A St. Charles Animal Hospital
Is that a skin tag, a tick, a tumor or a toenail?
Your pet’s yearly checkup is vital to their health. Make that appointment today!
October is the month for witches, pumpkins and things that go bump in the night. But what if your pet has a bump…on their skin? Your pet may have bumps. Lumps. Missing fur. A black spot. A funny-looking toenail. Are these things nothing, or something of concern?
For even the most observant owners, it’s tough to know what skin issues are ok and what needs further evaluation. Yes, your pet may have skin disease and you may not even realize it. For example, your pet’s missing fur may be a bald spot from a tumble or a fungus. Eeew! We can run a simple lab test to figure out which one it is!
And if your pet has a little bump, it may be cancer. If it’s left unchecked, the bump may become larger and harder to remove, which may put your pet’s health at risk. But if we take a look early enough, we may be able to remove it with a big sigh of relief!
And finally, that black “spot” you thought was a freckle on your pet, may be a tick! If our team removes it within a certain amount of time, your pet will likely not be infected by a tick-borne disease. Phew!
Skin is the largest organ of your pet’s body, and there’s a lot to examine. When you bring your pet in for their yearly checkup, we’ll assess every part of it, from nose to tail! We’ll look for spots, rashes, warts, skin tags and everything in between to make sure your pet stays healthy…and cancer-free.
It’s time to schedule your pet’s yearly checkup. We’ll perform a thorough skin check and a few other easy tests if needed to keep your pet healthy and happy! Make an appointment today!
Bogey Hills Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital which has been serving the St. Charles County and surrounding areas for over 25 years. We offer a wide range of services for your dogs, cats, pocket pets, and some limited services for birds. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. We understand the special role that a pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care.
Our compassionate team of veterinarians and support staff take pride in providing the comfort that your pet needs during these stressful times. We provide comprehensive preventative care for your pet, so that our patients can live the longest and healthiest life possible. Our routine wellness care includes regular physical exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention and testing (heartworms, intestinal, flea, tick), microchips, nutrition, spay/neuters, and dentistry. We also offer feline boarding and a full line of grooming services with experienced groomers by appointment.
We also strive to continually advance our knowledge so that we can provide our patients with latest in diagnostics and treatments. We offer our patients general surgery, pain management, prescription diets, in-house and outside laboratory services, digital radiology, ultrasound, and a convenient on-site pharmacy.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we provide. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Find us on Facebook or Twitter to connect with our practice. Pet Portals is now available to all of our clients, where you can request appointments, access your pet's vaccination status, and request prescription refills. Please contact us at (636)373-7056 or online for all your pet health care needs.
Oral & Dental Care
There are many ways to help maintain a healthy mouth for your pet, find out more about our services, which include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and more.Learn More
Wellness exams are a simple and effective way of monitoring your pet's health. Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy and active life.Learn More
Preventative Pet Care
Monitoring your pet’s health is important. Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will love a long, healthy and active life.Learn More