Southwest Animal Care Center

Southwest Animal Care Center Companion animal veterinary medicine. We are an appointment based hospital but we do take emergency cases. Our practice is a full service hospital offering medical, surgical and dental care.
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We have in house radiology, lab services and ultrasound.

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Operating as usual

7 Signs Of Dog Dental Problems That Need To Be Addressed Stat, According To ExpertsRead article here: https://1l.ink/CV8...
07/29/2021

7 Signs Of Dog Dental Problems That Need To Be Addressed Stat, According To Experts
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7 Signs Of Dog Dental Problems That Need To Be Addressed Stat, According To Experts
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Overweight Dogs May Live Shorter LivesRead here:  https://1l.ink/78B6NVS#SouthwestAnimalCareCenter #PalosHills #Veterina...
07/27/2021

Overweight Dogs May Live Shorter Lives
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#SouthwestAnimalCareCenter #PalosHills #Veterinarian #PetBoarding #AnimalHospital #AnimalClinic #PetDental #PetSurgery #DogVaccinations

Overweight Dogs May Live Shorter Lives
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A better understanding of dog body language could make interactions saferRead more here: https://1l.ink/8ZTSTX8#Southwes...
07/22/2021

A better understanding of dog body language could make interactions safer
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A better understanding of dog body language could make interactions safer
Read more here: https://1l.ink/8ZTSTX8

#SouthwestAnimalCareCenter #PalosHills #Veterinarian #PetBoarding #AnimalHospital #AnimalClinic #PetDental #PetSurgery #DogVaccinations

Dogs know when they don't knowRead about it here: https://1l.ink/RMMXRL8#SouthwestAnimalCareCenter #PalosHills #Veterina...
07/20/2021

Dogs know when they don't know
Read about it here: https://1l.ink/RMMXRL8

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Dogs know when they don't know
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No Link Between 'Hypoallergenic' Dogs And Lower Risk Of Childhood AsthmaRead here: https://1l.ink/75ZV8VR#SouthwestAnima...
07/15/2021

No Link Between 'Hypoallergenic' Dogs And Lower Risk Of Childhood Asthma
Read here: https://1l.ink/75ZV8VR

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No Link Between 'Hypoallergenic' Dogs And Lower Risk Of Childhood Asthma
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Have you tried to help your pet lose weight? You aren't alone as most cats and dogs in the US are overweightMore info he...
07/13/2021

Have you tried to help your pet lose weight? You aren't alone as most cats and dogs in the US are overweight
More info here: https://1l.ink/CKCCV4V

#SouthwestAnimalCareCenter #PalosHills #Veterinarian #PetBoarding #AnimalHospital #AnimalClinic #PetDental #PetSurgery #DogVaccinations

Have you tried to help your pet lose weight? You aren't alone as most cats and dogs in the US are overweight
More info here: https://1l.ink/CKCCV4V

#SouthwestAnimalCareCenter #PalosHills #Veterinarian #PetBoarding #AnimalHospital #AnimalClinic #PetDental #PetSurgery #DogVaccinations

Happy 4th of July!  Celebrate and have fun!  Maisie reminds you all to be safe!
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate and have fun! Maisie reminds you all to be safe!

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate and have fun! Maisie reminds you all to be safe!

06/29/2021

please be prepared secure your 4 legged loved ones ...
PROTECT ..ITS YOUR DUTY💛

OK lovely Peeps - who DOESN'T understand how pets and children die in hot cars?   Be aware of your surroundings and list...
06/09/2021

OK lovely Peeps - who DOESN'T understand how pets and children die in hot cars? Be aware of your surroundings and listen for barking dogs or crying children. You could be someone's hero.

PLEASE do not leave your pet in a hot car! Temperatures are hot, hot, hot so please make sure everyone you know is aware!

06/06/2021

“A dog is not a thing. A thing is replaceable. A dog is not. A thing is disposable. A dog is not. A thing doesn’t have a heart. A dog’s heart is bigger than any “thing” you can ever own.”
Elizabeth Parker - Paw Prints in the Sand.

Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev - Portrait of Yulia Yevstafievna Kustodieva (the artist’s wife), 1903.

Nobody likes and ugly but and f***l incontinence.  Knock those balls off - just saying.....
06/03/2021

Nobody likes and ugly but and f***l incontinence. Knock those balls off - just saying.....

