It's the Season of Gratitude - Thank You for Choosing Grantsburg Animal Hospital

Season of Gratitude

Here at Grantsburg Animal Hospital, we are always grateful for the customers that have trusted us with their pet's well-being.  We love taking care of your pets here and giving them the highest quality care is our ultimate goal. We know that you only want the best for your pets, so we are truly grateful that you choose Grantsburg Animal Hospital to care for your pets.

We Love Your Pets

When your pets are ill, we know that it is hard on you as a pet owner. So, choosing our animal hospital means a great deal to all the staff here. It is a privilege to be able to care for your sick pets, and we’re so glad that you trust us to support you and your pet at this difficult time. The staff here at Grantsburg Animal Hospital know that you need someone to listen to your needs and make sure they are fulfilled. We are more than happy to do this.

Our Staff

All of our staff are fully trained and qualified in treating your furry friends. Not only are they trained professionals, they are also all very compassionate people who have a love of animals. Looking after your animals is something that they take pleasure in doing, and that’s why we know that our staff only offer you the best levels of care. Making the best decisions possible for your pet is just one of the things that our professional staff will do for you. There is far more to the job than just helping animals get their health back to normal, and our friendly team will be there for you each step of the way along your pet's journey.

Going The Extra Mile

We know that when you bring your pet to us, you expect our staff to be quick and efficient. That’s what we can offer you here, we will be fast and effective at getting your pet attended to, without compromising the quality of care that your pet will receive. All of our staff are willing to go that extra mile for you and your animals, so if you are ever in need of anything,  you should not hesitate to ask a member of staff. Nobody here will make you feel as though you are asking a silly question, because when it comes to the welfare of your pet, there’s no such thing! Any questions or concerns that you have about your animal’s well-being can be answered happily and with expertise by one of our staff.

We Love Helping You

Seeing your pets get well again is one of the biggest joys that our staff experience. Caring for your animals is the best part of any day, and the fact that you choose to bring them to our animal hospital means the world to us. The journey that you go on with your pets at times may be difficult, but we are so proud to be a part of that journey with you. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for choosing Grantsburg Animal Hospital to care for you, as well as your pets.

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Preparing for Colder Weather With Your Pet

Colder Weather With Your Pet

As we enter into the winter months, you need to make sure that you are not only thinking of yourself at this time but your pets, too. Your pets need you to protect them in this winter time, and it is your job as their owner to do so. But, if you are not familiar with how you should go about doing this, you need to read the advice below. Let’s work together here to prepare for the cold and keep your pets safe this winter.

Time Outside

Depending on what pet you have, they might still need to go outside in the cold weather. So, where a cat could happily stay inside all day your dog will need to go outside for walks, exercise, mental stimulation, as well as to relieve themselves. As this is the case, it is important that you take all the precautions that are necessary to keep your pets safe when the temperatures plummet.

If you need to take your dog outside, make sure you only stay out there as long as it is absolutely necessary. Your dog will let you know if they are too cold by whining, shivering and walking slowly, once you notice these signs, you need to get your dog inside.

To help ease the cold for your dog, consider getting booties for their paws to make it easier on them when they do have to venture outside. This is just a way to make the cold less harsh on your dog's paws. This will not only protect your favorite canine's feet from the harsh ice, but salt and or/icemelt, as well.

Antifreeze Can Kill

It is difficult for animals to distinguish between antifreeze and water. What might look like a refreshing drink to your pet, could actually end up causing their death. For this reason, you need to be careful where you store antifreezein your garage, but additionally, you need to keep an eye out for this when you are walking your pet. Even the smallest amount of antifreeze could either kill or seriously harm your pet.

Emergency Plan

You need to have an emergency kit ready for the winter months. This is not just the case for the humans in your family, but your little friends too. There should be enough water, food, blankets, as well as any medication your pet takes. You don’t want to be stranded somewhere, even in your own home, without everything that you are going to need for at least a couple of days.

