sickness and how to know when to contact your veterinarian on the Have We Seen Your Cat Lately website.

Getting Your Cat to The Veterinarian

Providing your cat with good health care, especially preventive health care, can allow her to live a longer, more comfortable life. However, this cannot happen unless you take your cat to see us routinely.

Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian, and that usually starts with the difficulty of getting your cat into the carrier. Once you’ve mastered how to get your cat into their carrier, the entire veterinary visit is usually less stressful.

Here are some great tips on how to make your trip to visit is less stressful.

Dog Obedience Training

Run by Meghan Skalak, and located on-site at Downers Grove Animal Hospital, 4 Paws Obedience Training uses positive techniques to help shape your dog’s skills.

Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience, and Good Manners
This class is designed for dogs 12 weeks to one year of age.

Basic Obedience Adult Class (6 weeks)
This class is designed for dogs over one year of age.

Continuing Education (5 weeks)
In this class you and your four legged friend will build on old cues such as stay, come, and heel. We will work closely with the other dogs in the class to ensure good manners when meeting others on walks, and learn focus and control with other dogs present.

K9 Games Event
A friendly competition and creative thinking to give your family and your dog a great bonding experience.

Pet Insurance

Unfortunately, we cannot predict an accident or illness for our pets. But, with Pets Best Pet Health Insurance you can be protected against unexpected veterinary costs. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are providing the best possible protection for your pet as well as your wallet. New policies receive a 5% discount if signed up using the link above or by quoting the referral code “VL15767” when calling in to start a new policy.

Pets Best plans cover accidents and illnesses, including cancer treatments, emergency visits, surgeries, lab tests and more.

Pets Best Pet Health Insurance for dogs and cats.