dog drinking streamCanine leptospirosis, or commonly referred to as "lepto," is an infectious bacterial disease that can be found in a wide array of wild life animals. It is found mostly in standing water sources that have been infected with urine by a wildlife animal. Leptospirosis is a serious threat to our pets wellbeing.

How can my dog get lepto?

Leptospirosis can be spread to pets or humans by coming into direct contact with infected urine or via the environment.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help alleviate certain conditions and we're happy to offer it here!

There are many reasons we use acupuncture but the most common are arthritis and spinal disease. Acupuncture can be a sole treatment or used in condition with traditional medications. We can use it for degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia, disk disease, and even in cases of seizures! A trial of two weeks is often needed to determine whether a pet is improving. We offer packages to eliminate the need to pay per session.

pet memorial garden The loss of a family pet is sad and heartbreaking. To ease the sadness, many families find comfort in honoring their pet in some special way.

Planting a tree or flower garden as a memorial to a beloved pet can provide a sense of closure and comfort to many pet owners. With this idea in mind, Bellwood Animal Hospital began planting a Pet Memorial Garden in 2018. The garden is located on the clinic’s south west lawn and is lovingly maintained by the staff of Bellwood Animal Hospital.

Dog TeethDid you know that bad breath can be a sign of dental disease?

If left unaddressed, dental disease can damage your pet's teeth, gums, and internal organs.

Ggroomer mackenzie hutchins dog cowboy 200pxrooming and brushing your pet regularly will help keep them looking and feeling their best, but did you know that it’s also a vital part of their overall health?

Something as simple as brushing or combing your pet can help you keep track of subtle changes in his or her skin. With regular grooming, pet owners are able to help find and avoid things such as skin infections and conditions, ear infections, broken or damaged toenails, masses, abrasions, fleas, and ticks.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently put out a voluntary recall on their canned food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Although animals benefit from vitamin D, ingesting too much of it can lead to potential health issues. Luckily, in most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of the canned food.

Hill’s is working in coordination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the affected products recalled. As of right now, the recall only extends to canned food and does not apply to dry food, cat food, or other treats.

 

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