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Is your beloved kitty having accidents in the house? Here are some tips that might help!

Despite the cat’s reputation for fastidious cleanliness, house soiling is the number one behavior problem of our feline friends. Many cats are turned outside, given away, or even put to sleep for this behavior problem, and it behooves the veterinary … Continue reading

Does your pet have food allergies?

Food Allergies The classical canine food allergy lesion distribution includes signs of facial itching, foot or limb chewing, belly itching, and recurrent ear infections. In cats, food allergy usually produces scabs and other signs of itching around the face or … Continue reading

Exciting news for Arthritic dogs!!!

Does it make a difference where you get your puppy from?

Does it really make a difference where you get your puppy, provided you find the breed you want? Yes, absolutely. If you’re not planning to breed the dog to produce winning show dogs or dependable working dogs, it might seem … Continue reading

AWCM is Now Certified as a Cat Friendly Practice by the AAFP!

Our warm and wonderful feline friends are growing in popularity – as proved by a 2011 study in which 86 million cats were owned as pets, compared to 78 million dogs. Yet, as much as we love our feline friends, … Continue reading

Feeding Your Feline

We all love our feline friends, and making sure they are fed correctly is a huge contributing factor in a cat’s health. Whether you are a first-time cat owner or have had your favorite kitty by your side for years, … Continue reading

Keeping Your Dog Happy & Healthy During Summer

Every season presents unique challenges for taking care of your furry friend, and the dog days of summer are no exception. Man’s best friend is more susceptible to the summer sun than you may think, so here’s a few ways … Continue reading

Heartworm prevention recall

Be aware of this important heartworm prevention recall by Virbac. If you have this brand of heartworm prevention, contact the manufacturer and send your defective prododuct back to them. http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Virbac-recalls-six-lots-Iverhart-Plus-Flavored-Che/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/810721?contextCategoryId=45701

What happens to my pet on surgery day?

What happens to my pet on surgery day? Anyone who has owned an animal has had to go through the stress and confusion of a surgical procedure for their pet. Many of my clients wonder “what happens back there?” My … Continue reading

The Story of Petunia

The Story of Petunia I have been practicing veterinary medicine for 17 years. I love all of my patients, even the ungrateful ones who try to bite me and pee on the floor. I understand, because to my patients I … Continue reading

Heartworm Disease is Very Real!!!

Heartworm Disease is Very Real!! Despite the fact that I have been diagnosing and treating heartworm disease for my entire 17 year career, there are still many questions and misconceptions regarding this disease and how to effectively prevent infection. Heartworm … Continue reading

Cats Need Annual Medical Visits Too!

Cats Need Annual Medical Visits Too!   Everyone knows the dog needs to see the veterinarian yearly for an exam and vaccines. However, many people think their cat only needs to see the veterinarian when sick. Did you know that … Continue reading

Is Pet Insurance Necessary?

Many people ask me about the necessity of pet insurance. Accidents and unexpected illnesses happen all of the time. The last thing you want to do when your pet is sick or hurt is spend time figuring out your budget … Continue reading

Getting to know Dr. Wessels

Welcome to our new website! My name is Dr. Lynlee Wessels and I am the owner of Animal Wellness Center on Monee. Many of you have come into the clinic and have met me through a professional setting. As my … Continue reading