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Our specialty and emergency veterinary team at Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital share useful tips and advice to help you provide your pets with lifelong care.

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Common Cat Illnesses & Their Symptoms

Common Cat Illnesses & Their Symptoms

Cat's are incredibly good at hiding when they aren't feeling well. Here our Crystal Lake vets discuss some of the most common illnesses that a cat might experience, their symptoms and what to do if your cat experiences any of the following conditions. 

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Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

We may not realize it but many of our household plants are actually toxic to cats. If your cat decides to eat one of these toxic plants it will be helpful to know the type of plant consumed in order to inform your Crystal Lake vet.

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Kidney Failure in Dogs - Signs, Symptoms & Causes

Kidney Failure in Dogs - Signs, Symptoms & Causes

While relatively uncommon, kidney or renal failure could affect your dog. Our vets in Crystal Lake discuss the signs and symptoms of kidney failure in dogs, as well as what the most common causes and treatments are.

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Dehydration in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dehydration in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

One of the more common emergencies that our Crystal Lake vets manage in dogs is dehydration. Dehydration occurs when your dog's body loses more water and electrolytes than they are taking in which has the potential to cause serious issues with their internal organs, body temperature, joints, and digestion.

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What is an AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital?

What is an AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital?

Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) by meeting the rigorous veterinary service and care requirements.

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New Patients Welcome

Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital is accepting new patients! Our specialists and experienced emergency veterinarians are passionate about restoring good health to animal companions in Crystal Lake.

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