Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms

The threat of parasites and worms are a reality for your dog and cat. Affecting particular breeds and pets that have access to the outdoors, parasites and worms can cause small ailments like stomach upset, up to extreme cases of death. The most common type of parasites and worms that affect pet dogs and cats […]

Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe

When you own a pet, there are many things to keep in mind. You not only need to make sure their environment is safe for themselves, but also have a working knowledge of what pets should and shouldn’t eat, and keep their best interests at heart. In addition, it’s important to know some pet first […]

13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention

Having a pet is a commitment. Most people misunderstand the most common pet emergencies, and don’t call for help until it’s too late. Understanding and keeping a list of the most common emergencies that require a veterinarian’s attention will help keep a pet healthy for a long time. ​ 1. Severe Bleeding ​ This is […]

Common Household Poisons and Toxins

Within our homes are dozens of substances and food products that, while safe for human use and consumption, are toxic or deadly for our pet companions. While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger — until a beloved pet is suffering and needs emergency […]


Preventive care is so important for the health of your pet. Dogs can get heartworms, which can easily cause heart and lung failure. All it takes is one full-grown adult worm, which can be almost a foot long, to really cause some damage. Ticks and fleas can also cause a lot of trouble for cats […]


Vaccinations are important to keep your pets healthy. Some pets need more and some need fewer vaccinations depending on their risk factors. Indoor cats need fewer vaccinations than ones who spend time outdoors. Hunting dogs need more vaccinations than house dogs. Because of this, it is important to discuss your pet’s lifestyle with us so […]

Heat Care

As temperatures continue to rise, owners need to be able to keep their pets cool. They don’t want them to suffer from heatstroke, which can be deadly, even if it is caught early. If your pet does get overheated, cool him or her down and seek medical help. Here are some tips to help you […]

5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home

Many people who have pets understand that they quickly become part of the family. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of fire pet safety, in fact, it is mistakenly believed that pets will simply follow us out the door if there is danger. It is far more common for a pet to have a […]

Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats

Heartworm disease is generally considered a condition that only affects dogs, but many other mammal species can suffer from it or act as carriers. Heartworms have been known to infect dogs, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, sea lions, and there have even been reported cases of human infection as well. Severe lung disease, heart failure, and […]

Spring Parasite Prevention

Bridgeview Animal Hospital thinks Spring is a wonderful time. Flowers start blooming and the grass starts growing. The weather warms up and everyone is anxious to be outside. However, with spring comes ticks, which can be quite a bother for our animals and us. Ticks themselves don’t cause much trouble even though they are blood […]

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