Ensure that your pet has a warm place to sleep if this happens. We know it can be difficult when you are trying to keep everyone warm, but you should not forget about your pet here. Even letting them sleep with you, or under a warm blanket could be the difference between them freezing, and not.

You know that in Wisconsin, the winters can be harsh and long, so you need to make sure that your pet is protected through this time, and with the tips above, you can make sure that they are.

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How Adopting a Dog Can Change Your Life

Adopting a Dog

It’s no secret that we love animals at Grantsburg Animal Hospital. During this Adopt a Dog Month, we’d like to share five reasons that adopting is a great choice for adding a canine companion to your family!

1. It’s less expensive. By adopting a pet, you can bypass the early costs of puppy vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and possibly even damage to your home from housebreaking! Many well-trained dogs are living in shelters just waiting for a home such as yours - and you can take advantage of the investment others have made into the dog, whether through vaccines, behavior training, and previous veterinary care.

2. History. When you adopt a dog, you’ll be able to get valuable insight into her temperament, behaviors, and learn what makes her happy or uncomfortable. This important information helps you get started off on the right paw, right away! Since rescue groups, foster families, and humane societies have so much experience with dog behaviors, you’ll greatly benefit from this background knowledge of your new companion.

3. You can match the right age to your home. Perhaps you are looking to enrich your home with the curiosity of a new puppy. But since not everyone has the energy or resources to train and engage a puppy, (Although there are plenty of puppies in shelters, too!) maybe you’d prefer a dog who is a bit more seasoned, experienced and settling into her “golden years”. By thoughtfully analyzing your environment and amount of activity you have in your home, you can identify what age of dog would be a perfect fit!

4. Your Health. Adding a dog to your home will give you an extra reason to explore outside in our beautiful Wisconsin autumn colors and snowy treks! Having a dog depend on you for her daily walk and exercise helps give you the extra motivation to avoid watching that extra show on TV and spend your time with her instead!

5. You’ll save at least one life. Not only do you potentially save the life of the dog you adopt, a spot is opened up for another pet in need into the shelter or foster family that she came from. Adoption fees that you pay also help keep the shelter running and magnify their impact into your local community.

We’d love to meet your newly adopted pet when he or she joins your family! With over 30 years in the Grantsburg and Wild River communities, our modern facilities and caring staff will ensure that your new family member is cared for with the very best in veterinary care.

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4 Tips to Help Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Do you happily share your home with a feline friend? As an owner of a cat, it’s important to remember that cat’s aren’t just small dogs, and that there are several steps you can take to help keep them fit physically AND mentally. Try these 4 tips to help your cat live longer happily with you!

1. Make food a challenge. By utilizing a tool such as an indoor hunting feeder, not only will you tap into your cat’s innate desire to be a “hunter”, you’ll help stimulate his mind and prevent boredom. By stimulating his predatory needs, he’ll also act out less.

2. Be mindful of litter box location. Even if you want to keep your cat’s litter box out of sight and mind, be aware of the surroundings of it. Are there any loud noises? Is it hard to get to? Do you have one on each level of your house? If you’ve noticed any changes in bathroom routines for your cat, and medical issues have been ruled out, consider what may be impacting his behavior in regard to the litter box environment. Our Grantsburg Animal Hospital veterinarians are happy to give you tips on litter and location.

3. Enrich the environment with fun toys. No one really wants to sleep every day away! By having toys available, enhanced with the benefit of a tasty treat, not only will your cat be getting a side benefit of exercise, but also help fight boredom and obesity! We have some fun and feline tested items in our online store!

4. Bring your cat to come see us. Frequent visits to see us help to ensure your feline companion is at a healthy weight and detect any signs of disease that can impact his overall health. By catching disease early, interventions can be made when they impact your wallet less . Even if your cat is suspicious of visits, or resistant to getting into the cat carrier, we offer helpful ideas for easing this stress.

We strive to provide the very best in quality of medical care possible. If you ever have questions, or suspect changes in your cat’s behavior that are concerning, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-924-0588.

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