29005 N. 1100 East Road
Blackstone IL, 61313

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SEASONAL INFORMATION

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are parasites that are harmful to both your pet and your family. The easiest and most effective way to prevent fleas and ticks is by using a monthly flea and tick preventative. However, fleas can live in a heated home or lay dormant in your house. If a flea infestation has already occurred in your house, preventives would be needed year-round. To avoid flea infestation, all your dogs must be on flea preventatives and be given the preventative consistently for 6 consecutive months.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease is another dangerous condition to dogs and cats; although heartworm disease is preventable, it can be potentially fatal. With this disease, parasites attach themselves to the pulmonary artery and heart, and can cause symptoms such as persistent cough, fatigue, reduced appetite, and weight loss. Cats may show signs that mimic other feline-specific diseases, but chronic clinical signs of heartworm in cats include vomiting, difficulty breathing, lethargy, and weight loss.

Enjoy the Outdoors with Your Pet

Now that warmer weather is here, it’s a great time to get out and play with your pup! Exercise is just as important for your pet as it is for you, and not only helps with weight management, but is also a great bonding experience. So have fun exploring the trails or enjoying a game of fetch in the yard!

Candy Concerns

Keep a close eye on that Easter candy! Chocolate and candy contain ingredients that make cats and dogs very sick. Pets that consume chocolate may show symptoms such as tremors, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and seizures. It only takes a small amount of chocolate to make your pet very sick, and in some cases, chocolate poisoning can even be lethal.

Garden Safety Tips

Springtime means it’s time to get back into the garden and flex that green thumb! But it’s important to supervise your pets while they’re in the yard. Many gardening products such as fertilizers and pest repellants contain harmful chemicals that are hazardous to pets. Visit ASPCA’s poison control page to learn more about animal poison control.

 

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Loren Bedeker
Hands down the most amazing vet clinic there is!
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Hands down the most amazing vet clinic there is! Dr. Dan, Dr. Jessica and the rest of the staff are the most caring and compassionate individuals you want caring for your pets. They empathize with you and deeply care for our four-legged children! I will never go anywhere else but Happy Tails!
Cheryl Ruddy
We love Dr. Jess and staff!
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We love Dr. Jess and staff! As a breeder it is very important to have a good connection with the vet you work with on a regular basis. Dr. Jess always makes it a priority to have a great connection with you and your pet, she gets down on their level and interacts with them making the visit a very positive experience for both the owner and pet. She is very knowledgeable and I fully trust the advice she gives is what's best for my pets. Dr. Jess really has a passion for what she does and it shows every time we are in the office.
Jordyn Casey
No other place better to take your dogs!
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No other place better to take your dogs. We’ve taken all of our 24 dogs over the years there! Never had a problem. Vets are compassionate and the techs show nothing but love to your animals, as if they were taking care of their own.
Jackie Braham
This vet is the best!
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This vet is the best! Dr Jess and Dr Dan are very loving and compassionate to our fur babies. Dr jess has been a big part of our fur family and treats my babies with all the love she has..will never go to anyone else!!
Haley Blair
They are both extremely knowledgeable and caring
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I have nothing but great things to say about HT. We first started to bring our new dog out there after being referred to them by a friend. They have helped our dog through many issues (that were/are caused by overbreeding). And they even saved her life when she fell deathly ill and had to have emergency surgery.
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