***Holiday Closures: Closed Wednesday 11/27 at noon through Friday 11/29/19 at 8:00am in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please keep in mind for appointments, food or prescriptions needed at that time .
***Fall is here. Fleas and ticks remain active in these fall months as well. We offer rebates on Frontline Gold, Simparica, and Seresto collars, respectively, call or stop in to get your preventatives today.
***The oral Flea and Tick Chewable we offer is Simparica, a once a month chewable, with quick kill on fleas and ticks and gets all 5 species of ticks.
***We have been recently offering Seresto collars for cats and dogs. One collar gives flea and tick protection for eight months! Give us a call or stop in to learn more or purchase a Seresto collar.
Quality Care and Compassion
WillowGrove Pet Clinic is a full-service AAHA-accredited veterinary clinic for dogs and cats located in Willowbrook, IL. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.
WillowGrove Pet Clinic was founded in 1987 and has been owned by Dr. Bishop and Dr. LoPiccolo since 2004. As the first clinic in Willowbrook, the WillowGrove Pet Clinic has been providing full-service small animal veterinary care for 30 years.
Tips for Getting your Cat to the Vet for Wellness Care
Sometimes its difficult to get our feline friends to the vet's office. Here are some great ideas to make sure to get Fluffy into see us at least once a year!
. Bring out the carrier out a few days ahead so that your cat can become accustomed to it. Leave the door of the crate open so they can come and go and explore as they please.
2. Spray the interior of your cat carrier with a synthetic feline pheromone product. These products have been shown to prevent and decrease stress in cats. So try spraying the inside of your cat carrier with one of these products 30 minutes before using it. This simple step may help to calm your cat and decrease anxiety.
3. Use lots of treats. Put some your cat’s favorite treats inside the carrier. Try putting treats or catnip inside your cat carrier so that your cat associates the carrier with a positive experience. Avoid treats if your cat is being fasted for anesthesia or special blood testing.
4. Make the carrier more inviting by placing a cozy blanket from home and favorite toys inside. Putting familiar objects inside will make the carrier less foreign and more inviting.
5. Practice makes perfect. Go on mock trips to the vet with your cat. Even if you just drive around the block, the goal of these practice runs is to accustom your cat to being in a carrier and in a car. For most cats, the car ride to the veterinarian is a frightening experience and can set the stage for a stressful encounter at the vet. Always reward them with their favorite treats so they associate positive experiences with the car drive.
6. If these steps don’t help and your cat still becomes very stressed during their visit, ask your veterinarian if a sedative (given prior to the visit) to calm your cat might be helpful for future visits.