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Top Five Tips for Summer Survival - From Dr. Kandi Norrell

5. Keep your pets hydrated by providing plenty of fresh water, especially if they spend time outdoors.
4. Never leave your  pet in a locked car.  In summer, it takes only a few minutes for the car’s interior to reach a temperature high enough to cause a potentially deadly case of heat stroke.
3.  Traveling with your furry friend?  Plan ahead.  Bring medications, identify a local animal hospital in the area where you are staying and keep identification with local numbers on the pet's collar.  Get more travel tips
2. Looking to save money on your flea control? Products such as Pet Armour may have the same active ingredients and look the same as the prescription line, but the ingredients have to be able to penetrate the skin and fat layer to work -- which requires a "carrier." In this case, the same active ingredients do not equal the same degree of protection.
1. Mark your calendar.  Our primary care service will be closed for veterinary appointments June 20-27.  Technicians will still be available for nail trims, questions, and medication refills.  If your pet needs veterinary care during this time, our emergency service is open 24/7 and has access to your records for continuity of care. Just call 217.333.5300.

HAVE YOU BECOME A GOOD HUMAN YET?

Good Human Emergency Pre-registration ProgramGood humans are prepared when emergencies happen. They are rewarded with peace of mind. Plus, by pre-registering with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's "Good Human" Emergency Pre-Registration program, they get the standard $13 new patient registration fee waived.

And now, there's one more reason to become a "Good Human." Our small animal clinic has expanded its service to include critical care. This new service will allow "criticalists" to coordinate ongoing specialized care as well as treating badly injured animals.

And a special thank you to these veterinary practice partners who are helping their clients prepare for emergencies: Capitol Illini Veterinary Services (Springfield), Gill Veterinary Clinic (West Salem), Meadows Animal Hospital (Champaign), VCA Heritage Animal Hospital (Savoy), The Village Veterinarian (Chatham), Williamsville Veterinary Clinic (Williamsville).

What are you waiting for? Be a good human today!

LIFT YOUR WATER BOWL, IT'S TIME FOR YAPPY HOUR

Celebrate the dog days of summer at our Saturday, July 30 pet-friendly Yappy Hour, from 4 to 6 at the Canopy Club in Urbana. Stay tuned for more details.

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STOP THE WILD ORPHAN TRAIN

Baby wild animals are everywhere this time of year. But, just because they're not in the nest doesn't mean they are orphans. Read this before you begin a baby wild animal rescue mission.

 

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