Reason #1840285739055 to neuter your dog! Boy Francis is 10+ years old and because he was never neutered a build up of testosterone caused a really bad hernia which was painful and ultimately deadly if not fixed and sometimes even then it doesn’t hold but it should for the duration of his life. He was becoming worse by the day with bowel movements and pain hence why he’s wet in the back. He constantly needed mini baths. Thank you to our shelter vet who successfully neutered him and did the hernia surgery yesterday! He’s a perfect sweet little boy with the cutest Pom personality!

Awww!  We love carefully removing testicles!
05/27/2021

Awww! We love carefully removing testicles!

This made our day!

Remember lovely peeps,  we would love to see every single pet for every single emergency out there.  However,  daily dou...
05/12/2021
COVID-19 pet boom has veterinarians backlogged, burned out

Remember lovely peeps, we would love to see every single pet for every single emergency out there. However, daily double and triple bookings are not sustainable with our staff shortages. We are doing our best and ask for your patience and kindness. We are facing a tough situation and we will continue to serve our community as best we can moving forward. Peace and good health to you all!

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — During the gloomiest stretches of the pandemic, Dr. Diona Krahn's veterinary clinic has been a puppy fest, overrun with new four-legged patients. Typically, she’d get three or four new puppies a week, but between

04/22/2021

Greetings lovely people!
We wanted to give a shout out to some incredible women who keep our hospital running. They are the first people you will contact when you call the hospital. They listen to you fears and comfort you when you are grieving. They triage on the spot and work their hardest to help solve your problems. They are meticulous to a fault. They make sure your charges and discounts are correct. They ensure that your pet receives the right medication and they help you understand how to administer it. They call to check on your pets and they let you know how they are doing after surgery. They review your instructions for your pet's discharge and they are always there to lend and and listen. These women are ROCK STARS and we thank them for all they do as we take time to recognize Veterinary Receptionist Week. Jess, Barb, Marisela and Jenna - Thank you for all you do!

Here is some information on the Seresto debate. We continue to use and stand by this product.  Please call the hospital ...
03/23/2021
Elanco defends Seresto safety, refuses recall

Here is some information on the Seresto debate. We continue to use and stand by this product. Please call the hospital if you have any concerns.

The company stands firmly behind the pet flea and tick collar and its safety profile.

Maisey just told me well done!  I got my COVID vaccine #1. So grateful to the IL  National Guard and all the nurses and ...
03/17/2021

Maisey just told me well done! I got my COVID vaccine #1. So grateful to the IL National Guard and all the nurses and volunteers who helped make this happen.

Maisey just told me well done! I got my COVID vaccine #1. So grateful to the IL National Guard and all the nurses and volunteers who helped make this happen.

Bowties free with purchase of Heartgard or Nexgard while supplies last! Thank you to our models - Maizie, Bella and Dann...
02/03/2021

Bowties free with purchase of Heartgard or Nexgard while supplies last! Thank you to our models - Maizie, Bella and Danny 🥰🐶🐕‍🦺

01/09/2021

Hello Lovely People. If you happen to get an odd email from our hotmail.com account asking about PayPal please disregard it. Our email was hacked. We have updated our security and hopefully the mass emails will now stop.
Be kind, take good care of yourselves and have a wonderful weekend!
Dr. Dahl

Hello Lovely FB Friends,We all want to wish you Merry Christmas!  This has been a hard year and we as a country and indi...
12/25/2020

Hello Lovely FB Friends,
We all want to wish you Merry Christmas! This has been a hard year and we as a country and individually have suffered a lot for a variety of reasons. I think that on this Christmas day we should all take a step back and remember the spirit of this season regardless of religion and politics. We all have one life to live. Stop and look at your blessings and cherish the family and beloved friends (be they 2 or 4 legged) in your life. They are all such a precious gift. Practice self-love and remember to be kind to yourself and take time to rekindle your soul and your passions. My wish to you all on this Christmas day 2020 is that you all take a deep breath, listen to the music that makes your heart sing and then watch it grow three times as large with each beat. Peace to you all. We hope you have a blessed day!

Time To Go Home
12/09/2020

Time To Go Home

MY BEST PAL !!!! 🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸
This photo, taken in May 1945, in Okinawa (Japan), shows Private John L. Drugan and "Pal", his faithful war dog. Day after day, these two Marines proudly served their country and bravely fought for our freedom. Among his heroic actions, Pal saved an entire platoon of Marines when he located a well-hidden Japanese machine-gun nest and prevented his comrades from walking into an ambush. John and Pal both survived the war.

