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.
Now that the holidays are over, we still have a few months of winter weather. Cold weather is a great time to snuggle down with our pets, but there are some safety concerns for our pets in cold weather too.
Just like people, pets' tolerance for the cold can be different from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat, activity level and health. Be aware of your pet's cold tolerance. You will probably have to shorten walks in very cold temperatures. Arthritic pets and older pets may have more difficulty walking on snow and ice, and falls, just like people, can happen to pets as well. Short haired pets will feel the cold more, and short legged dogs will feel the cold more as their bellies will come into contact with the snowy ground. Pets with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or hormonal imbalances may not be able to regulate their body temperatures in extreme cold, so limit their time outside in the elements.
A warm engine is appealing to outside and feral cats in cold weather. Be sure to bang on the hood or honk the horn to encourage cats to come out from under the hood before starting your vehicle.
Be sure to check your pet's paws often for cold weather injury or damage. Cracked paws are common in cold weather and ice and snow accumulation or sidewalk de-icers can cause pain or injury to the paws of our pets. Be sure to wipe your dogs legs and feet after a walk to get off deicers, antifreeze or other chemicals.
Make sure your pet has identification or a microchip. Pets can become lost easily in the winter because snow and ice can hide familiar scents that can help our pets find their way back home.
Clean up antifreeze spills immediately, as even small amounts of antifreeze can be deadly. If you think your pet has ingested antifreeze, seek veterinary help immediately.
If your pet is whining, shivering, seems anxious, slows down, or seems weak, get them back inside quickly as these are signs of hypothermia. If your pet's symptoms don't get better inside, give us a call for an appointment!
Keep your pet at a healthy weight during the winter. Outdoor pets will require more calories in the winter to generate enough body heat and energy to keep them warm.
Enjoy the winter, and keep your pets safe so they can enjoy it with you!!