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Holiday Dangers for Pets

By Erin Quigley, DVM The holidays are a festive time of year, but many of the items we use to celebrate may cause harm to our pets. Be aware of these dangers in order to keep your holiday activities from being interrupted by a visit to the Animal Emergency Clinic. Decorations Ornaments and tinsel for…

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…

Pet Endocrinology Disorders

Many pet endocrinology disorders can be diagnosed and treated successfully. It all comes down to whether your veterinary-care team has taken the necessary steps to get your dog or cat back to its healthiest level. After a thorough exam, we can determine the underlying cause of your pet’s health concern. Our onsite laboratory enables us to conduct…

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…

Pet Ultrasounds—A Powerful Tool

Pet ultrasound has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. Pet ultrasonography is a type of veterinary diagnostic technique that uses high frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to produce a moving, real-time image of your pet. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common pet diseases and abnormalities in…

How X-Rays Help Keep Your Pet Healthy

A radiograph (typically called an X-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Veterinary Radiology Veterinary radiography is safe, painless, and noninvasive. The level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low and is safe for use on…

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…