Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We would like to remind you to never leave your pet alone in a car during hot weather. Even if parked in the shade with a window open, temperatures can quickly soar to 120 degrees. This type of heat can result in heatstroke and severely harm your pet. Signs of heatstroke include panting heavily, staring, anxious expression, high fever, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, and collapse. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pet.  Bring them inside where it is cool and be sure to provide access to plenty of fresh, clean water.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring is the perfect time to play with your pet outdoors…but before you grab that Frisbee and dog to go to the park, talk to us about annual examinations, vaccinations and heartworm preventatives. Schedule your pet for their annual vaccinations and yearly heartworm check so that you two can have a great spring season.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Join us at Pekin Veterinary Clinic the first weekend in June for our Open House! Open House's increase awareness of what goes on behind the scenes at our practice and gives the staff an opportunity to show off their skills in a relaxed atmosphere. We would love to have you attend so you can see for yourself the exemplary veterinary services our team is proud to provide to the Tazewell County community.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pets & Flowers

We would like to remind you that there are many toxic plants and flowers that begin to show up in the spring. Common poisonous flowers include lilies, azaleas, hydrangeas, hemlock, rhododendrons, gladiolus, oleander and hibiscus…all causing vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes death if ingested in large enough quantities. Remove all plants where pets roam unsupervised and, if decorating the inside of your home, please consider using pet-friendly silk flowers instead.