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Xylitol poisoning in dogs is on the rise. Xylitol is a sweetener found in sugar-free chewing gum, candy and baked goods. Substantial amounts of items sweetened with xylitol can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure resulting in depression, loss of coordination and seizures. These signs can occur as soon as 30 minutes after ingestion of the product so veterinary treatment is urged immediately. Even small concentrations of xylitol are proving dangerous with detection being veiled by a delay in the onset of clinical signs as much as 12 hours.

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Animal Hospital in Chicago, Park Ridge, Niles, Lincolnwood, Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Abell Animal Hospital is located at 6032 Northwest Highway, Chicago, Illinois, easily accessible to the Northwest side of Chicago and the suburbs of Park Ridge, Niles, Lincolnwood, Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Our hours are by appointment only, but if you have a sick pet, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to accommodate you.   Emergencies take precedence, but appointments are seen at their scheduled times.  Please call us 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, please call us at 773-631-6727.

You may also call us at that number to speak to one of our veterinarians or our professional staff.  We welcome your input!
If you and your veterinarian have worked together to create a health program for your pet which allows for prescription refills, you may call the pharmacy number below to arrange for your refill.  Please note that our prescription refill program requires an exam at least once a year and, with certain drugs and conditions, tests and exams are recommended every 6 months.  If you are interested in such a program, please discuss your options with your veterinarian at your next visit.


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Appointments and General Inquires:  773-631-6727
Pharmacy:  (please call 24 hours ahead) 773-631-6727
Fax:  773-631-7258   

Appointment Hours:
Monday to Friday:  9 am – 12 pm; 2 p.m. – 7:30 pm
Saturday:  9 am – 3 pm
Sunday:  CLOSED

Address:             
6032 Northwest Highway                            
Chicago, Illinois 60631 

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