April 30, 2019
A shocking number of animals are lost each year. Microchipped pets are up to 50% more likely to be returned to their owners than those without a microchip.
March 28, 2019
Just like in people, prevention is the best way to ensure your pet is in great shape, free of disease or maladies. Prevention is the main reason why frequent exams help keep your pet healthy. Even so, regular pet health exams can do much more than that. If your pet is experiencing an underlying condition that is not yet prevalent, regular exams can help to ensure the issue does not progress any further. Let’s have a look at why veterinary exams are so important to your pet’s health.
February 15, 2019
When it comes to your pet’s health, periodontal disease is one of the most important considerations in a long-term care plan. In fact, bad oral health is responsible for some of the worst conditions your pet can experience, with late-stage symptoms that can include organ failure and untimely death. Preventing periodontal disease in your pet can help to provide your little friend with more than just a good quality of life, it will provide them with more years with the family as well.
January 15, 2019
Watery, itchy eyes, sensitive skin, uncontrollable sneezing… sounds like a day in the life of your allergy symptoms. But we’re not talking about your allergies – we’re talking about your pet’s. That’s right, your pet can experience the same allergy symptoms as you can, without access to a big box of tissues. Even more, they can’t really let us know they are having an allergic reaction until we see signs first hand. Paying attention to the common signs of pet allergies is the best way to make sure you can help your pet when allergies flare up. Let’s take a closer look.
December 12, 2018
Vaccinations form an essential part of your dog’s preventative care. Since their inception, vaccines have saved the lives of countless animals around the world, who would have otherwise succumbed to the many infectious diseases that can affect our canine companions. The creation of vaccines is one contributing factor to the ability of domestic animals including dogs to live longer than ever before.
November 12, 2018
Many owners think that visits to the veterinarian should exclusively be saved for when their pet is sick. While you should definitely take your furbaby to visit a professional if you suspect that they are injured or unwell, our vet also plays a vitally important part in making sure that your pet doesn’t get sick in the first place.
October 12, 2018
If you choose to bring a pet into your home, you will have many different things to consider. Having an animal as part of your family is a big responsibility since you are responsible for every aspect of her care. This includes everything from ensuring she eats a healthy, balanced diet and gets enough exercise to providing her with the toys and activities she needs to prevent her from becoming bored.
August 21, 2018
Heartworm disease is one of the most treacherous diseases in the animal kingdom. Most people think that the disease only affects dogs, but heartworm disease can also be found in cats as well. Dogs are however more prone to be stricken with the disease. Mokena Animal Clinic is sounding the alarm about heartworm disease.
May 25, 2018
Although heartworms are well known for affecting dogs, they can also affect cats and less commonly, other types of pets. Here's what you should know about heartworms this month and how to keep your pet safe.
May 17, 2018
Our Mokena veterinary staff would like to spread the importance of proper pet dental health. If your pet’s dental health is declining or you are tired of the bad breathe, bring them in for a dental exam.