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By Ambassador Animal Hospital
August 14, 2014
Category: Pet Adoption

On August 16th, 2014, consider the gift of pet adoption and help end animal homelessness.

It’s often sad when we think about all the animals every year that are abandoned. It’s sometimes just a little too much to even think about; however, it’s an unfortunate reality that we see all too often, which is why your local animal hospital is doing its part for International Homeless Animals’ Day on August 16th, 2014.

The International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) created this event in 1992, and it’s been going strong ever since, with a yearly candlelight vigil to observe pet overpopulation. Now, we are proud to say that this event is celebrated in all 50 states (including D.C.), as well as 50 countries and six continents, and it’s saved millions of animal’s lives.

If you’re a pet owner, animal lover, or wannabe-pet-owner, and you want to take part in this yearly event, here are the ways you can participate:

1. Attend the event: Here is a link to the 2014’s International Homeless Animals’ Day event schedule. Here you will find a list of events based on each state. Be sure to find the one closest to you so you can take part in a worthy cause.
2. “Attend” an online vigil: So maybe there isn’t an event in your town or you won’t be able to make it to one of your local events. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference! Go online and “light a candle” to remember and honor all the homeless pets out there.
3. Sign a petition: If you want our government officials to know that pet overpopulation is a problem that needs our nation’s attention, then what better way to let them know then through signing a petition? Here are just some petitions that you could sign:
- Every Homeless Pet Deserves a Chance
- End Gas Chamber Euthanasia for Homeless Pets
- Pledge to End Animal Homelessness!
- Nationwide Law Banning Puppy Mills

Also, feel free to search online for other worthy homeless pet petitions. The more we can do, the better!
4. Adopt! This is by far one of the best things you can do! If you’ve been strongly considering a pet, what better way to show a homeless animal love then by taking him or her home with you? If you have the money, time and effort, being a pet owner can be extremely rewarding.

If you’re interested in taking a furry friend home with you, then give us a call right away. We work with local shelters and rescue organizations, so we would be happy to talk to you about our adoption services. Show homeless animals that you stand with them by doing your part for International Homeless Animals' Day this year.

By Ambassador Animal Hospital
April 14, 2014
Category: Pet Care
Tags: Animal Hospital  
During the month of February it is National Pet Dental Month.  Whether you have a cat or a dog, it is important to visit Ambassador Animal Hospital for your pet’s dental cleaning! Just like us, our pets need special cleanings for their teeth, too.
As a Hanover Park cat hospital, dog hospital and exotic pet hospital, we want to make sure your pets receive the best care available and during the month of February we are focusing on dental care. So, during the month of February don’t turn your nose to your pet’s bad breath.  After all, that bad odor you are smelling might signify a serious health risk that could damage your pet’s teeth and gums, as well as its internal organs.
To address the importance of oral health care for pets, lets take a look at how you can improve the dental health of your pets through oral examinations and dental cleanings:
Oral Examinations: It is recommended that you visit our Carol Stream area veterinarian to evaluate puppies and kittens for problems related to baby teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, swelling and oral development.  As your pet ages, we will examine your pet for developmental anomalies, accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. These oral examinations can be completed with your pet awake, but a short-lasting anesthetic is required for a more complete examination.
Dental Cleanings: Adult dogs and cats require regular examinations and dental cleanings under general anesthesia.  With regular dental cleanings, your veterinarian will help protect your pet from the development of periodontal disease or other diseases.  Just like we need to visit the dentist, your pet, too, needs proper dental care.
During the month of February take your pet to Ambassador Animal Hospital in Hanover Park for proper dental cleanings. Through proper dental health, you are taking the next line of defense against diseases and complications, which helps to keep your pet healthy and happy for a lifetime.