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Warrenville Grove Animal Hospital

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3s481 Batavia Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: 630-393-1131
Fax: 630-821-6989

Office Hours

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Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am7:00pm
Wednesday7:30am5:00pm
Thursday7:30am7:00pm
Friday7:30am5:00pm
Saturday7:30am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Lyme Disease

Due to the recent expansion of Lyme disease in the tick population into our area we are reevaluating the risk of Lyme disease for our canine patients.  Historically Lyme disease was confined to the northern reaches of the Midwest including Wisconsin and Minnesota.  However, in the last 2-3 years Borrellia, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, has been found in large numbers of ticks tested in DuPage County.  This means that if your dog is bitten by a tick they could get the disease.  In addition, in our testing this spring, about 1 out of 10 dogs are testing positive for exposure to Lyme disease. Many of these dogs have not left DuPage County.   The number of dogs exposed to Lyme will only increase as the bacterium becomes more wide spread in the tick population.

The primary way to prevent Lyme disease is to keep the ticks from infesting your dog.  Investing in an effective flea and tick preventative is the best way to accomplish this.  The secondary line of defense is vaccination.  Vaccinating against bacterial agents is different from normal viral vaccines.  First, the vaccine protection is shorter lived.  The vaccine is labeled for yearly boosters, but in reality the protection is probably shorter.  Because of this it is recommended to vaccinate in the early spring before tick season. Secondly, bacterial vaccines have multiple antigens in them.  This means that the vaccines carry a slightly increased risk of allergic reactions.  The reaction rate is still extremely low but is slightly higher than viral vaccines.  Because of this, in some dogs it is recommended to vaccinate for Lyme separately.

Take Home Message:

  • Lyme is here to stay
  • Tick preventatives are the best protection
  • Vaccines are safe and will help prevent infection.
  • Best time to vaccinate is early spring.

Call 630-393-1131 to make an appointment.

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Testimonials

My husband and I have been taking our dog "Birdy" and cat "Sox" to see Drs. Aaron and Nancy, and Dr. Miner for the past 4 years. Sadly, we just moved to Oklahoma and we miss the outstanding and excellence in veterinarian care that our pets received from your entire team. Thank you for all your help and dedication to providing the best care for our pets.

- Erin & Kevin Brazill / Warrenville, IL

Business Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am7:00pm
Wednesday7:30am5:00pm
Thursday7:30am7:00pm
Friday7:30am5:00pm
Saturday7:30am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

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Meet The Veterinarian

Meet Our Team "Dr. Vigil is a 1985 graduate of Michigan State University. His patience and kindness have served him well over the last twenty years as a housecall veterinarian. Whether he is seeing a new puppy or euthanizing a beloved pet, clients appreciate his caring bedside manner." Read More

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