Welcome to the Animal Medical Hospital. We have been providing quality veterinary care at 204 East Tenth Street
since December 1, 1985. We
offer a variety of healthcare for your companion pets including Veterinary Wellness Care, Surgical Care, Radiology
and Laboratory Services, Grooming and Boarding.
Our Doctors are also available for after hour emergency care 24 hours. By calling the office number, information will be given for emergency service.
**** Don't think because your pets have a coat of fur they are able to withstand the cold better than we are. Like us, animals are used to the warmth of the indoors and cold weather can also be hard on them! Here are some winter safety tips for your pets:
If you use space heaters or fireplaces, be careful with your pets to make sure their tails or paws don't get too close to the heat. Provide your pet with a thick warm bed in a warm room on chilly nights.
If you go outside with your pets, if you are cold enough to go in, your pet is probably ready to go in too! Medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and hormonal imbalances can affect a pet's ability to regulate their own body heat. If your pet has any of these conditions, control the amount of time they are out in the cold.
Cold weather can be hard on the joints of older animals, and they may become stiff and tender. Arthritic pets can suffer injuries if they slip on ice, so be aware of icy sidewalks and driveways.
Pet's who go outside can pick up rock salt, ice and chemical ice melts in their foot pads. Keep your pet's pads from getting chapped and raw by wiping their feet with a washcloth.
Check under your car hood before starting your car. Honk the horn or rap on the hood because a cold cat will curl up against almost anything, including a warm engine, to stay warm.
Watch for the following signs of over exposure to the cold: Whining, shivering, anxious behavior, and lethargy. If you see these signs, get your pet indoors immediately.
Be careful with pets and antifreeze. Pets are attracted to the sweet taste of antifreeze, and small amounts ingested can be toxic and even deadly.
Enjoy the winter weather, and take care with your pets so they can enjoy it with you! ****