Winter Pet Tips

Winter is upon us, and these times can pose some special concerns for you pets.

Frost Bite, Salt & Antifreeze:

  • Frostbitten skin may appear reddish, white or gray.
  • If you suspect frostbite, take your pet to a warm place immediately and apply warm (not hot) moist towels and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
  • Some substances produced to melt salt can be toxic to pets.  When choosing a salt melting product, look for products safe for pets and regularly wipe your pets paws after walks to prevent irritation.
  • Even small amounts of antifreeze can be fatal to your pet.  Keep all antifreeze products thoroughly sealed and out of reach.  If you even suspect that your pet has ingested antifreeze, contact your veterinarian or emergency center IMMEDIATELY.

We wish all of you and your pets a safe, healthy, and happy winter and holiday season.

Is Your Pet At Risk?

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Disease has been diagnosed in both dogs and cats in most states, including Illinois and Wisconsin. A high incidence of heartworms has been found in Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties and their surrounding areas.

Almost 300,000 dogs in the United States are infected with heartworms each year. One mosquito bite is all it takes to infect an unprotected dog or cat. For more information please visit The National Heartworm Society.

From the Vet...

I wish to welcome all of you to the Lindenhurst Animal Hospital’s healthcare website.  As the Director of Lindenhurst Animal Hospital, I would like to take a moment to tell you a little about our facilities, services and veterinarians.

Our building is approximately 6400 square feet and while many of you have only visited our spacious reception and examination areas, your pet(s) may have gotten to spend time in our grooming, boarding, radiology, treatment, and even perhaps surgery and hospitalization/intensive care areas.

The veterinarians serving your pet’s needs include Dr. Rodney Unger, Dr. Heather Janssen, and myself. This informational website will be provided to you as a way for you to receive information that will impact both you and your pet(s). It may contain information about seasonal cautions or tell you about problems to watch for as your pet reaches the “Golden Years” of life. Some articles may not even pertain to your current situation and some readers may not have pets, but feel free to pass these materials along to someone you know that may benefit from the information.

Our vision is to strengthen the bond between you and your animal companion(s) through education, compassion, and excellent service. To that end, our Puppy/Kitten Programs provide you with one on one technical support to help you and your new friend get off to a great start. Our Senior Care Program gives you additional support and materials you need to stay informed about signs to watch for at home to help keep your companion in excellent physical condition. Wellness Examinations and Diagnostic Screenings are provided to help prevent or bring under control early disease processes before clinical signs begin at home.

I would like to thank you for your time and encourage you to call or send in questions or concerns that you may have regarding you and your pet(s) bond and wellbeing.

Dr. Pamela Preston, Veterinarian/Director

Lindenhurst Animal Hospital

2595 East Grand Avenue

Lindenhurst, IL 60046

Phone: (847) 356-1516

Pamela Preston, DVM

Rodney Unger, DVM

Heather Janssen, DVM

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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