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Travel Tips to Minimize Cat Stress

You won’t believe how much easier it is to take your cat to the Vet Planning is Key 3-4 days before appointment, bring out the carrier so the cat can familiarize itself Best carriers are hard sided with multiple points of entry; top entry is also helpful Do not put more than one cat into…

Why Indoor Cats Need Yearly Check-ups

Cats are masters at hiding disease. It’s critical to detect and treat debilitating diseases early before it becomes serious or life threatening. Common diseases that afflict our feline friends: Dental disease Obesity Diabetes Heart disease Hyperthyroidism Hypertension/ High blood pressure Kidney disease Fatty liver disease Urinary tract: infections, crystals, and stones Allergies Cancer Arthritis Our…

Senior Pet Wellness Screening: Detect Issues Early

Senior pet internal wellness screening detects issues early and helps slow the aging process. Your pet can appear 100% healthy, even on a physical exam. However, as your pet ages, internal processes may begin to slow or become abnormal in function. Help us keep your pet healthy for years to come. Benefits of senior wellness…

Pet Wellness Care: A Key to Overall Pet Health

Animal Medical Center of Wentzville provides pet wellness exams, including vaccinations for your dogs and cats. Regular wellness examinations are important to your pet’s health and allow us to develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems in the early stages of development to ensure the widest variety…

Why Are You Hiding Your Cat?

by Erin Quigley, DVM I can’t count the times where I have been treating a pet parent’s dog for an extended period of time and then out of the blue I find out they have a cat. What? Why has this not come up before? Are you ashamed of this family member? When I try…

Pain Management for Your Pet

Often, pets will hide their pain from their owners. Monitoring changes in your pet’s behavior can provide valuable pet pain information. Our veterinary team has the experience to develop pain management treatment plans for all types of pet pain, such as arthritis or surgical pain. We offer a variety of pet pain medication available at…

Common Types of Pet Allergies

Yes, your pet can experience allergies. Pet allergies left untreated are uncomfortable and can cause other skin problems resulting from scratching. The most common types of allergies in pets are: Flea allergy Food allergy Inhalant or contact dermatitis (grass, ragweed, pollen) Based on your pet’s symptoms, we will develop a treatment plan to give your…

Pet Nutrition: Find the Right Diet

Proper pet nutrition plays a vital role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. Our staff can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of…

How Pet Microchipping Can Rescue Your Pet

A pet microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely in the event they become lost. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged to ensure your pet has the best chance at being…

At Home Pet Dental Care

In addition to veterinary dentistry visits, it is important to establish an at home pet dental routine to prevent the development of periodontal disease caused by the accumulation of tarter and plaque. We recommend the following: Daily teeth brushing with animal toothpaste – Human toothpaste has baking soda that could upset your pet’s stomach. Veterinary approved…