* Spring and Summer Closures-
Monday May 30th Memorial Day -Closed
Wed June 8 thru Tues June 14th Closed
Please keep in mind for medications, food or appointments needed! Thank you*
***SPRING is here! Fleas and ticks are active . We offer rebates on Simparica & Trio, Seresto collars, and Frontline Gold. Call or stop in to get your preventatives today.
***The oral Flea and Tick Chewable we recommend for dogs is Simparica; a once a month chewable, with quick kill on fleas and ticks and gets all 5 species of ticks.
***We also recommend Seresto collars for both 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.
Protect Against Ticks
Once a tick bites, dogs who are not on preventative medication are left completely vulnerable.
All dogs not protected with flea and tick medicine are considered susceptible to tick-borne diseases, which are passed on to pets through tick bites.
How Tick Diseases in Dogs Work
When a tick attaches to your pet to feed on blood, the tick can deposit a disease-causing organism into your pet.
Ticks often have to be attached for 24-48 hours to transmit disease, but some diseases may be transmissible within just hours of tick attachment.
Tick diseases in dogs can have similar symptoms to other serious diseases and are difficult to diagnose without appropriate testing. If you suspect that your dog has a tick-borne disease, it is important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible.
You can help keep your dog safe by being informed on the potential outcomes of a tick bite. Discuss with the veterinarian various forms of prevention, vaccination or testing if your pet is bitten by a tick.
Be sure to keep your pet protected against these most common tick diseases found in dogs: Lyme, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Babesia,
Bartonella, and other diseases depending on the type of tick and area of the country you are in.
We offer various preventatives here at the clinic and can discuss with you, the owner, risk for ticks depending on lifestyle. Please give a call or when at your next appointment, please ask if you are concerned at all about ticks and the diseases they carry, for they are becoming more prevalent in all areas of the Midwest.