Elmhurst Animal Care Center – Contradictions Among Orphaned Pet Adoption Advocates

It wasn’t until the 1960’s that private animal shelters began to emerge, the precursors of the animal protection shelters supported by the Elmhurst Animal Care Center today.

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society came into being during the 70’s, with a goal to shelter and find homes for animals. Society’s view of animals was shifting to one of care and concern for the animal’s welfare, and there was more reluctance to euthanize animals so quickly. The idea of public marketing and exposure for these animals took hold, and newspapers, billboards, television and radio began to be utilized to show the animals to the public, talk about them, and encourage families to visit their local shelters when searching for a pet. PAWS today is regarded as the most rigorous of animal adoption advocates, with home visits and lengthy application processes. Many animal rescue organizations feel such rigor lends a negative image to the donation of unwanted animals, and discourages adoptions.

Elmhurst Animal Care Center is proud to host adoption fundraisers like the Mystic Market, which supports the Magnificent Mutts Rescue organization in Elmhurst. Mystic Market appeals to animal lovers in that their contributions to the day’s events go directly to their local animal rescue group, and those funds will be contributed through customer’s enjoyment of massage therapists, reflexology, reiki and tarot card reader’s services, all donated to the effort. Handcrafted goods and art, jewelry, essential oils, dreamcatchers and medicine bags are only a few of the products available for purchase, along with bake sale foods.

It wasn’t until the 1960’s that private animal shelters began to emerge, the precursors of the animal protection shelters supported by the Elmhurst Animal Care Center today.

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society came into being during the 70’s, with a goal to shelter and find homes for animals. Society’s view of animals was shifting to one of care and concern for the animal’s welfare, and there was more reluctance to euthanize animals so quickly. The idea of public marketing and exposure for these animals took hold, and newspapers, billboards, television and radio began to be utilized to show the animals to the public, talk about them, and encourage families to visit their local shelters when searching for a pet. PAWS today is regarded as the most rigorous of animal adoption advocates, with home visits and lengthy application processes. Many animal rescue organizations feel such rigor lends a negative image to the donation of unwanted animals, and discourages adoptions.

Elmhurst Animal Care Center is proud to host adoption fundraisers like the Mystic Market, which supports the Magnificent Mutts Rescue organization in Elmhurst. Mystic Market appeals to animal lovers in that their contributions to the day’s events go directly to their local animal rescue group, and those funds will be contributed through customer’s enjoyment of massage therapists, reflexology, reiki and tarot card reader’s services, all donated to the effort. Handcrafted goods and art, jewelry, essential oils, dreamcatchers and medicine bags are only a few of the products available for purchase, along with bake sale foods.

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Elmhurst Animal Care Center – Prevention at the Heart of Animal Vaccination

Elmhurst Animal Care Center emphasizes prevention as the center of its services, and central to disease prevention in animals are vaccinations. Even the most cared for pets are exposed to disease, and many state and federal laws exist to regulate the vaccination of animals. The lifestyle routines of the pet often drive decisions about inoculations: geographic location, time spent in the out-of-doors, proximity to other animals in shows, dog parks and outdoor activities as well as age and breed must all be considered when determining the frequency and types of vaccinations needed by each pet. Age and condition also play a part in the pet’s vaccination and booster schedule.

Regular inoculations for distemper, parvovirus, rabies, Bordetella, Lyme disease, influenza and leptospirosis are vital to the protection of dogs. Cats benefit from inoculations against distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, rabies and Bordetella. Elmhurst Animal Care Center recommends special immunization schedules for puppies and kittens to boost undeveloped immune systems, and their website has a special Puppy and Kitten Care page about care for young pets.

