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Does your dog have allergies ?

Roscoe Village Animal Hospital is now fully stocked with the new allergy medication Apoquel.  Apoquel medication is used to provide relief to itchy dogs. This includes dogs with atopy (environmental allergy), flea allergy, food allergy, and contact allergy. It is fast-acting and effectively relieves itch within 24 hours. As a first-of-its-kind drug, Apoquel is not… Continue Reading

Canine Influenza Vaccination

Dog Flu Vaccine Available Roscoe Village Animal Hospital now carries the H3N2 vaccine for the new strain of canine influenza virus that is still affecting dogs in and around the Chicagoland area. The H3N2 virus was the main cause of the influenza epidemic seen this past spring. Due to the severity of the disease associated… Continue Reading

Prescription Medication Returns

Prescriptions and Dispensed Medications Please note: Dispensed medications may not be returned to  Roscoe Village Animal Hospital per FDA regulation CPG    Sec.460.300 *Please note we request a 24-­‐hour notice for prescription refills. U.S. Food and Drug Administration -­‐Protecting and Promoting Your Health CPG Sec. 460.300 Return of Unused Prescription Drugs to Pharmacy Stock  POLICY:… Continue Reading

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