12/04/2020

Happy Friday Everyone!
Getting very tired of playing receptionist here at the clinic. Quite ready to hand the baton to the experts again! We are set to resume normal business hours on Monday December 7th. We appreciate your understanding and the outpouring of good wishes we have received. We are truly humbled. Thank you all for your generosity! Be well everyone and enjoy this beautiful day!

11/30/2020

Hello lovely people! Hopefully this post is finding everyone well and happy post Thanksgiving revelries. The clinic is still closed for appointments until the week of December 7th. So far we have had 3 employees test positive for COVID 19 but the spread seems to be through families, not from an infected person coming into the hospital. Those infected are doing pretty well. You can continue to call and send emails if you have any questions or concerns. We are open to fill prescriptions and food orders on a limited basis until the 7th. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. Be safe out there and have a wonderful week!

OK everyone - Please wear your mask.   OK everyone - look around for a trash can when you need to discard your used mask...
11/24/2020
Improperly stored, discarded masks pose risk to animals

OK everyone - Please wear your mask. OK everyone - look around for a trash can when you need to discard your used mask!

Protective face masks should be kept out of the reach of dogs and disposed of securely when expired, says veterinarian Catherine Stecyk, who had to perform emergency surgery on a 2-year-old Labrador retriever that became very sick after eating two face masks. Fitted nose pieces in masks can get stuc...

11/24/2020

Hello lovely people! I tried to post this information yesterday and I think I failed. Technology is not my thing - I am a warm and fuzzy creature sort of person. Southwest Animal Care Center is currently closed for appointments. We have had an employee test positive for COVID 19 and 2 others have been exposed to a positive family member. Out of an abundance of caution we will be closed until all staff members are tested and once tested we will see about when we can resume operational status. We are currently in the clinic fielding phone calls and filling prescriptions with scaled down hours. You can leave a message on our voicemail or send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you. We are all so sorry for this inconvenience. We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be careful what you share with your pets or you may have a post Thanksgiving vomirrhea fest. Your friends at SWACC

Heartworm infection is real and very dangerous.   We have effective preventatives available for all dogs and cats.   Kee...
11/20/2020

Heartworm infection is real and very dangerous. We have effective preventatives available for all dogs and cats. Keep your lovely friends safe!

RIP Whitie (Holly)! We are so sorry you couldn’t beat those heart worms! It’s not fair you were never on preventative for protection! We don’t know your background we just know you came up from Southern Indiana and you didn’t die alone! You died with two people who fell for you hard in a very short time, eating ham, & gazing at the Christmas tree!

Please let Holly and her story educate everyone everywhere! Please put your dog on heart worm preventative! We receive so many sick dogs in who are heart worm positive it’s not even funny and more times than not it’s seriously advanced! It’s a very serious disease and in Holly’s case was fatal! If you want to learn the facts please reach out. If you need options please reach out.

Please say a prayer for Holly’s Mom and Dad Ashley & Matt that their hearts begin to heal!

This is our PSA for today - please save a life if you are looking to add a friend to your family!
11/17/2020

This is our PSA for today - please save a life if you are looking to add a friend to your family!

This is a good reminder to SHARE at this time of year 😻

Whoever said money can't buy you happiness, never paid and adoption fee ;)

#AdoptDontShop

Yup....
10/31/2020

Yup....

Yes, even male 🐕 🐶 🐈 🐱 humans have nippuls. Please don’t try to pull them off. It’s not a #tick #vetgirl #vetgirlontherun #veterinarian #vet
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Buyer beware - see the AVMA notice below about counterfeit ZYMOX BRAND EAR CLEANER on sale thru Amazon.
10/20/2020
Unauthorized pet eardrops sold on Amazon

Buyer beware - see the AVMA notice below about counterfeit ZYMOX BRAND EAR CLEANER on sale thru Amazon.

Amazon is notifying some consumers who bought Zymox brand ear cleaners that the products were not made or supplied by Pet King Brands. The company is testing some of the counterfeit products, Amazon has deleted the listings and issued refunds, and consumers are being advised not to use the products....

