Veterinary Resources To Help You Find The Information You Need.

Preiser Animal Hospital Urgent Care & Wellness Appointments is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet. Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites. We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.

Website Resources

American Animal Hospital Association

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

American Kennel Club

American Veterinary Medical Association

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Agility Information

Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Osteoarthritis Supplements by PAH

Preiser Animal Hospital Urgent Care & Wellness Appointments has these supplements in stock!

 Any good quality branded human supplement will work. Email us at if you find a supplement and we can ensure the quality ingredients and help you with dosages!

Glucosamine/Chondroitin (with MSM)

Function: contributes to cartilage formation and repair, reduces inflammation, slows cartilage deterioration, and improves elastic properties of cartilage and reduces painful swelling in joints.

Dose: Large dog > 50 #- 1500-2000 mg/day, small dog 25-50#- 850-1000 mg/day. 

Recommended brands- Dasuquin*, Cosequin, Bayer Synovi G4

Green Lipped Mussel

Function: chrondromodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, improve joint swelling

Recommended brands- Glyde*, Super Snout


Function: for systemic inflammation

Dose: Small dog – 250mg 2-3 times daily. Max dose 750 mg daily. Large dog – 500-800 mg 2-3 times daily. Max dose 2,000 mg daily. Capsules are better than powder for our patient’s taste buds!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Function: for overall long term inflammation throughout the body, decreasing cellular injury and tissue damage

Small dog- 100-200 IU daily. Large Dog- 200-400 IU daily. Omegas and fatty acids such as fish oil, salmon oil are great sources!

Recommended Brand- Welactin* Salmon Oil

Pharmaceuticals For Arthritis

Adequan*, NSAIDs*. Ask our team if you think it’s time for these prescription medications!

Other Supplements Movoflex*

Egg Shell Membrane, Hyaluronic Acid, Boswellia Serrata Extract, ZANTHIN Astaxanthin Algae, Vitamin D3

Standard Process Musculoskeletal Support* and Ligaplex

Other Therapeutic Treatments

Class IV Laser Therapy*, massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy.

Vaccine Reactions

By focusing on preventive healthcare, you are taking an important step in keeping your friend happy and healthy for many years to come.

The vaccines that your pet receives are designed to stimulate a specific immune response to help protect against illness in the event of future exposure to the actual disease.

For after-hours emergency care please contact Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove at 847-459-7535 or Blue Pearl in Northfield at 847-564-5775

Short Term Nonspecific Reactions

Your pet may display short-lived side effects for up to 1-2 days, following the administration of any vaccine:

  • Reduced appetite or loss of appetite 
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Lethargy/Groggy (lack of activity)
  • Reluctance to walk/run
  • Mild fever

Vaccinations Site


  • Right Hip: Rabies
  • Left Hip: Influenza/ Lyme
  • Right Shoulder: Lepto
  • Left Shoulder: DAP +/- Lepto
  • Intranasal: Bordetella


  • Right hip: Rabies
  • Right Shoulder: FVRCP
  • Left Hip: Leukemia

Allergic Reactions

Please call us and notify us immediately if  your pet develops any of these less common but serious signs:

  • 1-5 lbs: (½) 12.5mg Tablet or (¼) 25 mg Tablet
  • 5-15 lbs: (1) 12.5 mg Tablet or (½) 25 mg Tablet
  • 16-30 lbs: (1) 25 mg Tablet
  • 31-75 lbs: (2) 25 mg Tablets
  • 76-100 lbs : (4) 25 mg Tablets

*May give every 8 hours for 48-72 hrs after vaccines

Injection Site Reactions

Sometimes a small firm swelling (“lump”) may develop at the injection site. This is expected to resolve within 1 month. Contact us if it is still painful after 1-2 days, continues to grow or persists beyond 1 month.


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