K-Laser – A Drug Free, Surgery-Free Solution

K-Laser – Because it hurts to see our pets hurting Pets suffering from osteoarthritis, joint pain, tendinitis, muscle strains, puncture wounds may find relief with K-Laser therapy. Our veterinarians are specialty trained in laser therapy, and will screen your pets to determine if they’ll benefit from this therapy. What is Laser Therapy? Class IV K-Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body.  Some benefits are increased circulation, decreased swelling, pain … Read More

Heartworm in Cats

Recommendations for heartworm are specific to your cat family When and how often cats should be tested for heartworm infection is a matter of debate. In making the decision on when to test, we consider how common heartworm disease is where your live, and what heartworm preventive care your cats currently receive. We also consider your pets’ environment and the mosquito season in Chicago. Heartworm in Cats Cats should be tested before they are started on a heartworm preventive. Experts … Read More

Heartworm and Intestinal Parasites

Recommendations for heartworm are specific to your pet family When and how often pets should be tested for heartworm infection is a matter of debate. In making a decision on when to test, we consider how common heartworm disease is where your pets live, and what heartworm preventive pets currently receive.  We also consider your pets’ environment and the mosquito season in Chicago. Heartworm in Dogs The American Heartworm Society (AHS) suggests all adult dogs be tested at the time a heartworm preventive is started.  Then, your dogs … Read More

Vaccinations for Cats

How often should my cats receive vaccinations? You may have heard about the current controversies regarding cat vaccinations. Some researchers believe we do not need to vaccinate annually for most diseases.  But how often we should vaccinate for each specific disease in adult animals has not yet been determined. We do not know how long the protection from a vaccine lasts. It may be 5 years for one disease and 3 years for another. For still others, vaccinations may last … Read More

Healthy Pet Care

Your healthy pet needs care, too. At Auburn, we understand. You and your family want to enjoy a healthy pet as long as you possibly can.  After all, your pets are active, loving members of your family.  Pets also have biological systems as complex as our own.  That’s why it’s so important to have a relationship with a caring veterinarian, one who offers as much concern as they do veterinary science expertise. Your knowledge of your pet’s warning signals is the … Read More

Digital X-Ray

We have the latest technology in veterinary imaging Digital radiology is state of the art technology that provides quicker, clearer and safer x-ray imaging.  We’re one of the few veterinary hospitals that offer this advanced service.  Radiographs or x-rays help us evaluate the size and shape of the internal organs in the chest and abdomen of your pet.  Digital x-rays also help us evaluate the skeletal structure.  If you suspect your pet may have ingested a foreign object, timely digital radiology could be … Read More

Dental Health Services

Oral and dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for cats.  The dental health of cats and dogs can effect every aspect of their health.  Here’s a review of a few dental health facts for cats. Dental Health Facts for Cats Kittens have 26 temporary teeth that begin to erupt at about two to three weeks of age. Adult cats have 30 permanent teeth that start to erupt at about 3-4 months of age. A cat’s incisors (the small teeth at … Read More

Grooming Services

We offer full-service grooming, including general brush outs, shaving mats, expression of anal glands, and more below… Mini Spa Treatment This grooming package includes an overall brushing, nail trim, ear and eye wipe out.  Grooming can uncover other health issues that need your attention. Shave Mats It can be dangerous to use scissors to cut out mats, because the skin is often very close to the mat.  It’s easy to accidentally cut your pet’s skin with scissors when trying to cut out … Read More