Heartworm Questions?

 

 
 
 
   
 
Know the symptoms of heartworm infection.
 
   
 
Click here or call (800) 924-0588 to request an appointment.
 
 
   
 
In the early stages of heartworm infection, your dog could show few or even no symptoms at all.
This is just one reason why we test your dog for heartworms at each wellness visit. However, watch out for these main symptoms of heartworm infection.
Coughing.
Fatigue.
Reluctance to exercise.
As the disease progresses, even worse symptoms can appear. A swollen belly and labored breathing are signs of heart failure. Contact us immediately if these life-threatening symptoms occur.
Let's work together to keep your pooch heart-healthy!
 
   
 
Protect your dog from Heartworm/Tick Diseases
by scheduling an Antigen Test!
Click or call (see above) to schedule an appointment TODAY!
 
   
 
 
 
 
Grantsburg
Animal Hospital
866 S Pine St
Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715) 463-2536
 
 
 
 
 
Wild River
Veterinary Clinic
140 Evergreen Square SW
Pine City, WI 55063
(320) 629-7474
 
 
 
 
 
Frederic
Veterinary Clinic
1502 300th Ave
Frederic, WI 54837
(715) 327-8128
 

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Importance of Microchipping

The American Humane Society estimates that between four and eight million dogs and cats end up in shelters every year, and approximately half of them are euthanized. Contrary to popular belief, most of these animals are not strays. They are beloved family pets that slipped away from their owners and can't find their way back home. That is because they had no identification at all or the information was outdated. Microchips, which are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted under an animal's fur, help people and their pets avoid such a sad fate.

Microchips Must Be Registered

The microchip itself contains only an identification number. When a person finds a lost pet, he or she usually brings it to the nearest veterinary clinic so the staff can check the animal for a microchip. Many people mistakenly believe that the chip contains an owner's name, address, and telephone number. However, the pet owner must register the microchip in a national database in order for that information to display. Unfortunately, a lot of people overlook this step or forget to update their contact information when they move.

Another thing to keep in mind is that a pet microchip is not a Global Positioning System (GPS). That means owners won't automatically know where their lost pet is just because he or she has a microchip.

Microchipping is Fast and Painless

The entire process of implanting a pet microchip takes just a few minutes. It isn't any more uncomfortable for a dog or cat than a typical vaccination. With an average cost of approximately $45, it's also relatively inexpensive. Microchips also last up to 25 years, outliving the pet in most cases. While the traditional collar and identification tags provide some protection for lost pets, they can slip off easily and leave the pet with no identification at all. A registered microchip with current information is the best way for a beloved pet to be reunited with his or her family.

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Pet Fair April 18th!

Grantsburg Community Center
10 a.m.-2 pm FREE ADMISSIONPet Fair April 18th

Door Prizes and FREE LUNCH!

* Local Vendors & National
* Pharmaceutical Reps. will answer
   your questions and conduct
   seminars
* Vaccination, Heartworm and
   Microchip Clinic
* Discounts on Vet Product Supplies
* Care & Training Advice
* Pets for Adoption
* Kids Activities

 

Reduced Rates on Vaccines & Heartworm Testing!                

Vaccination and Heartworm Clinic:
* Bring your pet for vaccinations and/or microchipping
* Vaccine Clinic Located at the West Entrance by the Village Office

Pets must be leashed!

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Easter Safety

 

 
 
 
   
 
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!
 
   
 
Click here or call (800) 924-0588 to request an appointment.
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Easter goodies, available this time of year, can make it challenging to keep your pet safe and healthy.
Chocolate and candy. Chocolate is toxic to both cats and dogs and xylitol, which is found in sugar-free candy, is toxic to dogs.
Easter tinsel/grass. Easter tinsel/grass can cause obstruction in the digestive tract if your pet decides to nibble on it.
Easter Lilies. If these beautiful flowers are ingested by your cat, it can be fatal.
Eggs. Whether they are dyed or plastic, keep these away from your pet. A spoiled egg not found during the hunt could give your pet stomach issues. If your furry friend chews and swallows a plastic egg, it can cause serious intestinal problems.
Toys. Baby chick and bunny toys may be good basket stuffers, but your pet may just want to snack on them. Be sure you keep these items off the ground and away from your pet.
Easter is a great holiday for people, but it can be very dangerous for your furry best friend. It is up to you as a pet parent to make sure your pet has a happy holiday, too!
 
   
 
Happy Easter from all of us at Grantsburg Animal Hospital!
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Grantsburg
Animal Hospital
866 S Pine St
Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715) 463-2536
 
 
 
 
 
Wild River
Veterinary Clinic
140 Evergreen Square SW
Pine City, WI 55063
(320) 629-7474
 
 
 
 
 
Frederic
Veterinary Clinic
1502 300th Ave
Frederic, WI 54837
(715) 327-8128
 

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