Peanut Butter Beware

Every dog lover has had to give medications to their dog. Sometimes the meds are flavored and appealing and sometimes they aren’t. Many dog owner and vets alike have hidden pills in peanut butter. Peanut butter is excellent camouflage to hide bitterness and is very popular among dogs. Recently, certain food manufacturers have started to… Continue Reading

Dog Influenza Update

The dog influenza outbreak of 2015 was a serious and widespread disease that inflicted illness to many dogs in Chicago. Roscoe Village Animal Hospital was treating up to 20 cases per day at the peak of the outbreak. Our doctors, veterinary technicians and nurses worked diligently and aggressively to provide the best care to our patients… Continue Reading

Blue Buffalo Pet Food Using By-Products

Blue Buffalo admits its pet food contained byproducts Nestlé Purina has legally locked horns with competitor over alleged false claims and false advertising. source-image May 11, 2015 By Julie Scheidegger DVM360 MAGAZINE Blue Buffalo has admitted in federal court that a “substantial” and “material” portion of its pet food contained poultry byproduct meal, according to… Continue Reading

Canine Influenza Update

Roscoe Village Animal Hospital is aware of the recent report from Cornell University on the new strain of canine influenza virus(CIV) H3N2. *The H3N2 virus had not been previously detected in North America. The outbreak in Chicago suggests a recent introduction of the H3N2 virus from Asia. *Both Influenza strains (H3N8 & H3N2) can cause… Continue Reading

Canine Influenza

Symptoms To Look Out For: Cough Sneeze Nasal Discharge Loss of Appetite Lethargy Fever   Remember to keep your dog at home and avoid social activities if they are exhibiting these symptoms. Roscoe Village Animal Hospital strongly recommends vaccinating your dog as soon as possible for the current epidemic of the canine influenza outbreak in… Continue Reading

RVAH is Proud to be a Cat-Friendly Hospital

Roscoe Village Animal Hospital is an accredited Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a feline specialty association comprised of veterinarian professionals passionate about the care of cats who have a special interest in all aspects of feline medicine and surgery. What is a Cat Friendly Practice? The AAFP seeks to encourage and… Continue Reading

Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

VPAPM was founded by Scott M Rovner, DVM, Jane Lohmar, DVM and Steve Dale CABC Mission Statement: As members of the honored profession of veterinary medicine, we are charged with protecting and promoting the health and welfare of pets at all stages of their lives. As such, we cannot and will not endorse the mass… Continue Reading

The Common Enemy: The Flea

For every pet owner, the dreaded enemy number one is the flea.  Flea infestation of your beloved pet is irritating to them, gross to us, and also can cause blood-borne disease!  Oftentimes, flea infestation causes embarrassment among us pet owners. There is an incorrect perception that if you have fleas, you must be a gross… Continue Reading

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

  Dogs and Cats Tooth Brushing Directions How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Video     Roscoe Village Animal Hospital’s veterinarians serves the medical and dental needs of animals in Chicago’s Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, Wicker Park, Uptown , West Loop, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods. Continue Reading

Happy New Year, Welcome 2015!

  New Year’s resolutions often center around being healthier.  What about your dog?  Is your dog overweight or out of shape?  You can help them be healthier!  Talk to your veterinarian about a comprehensive weight loss plan, we are here to help! Did you know that there are “fitbit” type activity monitors for pets?  I… Continue Reading