March Donation Drive
For the month of March 2018, our Certified Veterinary Technician, Melanie, has picked 2x2 Rescue. They are a 501 non-profit organization that is dedicated to pulling animals out of high-kill shelters, and placing them into foster homes before finding them their forever homes. Because the animals are placed only in foster homes, and not in a shelter environment, they are able to be socialized with other animals and children. They also work on housebreaking and other basic training.
From March 1-31, 2018, we are collecting donations for 2x2 Rescue. All clients who provide a donation will get a FREE nail trim for their pet, or a $10 credit on their account!
Some items they need include:
- Laundry detergent
- Blue Dawn dish soap
- Collars (dogs & cats)
- Kitten Milk Replacer
- Gas gift cards (they do a lot of transports)
- Walmart gift cards
- Tractor Supply Co. gift cards
- Dog/puppy food
- Canned cat/kitten food
- Cat litter
For more, simply search 2x2 Rescue's Wish List on Amazon. You can also make a monetary donation directly through their website. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Free Pet Nail Trims for Book Donations
We have partered with Bernie's Book Bank!
Stop by Illiana Veterinary Hospital and when you donate 5 or more books, receive free nail trims for your pet through September 13th, 2017.
Bernie's Book Bank is Chicago's largest provider of quality children's books. The organization gives low-income children a chance to own their very own book while discovering a passion for reading!
Our team at Illiana Veterinary Hospital prides ourselves on supporting and serving our community. We appreciate any donations you can offer in helping us with this endeavor!
Call us at 708-331-4640 for more information.
Illiana Veterinary Hospital Got a Facelift!
We are excited to share that we have completed construction to refresh and modernize the interior of our hospital.
Updates include all new wall boards, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting, cabinets, sinks, flooring, laboratory facilities, bathrooms and reception desk, as well as the addition of a new exam room.
We look forward to providing an even more comfortable experience for our clients and patients with these upgrades. And we are thrilled to be able to see more pets and decrease wait times with our new exam room!
Call us at (708) 331-4640 if you have any questions.
Social Media Reunites Lost Dog With Owner
One Friday this little dog, who we came to know as Hennessy, wandered into our tech Melanie's yard. She immediately brought the dog to our hospital and found that he had bite wounds all over the body from being attacked by an animal. He did not have a microchip or collar so we had no one way of knowing who he was!
We treated him and gave him lots of love while he stayed with us desperately hoping that his owner could be contacted. We posted on our hospital's Facebook page, the Kankakee County LOST and FOUND Pets, and Lost/Found Dogs Indiana.
As luck would have it, we found his owner. Turns out, Hennessy was missing for a while and had traveled from Crown Point all the way to Grant Park! Needless to say, they were extremely happy to see each other.
If this lucky pup didn't end up in Melanie's yard, things might have turned out very differently. We hope to use this as a reminder to microchip your pet.
Chewy the Pomeranian's Amazing Recovery
Chewy Watson is a 10-year-old Pomeranian, who was brought to Illiana Veterinary Hospital for an exam due to weight loss and change in appetite. Chewy began vomiting a few days later, and because he didn’t return to his old self, we took chest x-rays.
In the x-rays, we found a very large mass on the left lung, so he was referred to the University of Wisconsin, where they performed surgery to remove the entire upper left lung lobe. Chewy has since returned home and is doing well with the excellent care the Watson family is providing.
What is Canine Parvovirus?
We've recently seen a few cases of parvovirus at the clinic and would like to share important information about this virus with dog owners. Please call us at (708) 331-4640 if you have any questions or concerns about your pet.