Pet Health Resources

Proudly Serving Patients in LaSalle, Mendota & Spring Valley, IL

Here are Ancare Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to providing quality care to your dog, cat or exotic animal. In addition, we are committed to providing you with the latest in pet health information. This information is for educational purposes only to help you understand your pet’s healthcare needs. Please contact us directly for specific concerns about your pet. A member of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you.

Ancare Veterinary Hospital is a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice.

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Dr. Dullard is an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Diplomate in Canine/Feline Practice and Past President of the American Association Of Feline Practitioners.


American Association of Feline Practitioners:

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) offers tips and information on:

  • Caring for cats
  • Diseases & conditions in cats
  • Behavior & care tips
  • Cat friendly practices
  • Cat owner brochures on cat environmental needs, vaccinations, nursing care, getting your cat to the veterinarian and caring for your older cat

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Indoor Pet Initiative:

Learn why environmental enrichment for your cat is important!


Animal Poison Control:

Visit this website if you suspect your cat may have been poisoned or accidentally ingested something.

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Choosing a Trainer:

Choosing a dog trainer can be one of the most important decisions that you make in your dog’s life. The techniques that a trainer uses can strongly affect how you interact with your dog for years to come. Therefore, it is very important to choose your trainer wisely. Here are some guidelines for choosing a dog trainer. Remember, training should be a fun experience for both you and your dog.


Canine Inherited Disorder Database:

This web site contains a guide to diseases/conditions of purebred dogs which are likely to be transmitted wholly or partly through a genetic mechanism.

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Pet Food:

Get the lowdown on labels. Read how to understand your pet’s food labels and the various claims made by pet foods.

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Animal Poison Control:

Visit this website if you suspect your dog may have been poisoned or accidentally ingested something.

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Internal Parasite Control:

The mission of CAPC (Companion Animal Parasite Council) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.

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Heartworm Prevention:

The American Heartworm Society’s mission is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease.

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Ancare Veterinary Hospital prides itself on its ability to examine, diagnose, and treat your feathered friends. Our doctors and staff are trained in proper bird restraint as well as good physical exams, wing clipping and nail trimming, and management of specific avian health issues.


Animal Poison Control:

Visit this website if you suspect your bird may have been poisoned or accidentally ingested something.

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Association of Avian Veterinarians:

The Association of Avian Veterinarians‘ site has basic information on bird ownership, such as nutrition, perching, activity, and hygiene.

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Gabriel Foundation:

For great information on bird ownership, from adoption/rescue resources to discussions on diet, enrichment, behavior, health, and grieving, please visit the Gabriel Foundation, a committee dedicated to developing a standard of care for parrot welfare groups and promoting awareness of the needs of captive parrots.

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Hotspot for Birds:

The Hotspot for Birds has a great deal of useful information on feather picking and bird-specific diseases, as well as products for sale and other resources for proper care.

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Our veterinarians and staff are experienced in providing specialized care and treatment for exotic companion animals, including reptiles such as snakes, turtles, tortoises, and lizards.

We understand their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counseling on nutrition, behavior, and general care.


Animal Poison Control:

Visit this website if you suspect your reptile may have been poisoned or accidentally ingested something.

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Kingsnake.com:

Visit Kingsnake.com for a wealth of information on reptile care, as well as news forums, classified ads, photos, events, etc.

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National Reptile and Amphibian Advisory Council:

The National Reptile & Amphibian Advisory Council (NRAAC) is a not-for-profit educational organization, staffed and run by volunteers, dedicated to producing an annual symposium on laws, rules, and regulations regarding reptiles and amphibians at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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Save the Frogs:

Though not reptiles, frogs and their amphibian counterparts are in need of your consideration as well. Visit Save the Frogs!, America’s first and only public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation.

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Tortoise Trust:

Visit the Tortoise Trust for tortoise-specific news, care sheets, and health information.

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Our veterinarians and staff are experienced in providing specialized care and treatment for small companion animals, including guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets and chinchillas.

We understand their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counseling on nutrition, behavior, and general care.


Guinea Pig Lynx:

This website is an all around good resources for everything Guinea Pig.

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Rabbit Resources:

Visit this website for information on rabbit housing, nutrition, behavior, etc.

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C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline:

The Companion Animal Related Emotions Pet Loss Helpline is a confidential telephone service offered through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

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CareCredit:

CareCredit offers financing options for your pet’s healthcare needs.

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Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association:

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the professional practice and licenses of Illinois veterinarians.

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ASPCA Animal Poison Center:

Visit this website if you suspect your cat may have been poisoned or accidentally ingested something.

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AVMA – Care for Pets:

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a not-for-profit association representing more than 84,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

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Trupanion:

Trupanion offers pet health insurance that helps to cover future healthcare costs due to unexpected pet illnesses or accidents.

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For additional pet care resources, to schedule an appointment, or for general questions, please contact Ancare Veterinary Hospital today. We look forward to meeting you and caring for your pet.