This week is National Veterinary Technician week and we would like to take a moment to say thank you to the technicians ...
10/12/2020

This week is National Veterinary Technician week and we would like to take a moment to say thank you to the technicians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty helping to take care of your beloved pets over this last year. Katie, Miranda, Maddy, Micah, and Rebeca you have all done an amazing job given the challenges we have faced due to COVID 19. Veterinary technicians are the life blood of a practice. They are there hand in hand with veterinarians as we examine, diagnose and treat our patients. Technicians draw blood and perform routine lab testing in our hospital and are responsible for the submission of lab tests to our local reference labs as well as a number of different veterinary schools and specialty testing labs. They place our catheters, set fluid rates, perform treatments and monitor our patients in hospital. They induce anesthesia, monitor anesthetic patients and recover them. They assist in surgical and dental procedures. They perform dental cleanings, radiographs and dental radiographs - no easy task when our patients range in size from 2 to 200 lbs. They are there to reassure your pet that everything is going to be okay. They are also there when things do not go well. They hold and comfort your pet as he or she leaves this world and they grieve with you and share your loss. These people are true superheroes and we are all better for the hard work they do. We thank our veterinary technicians the world over. We could not do this job without you!

The hype and hope of veterinary cannabis
09/16/2020
The hype and hope of veterinary cannabis

The hype and hope of veterinary cannabis

A range of issues were covered at the first AVMA Cannabis Symposium, from regulatory and toxicological concerns to the drug’s potential as a veterinary therapeutic.

Caribbean Spay Neuter
09/09/2020

Caribbean Spay Neuter

3 BOTTLES OF CONVENIA NEEDED BOCA CHICA PROJECT:
For our Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, FREE Mega spay/neuter project at the beginning of the year, we will need, apart from the usual drugs for the anesthesia, 3 bottles of Convenia. We don't always need Convenia for our spay/neuter projects, we need them when we expect mostly strays. This drug is a long lasting (15 days) antibiotic that a lot of these strays need. They are in bad shape, because of the conditions they live in, and no Vet care.
This drug is worth its weight in gold and VERY expensive.
The going rate is $324.25, so we'll need a total amount of $975.00 to purchase these 3 bottles.
Please help us with a donation:
Our PayPal acct: [email protected] or you can send us a check at:
Caribbean Spay Neuter
5502 Terrace Court # 1
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Thank you!!!

It's that time of year again.   Are your pets up to date on their Rabies vaccinations?
09/03/2020

It's that time of year again. Are your pets up to date on their Rabies vaccinations?

We received notification from Cook County Animal Control that they located a rabid bat in the area of 15200 Block of Windsor. Please follow the guidelines listed in this memo.

TAKE THE CAT TO THE VET ALREADY!!!!
09/03/2020

TAKE THE CAT TO THE VET ALREADY!!!!

Just tell them you are an #accountant

#vetmed #veterinary #vetgirl #vettech

Holy Cow it's Jessica's birthday! Please join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday!
08/28/2020

Holy Cow it's Jessica's birthday! Please join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday!

Address

11010 Southwest Hwy
Palos Hills, IL
60465

General information

Full service animal hospital caring for dogs, cats and pocket pets. We offer medical and surgical care, well visits and physical exams. Please call regarding recommendations for vaccinations, heartworm prevention, flea and tick control. We accept patient exams by appointment only.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

+17089743772

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Celebrating Marisela’s last day!!! We’ll miss you - good luck on your new adventure 🥰
;)
The kindest and most compassionate people I know. Happy New Year.
For the superheroes at SWACC caring for the fuzzy buddies helping us stay sane during this crazy year 💗😻💗
Thank you for saving my life! ❤️❤️❤️Roger❤️❤️❤️f
Canine doppelgänger?
I received your hand-written card and was very comforted by your words of sympathy and support. Dr. Dahl you are an amazing vet and overall extraordinary person. Thank you for your excellent skills and service. The whole Southwest Animal Care team are great. Thank you all.
@Dr. Dahl, Peanut after his haircut today! See 5 lbs lighter 😂😂
4/27/19... Happy World Vet Day, Dr. Dahl, to the best VET in the world. You are a great Doctor with a special caring, compassion, knowledge and love for all animals. A Paws up and Thank you for all the years of love and care you've given to the animals God entrusted to me. 🦊🐶 And 💕 to your staff too.
Feral fix em day . Oct 23rd.
Enjoy my friends!!!! Love, Joey Nickolaou 😝😝😝😝
Just wanted to show Dr. Dahl & Staff how well Peanut is doing! He went on his first trip to the park yesterday! He enjoyed it so much!!! Going on 7 weeks tomorrow❤️❤️