ChiChi – update

7 Jun No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

We would like to share an email we received from Bianca Perkins who’s professional service dog ChiChi is sponsored by Neumeister Animal Hospital. On May 8th when ChiChi visited NICC.  Cathy Davis (a Neumeister client) invited us to visit during finals week to help students relax and destress in between classes/final

Neumeister Animal Hospital Holiday Party!

2 Dec No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

We all had lots of fun spending time together at our holiday party. This year we went to “Pinot’s Palette” and painted some “majestic bovines” while snacking on great Greek food from The Corner grill on University.          

Sherry

23 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Thank you Sherry for all the years of dedication here at Neumeister Animal Hospital, and making this a better place! Congratulations on your MBA and the opportunity for a new career!

Diabetes in cats and dogs

22 Oct No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

Type I diabetes – most common in dogs –  occurs when the pancreas is incapable of producing or secreting adequate levels of insulin. This is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. Obese dogs and female dogs may run a greater risk of developing diabetes later in life (6-9 years of age). Some breeds may

Xylitol poisonings in dogs from peanut butter

12 Sep No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

  We had posted information about Xylitol and its danger for pets in the past, but need to revisit the subject because the number of reports to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has increased notably. According to the center medical director Dr. Tina Wismer the center received 3,727 Xylitol-related calls in

Feline ceruminous cystomatosis

3 Jul No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

 Feline ceruminous cystomatosis Ceruminous cystomatosis is a skin disease of the ear in cats. It is thought to be a congenital (present from birth) or degenerative (progressive, often irreversible deterioration) and senile (weaknesses or diseases of old age) change. The condition affects cats of all ages, but cysts are more commonly encountered

ChiChi – the important work of therapy dogs

2 Jul No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Meet ChiChi, a certified professional therapy dog that works at Loras College and Clinton Community College assisting students in a variety of ways. She and her handlers, Ty and Bianca Perkins, have been specifically trained to work together as a team to help meet the diverse needs of traditional and non-traditional

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs older than 2 years. Especially Golden Retrievers seem to be more predisposed to it (lymphoma, melanoma, osteosarcoma etc) compared to other breeds. This might have to do with genetics, but the influence of outside factors such as nutrition and environment might

Microchipping your pet

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

   Consider the following scenarios:   Your pet digs under a fence, jumps a fence or climbs a fence and escapes… Your pet panics when it hears thunder or fireworks… Your pet wanders away into unfamiliar territory while traveling… Your pet gets lost in the turmoil of an emergency… Your pet

Happy story – Phoebe

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Phoebe (formerly known as Barbie) is a super sweet Beagle girl that has been through some big heartaches over the last few years. An older gentleman adopted her in 2010. Unfortunately, her owner became ill and had to spend more and more time in hospital care. When at home, he

Obesity in dogs

16 May No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

As few as five pounds above your dog’s ideal weight could put it at risk for serious medical conditions. When a dog is overweight or obese it no longer is a question of “if” your dog will develop a condition but “when”. Some of the common disorders developing with excess

Canine atopic dermatitis (canine atopy)

17 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Canine atopic dermatitis (also referred to as allergic dermatitis and canine atopy) is an inherited predisposition to develop allergic symptoms following repeated exposure to some otherwise harmless substance which is inhaled such as dust mites or pollen. Most dogs begin to show their allergic signs between 1 and 3 years

Canine Influenza

7 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

IN THE NEWS: Currently an infectious disease named “dog flu” or “canine influenza” is affecting dogs in the Midwest. It is highly contagious and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact, aerosols of respiratory secretions, and contact with contaminated environments such as surfaces, food- and water bowls, collars/leashes as well as

Titer vs. vaccinations?

17 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

We would like to share some more information regarding titers and vaccinations. A “vaccination” is the administration of antigenic material to stimulate an immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. According to the veterinary medical experts contributing to the American

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