Did you know?

  • Dogs are a domesticated subspecies of the gray wolf.
What is Leptospirosis?
Scanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans.
The diagnosis of leptospirosis in dogs has increased in the Chicago area over the past few years due to increasing prevalence of the leptospira bacteria in the environment as well as increasing vigilance in the veterinary community. We see several cases per year of Leptospirosis at Pulaski Animal Hospital. That is sad because this dangerous and potentially fatal disease has a good vaccine to prevent it; leptospirosis is preventable disease.
Leptospirosis is the disease caused by spiral bacteria called Leptospira. These bacteria can infect rats, mice, voles, shrews, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes, reptiles, frogs, cows, horses, pigs, deer, dogs, sea lions, and hedgehogs. Cats are particularly resistant to leptospirosis. The larger mammals such as cows, horses, pigs, etc will show overt signs of illness while the rodents do not.
April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Microfilaria - young heartwormAlong with baseball, April is the traditional start of the Heartworm season. Heartworm Disease is a serious condition spread by infected mosquitoes biting your pet. Once your pet is infected the larvae mature and reside in your pet’s heart.  The American Heartworm Society and The Companion Animal Parasite Council surveys continue to show an increase in the numbers of reported cases of Canine Heartworm Disease and a spread of the geographic distribution. While the disease is more prevalent in the South it has been reported in all 50 states. Some sections of the country are considered epidemic.

The good news is that prevention of Canine Heartworm Disease has never been easier. A small amount of blood is taken from your pet and a quick and reliant test is preformed at Pulaski Animal Hospital. Not only can your dog be tested for Heartworm Disease but also for 3 Tick borne diseases including Lyme disease. If no Heartworm Disease is detected your dog can then be put on a monthly Heartworm preventative. We have several options available. You can discuss with the veterinarian which preventative is best for you and your pet. Most of the heartworm preventative medications also aid in preventing intestinal parasites. Both The American Heartworm Society and The Companion Animal Parasite Council recommend testing on a yearly basis along with year round prevention.

You can visit their websites at www.capcvet.org and www.heartwormsociety.org for additional information.

Please call Pulaski Animal Hospital today to set up a time to have your pet Heartworm tested. It is better to prevent the disease then to treat it.

February is Spay and Neuter month at Pulaski Animal Hospital

During the month of February Cook County Animal Control offers a Spay and Neuter program for dogs and cats of Cook County residents.

To be eligible for the $40.00 discount your pet must have a current Cook County rabies vaccine.
Limit 2 discounts per household.

Help prevent animal overpopulation in Cook County.

Call for an appointment.

Open on Sundays
Open on Sundays

 Starting 6/2/2013, Pulaski Animal Hospital will be open on Sundays:

  • from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
Pulaski Animal Hospital is now open on Sundays from 9:00 am to Noon in order to provide continuous care for your pets.
Additional fees are charged for Sunday services and we will reserve the right to limit the number of patients waiting.
Please call the clinic for additional information (ph. 773-735-2112) .
We are AAHA Accredited and Celebrating!
AAHA Accredited for over 35 yearsOn October 11th, Pulaski Animal Hospital was again certified by the American Animal Hospital Association as a member hospital. We were evaluated on almost 900 veterinary standards of excellence [More]. We are proud to be one of the 15% of AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada. Pulaski Animal Hospital is re-evaluated every 3 years and has been a member hospital for over 35 years. Being an AAHA member assures that your pets receive the best in patient care.
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