886 S Pine St, PO Box 277

Grantsburg, WI 54840

Phone: (715) 463-2536

1(800) 924-0588

140 Evergreen Square SW

Pine City, MN 55063

Phone: (320) 629-7474

Heartworm Questions?

5/2/2015

 

 
 
 
   
 
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

4/26/2015

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 That is because they had no identification at all or the information was outdated.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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