The history of animal vaccination has been concerned with improving the health and welfare of animal companions and increasing production in livestock, with the added scientific benefit of preventing the transmission of harmful microbes from animals to humans. Successful vaccines have been generated against viral, bacterial, protozoan and multicellular pathogens. Safe food supplies have been the result, as well as greatly diminishing transmission of harmful diseases and adding to human medical knowledge about diagnosis and cure of existing and new diseases.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20471523

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Dental Care Key to Pet Health – Elmhurst Animal Care Center

While evaluating the vagaries of pet insurance plans, it is also a good idea for pet owners to compare the comprehensive health plans of individual veterinarian clinics like Elmhurst Animal Care Center. Plans vary, and some may be much more wide-ranging than others. Elmhurst Animal Care Center, for instance, offers a Custom Pet Dental Care Program.

Modern veterinary medicine practice accepts the importance of dental health in animals, as dental problems can cause numerous other health problems for pets. Any basic program will recommend a dental check at least once a year. Plans may also include coverage for such procedures as cleaning, extractions, fillings or repair. Elmhurst Animal Care Center’s fully certified doctors will begin the checkup with an oral exam, and should it be necessary, may recommend x-rays in order to examine your pet’s jaw and the roots of his or her teeth. Check your dental insurance to see if x-rays and other recommended checks are covered. Cleanings may require work below the gumline, so anesthesia may be necessary. Removing plaque and tartar, called scaling, and polishing will be performed. The Elmhurst Animal Care Center recommends a three point dental regimen for the pet, starting at age 1 with regular dental exams, regular cleaning which includes scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment, and regular tooth brushing at home.

Elmhurst Animal Care Center pet owners should be aware that there are clues from the pet about problems with dental health. These include bad breath, broken or loose teeth, discolored teeth, odd chewing patterns, drooling or a refusal to eat, and swelling, pain or bleeding.

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https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Pet-Dental-Care.aspx

Elmhurst Animal Care Center – Salt Creek to Riverside Drive

The Potawatomi peoples were the first humans known to settle in the region which became Elmhurst, Illinois.  Salt Creek provided fresh water, and there were numerous treeless meadows to accommodate the longhouses the tribe lived in for the summer months, and the wigwams built for warmth during the winter.  The Potawatomi were originally native to the woodlands of Michigan, but as Europeans encroached further and further into the Midwest of the continent, the Potawatomi and other tribes moved westward into the modern day areas of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota.  In 1836 European immigrants settled on Salt Creek in the area now known as the Elmhurst Centre, well known today to the veterinarians and assistants of the Elmhurst Animal Care Center on South Riverside Drive.

The village, called Cottage Hill, grew slowly, but got a boost in 1849 when the Galena and Chicago Union Railway made its right of way through the town, giving farmers access to Chicago and westbound travelers from Chicago access to the wide spaces of northern Illinois.  Cottage Hill became Elmhurst in 1869, followed swiftly by the establishment of Elmhurst College in 1871, but incorporation as a village took another 10 years, in 1882 when the population was around a thousand souls.  Elmhurst Animal Care Center now does business in the birthplace of Keebler Company, and the home of Sunshine Biscuits, McMaster-Carr Supply and the distribution center for Famous Amos cookies.

Elmhurst is a suburb city of Chicago, Illinois, straddling DuPage and Cook Counties.  The estimated population for Elmhurst in 2012 was over 45,000 citizens.  Elmhurst is an upscale community, with an average family income of $88,000.  A city which acts as the home of the many professionals who work in the high rises of Chicago, the families of Elmhurst enjoy the perks of American suburban life:  upper middle class homes with all the amenities, an average of 2.8 children, parks, schools, churches and, of course, pets.  Elmhurst Animal Care Center has positioned itself to be the go-to animal care clinic for the family pets of Elmhurst and surrounding suburbs.

Elmhurst Animal Care Center on South Riverside Drive in Elmhurst, Illinois is a full-service pet care facility, available to the pets of Elmhurst families since 2003.  Elmhurst Animal Care Center prides itself on providing a full range of services in animal care, catering to the dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and pocket pets beloved by Elmhurst families.

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http://www.bigorrin.org/potawatomi_kids.htm