Progress Park Veterinary Hospital

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Cold Weather Pet Safety

Brrrr—it’s cold outside!  The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife. During the winter, … Continued

Pancreatitis

 Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas caused by leakage of the digestive enzymes and causing the pancreas to “digest itself.” Pancreatitis can be acute (sudden) or chronic (happening over a course of time.) Both acute and chronic forms are serious and can be life-threatening. Middle-aged dogs appear to be at increased risk of developing … Continued

Soft Paws

Even though we do not carry Soft Paws at Progress Park Veterinary Hospital, we would love to help with your first application. After purchasing Soft Paws you can schedule an appointment where we show you how to apply them at home. Soft Paws is a wonderful alternative to declawing. If you are interested in Soft Paws, be … Continued

Is Your Cat Missing the Litter Box?

You have a problem. Your cat is thinking outside the box, and not in a good way. You may be wondering what you did to inspire so much “creative expression.” Is your cat punishing you? Is Fluffy just “bad”? No, and no. House soiling and missing the litter box is a sign that your cat … Continued

Back to School Separation Anxiety

With all the excitement of the kids going back to school, many families may not think about what it means to the dog or cat. What you may notice are changes in behavior, a sad dog or cat, who mopes around or sleeps a lot more. Or your dog may suddenly started chewing things he … Continued

Caring for pets during emergencies

Nothing says it better than the horror story from Hurricane Floyd: A man was leaving his flooded home when he noticed a neighbor’s dogs swimming in circles around the yard. Wondering why the dogs didn’t simply swim to safety, the man swam over to investigate. To his horror, he found that the dogs had been … Continued

Seasonal Allergies for Pets

The spring season is upon us, and while we may be experiencing seasonal allergies, it’s important to note that our pets may be as well! In our pets, seasonal allergies look a little different. We may have headaches, coughs, and runny noses, but our pets have different symptoms. They may have itchy ears and skin.   … Continued

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Brushing your pet’s teeth can be a battle at times, especially if they were not trained to get their teeth brushed from a very young age. Our team can suggest some tips and tricks for getting them acclimated to brushing. Check out this great video from the American Veterinary Medical Association with some tips on … Continued

Pets as Christmas Presents

Sometimes it may seem like a cute idea to give someone a pet as a Christmas present, but it’s important to give that some extra thought before you do it. Most pets that are given up lose their home because their owner loses interest in them or is unprepared for the responsibility of pet ownership. … Continued

Happy Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day and we’d like to say “Thank You” to the men and women who put their life at risk for our nation!

Progress Park Veterinary Hospital

3615 Progress Blvd
Peru, IL 61354
815.224.2858
staff@ppvhospital.com

Progress Park Veterinary Hospital