Animal Hospital in Wilmington: Dog Playing Outside
Animal Hospital in Wilmington: Dog Playing Outside

October is Employee Appreciation and Allergy Awareness Month!

Employee Appreciation Month

During this month, please help us thank our dedicated staff who care for and love your pets!! We have a great team at Windcrest! We are family! We thank you for being a part of our family too!

If there is an employee that you feel really cares about you and your pet, please let them know you appreciate them.

Allergy Awareness Month

Did you know that cats, dogs and horses can all develop allergies in much the same way that humans do? There are three main kinds of allergy in animals – food, flea bites and environmental allergies such as grass pollen and mold spores.

Environmental allergies, or atopy, are the second-most common cause of itchy skin in dogs, after flea allergy dermatitis. Although it is hard to know exactly how many dogs suffer from atopy, recent studies estimate the prevalence at about 10 percent of the canine population. Cats can also suffer from environmental allergies.

Just as people can be allergic to certain foods, so can pets. A food allergy in a dog or cat results most typically from a protein in the food. Food allergies most commonly cause skin issues in dogs and cats, but vomiting and diarrhea can occur, too. Treatment involves removing the offending ingredient from the pet’s diet. Finding the offender usually involves a process of elimination.

If you suspect your pet is suffering from allergies, please contact us and make an appointment with one of our veterinarians for an evaluation.

October Events:

5th Annual Blessing of the Animals

Please join us at the Grace Episcopal Church on October 5th, from 11am – 1pm, for the 5th Annual Blessing of the Animals. Last year they had 40+ pets (including dogs, cats and lizards!) attend for the blessing, as well as a professional photographer who took portraits of each pet, which was a big hit! Shannon Somma Photography will be in attendance this year as well! They will also have some great raffles, and new this year: Activities for kids!. Admission is Free!

Centreville Doggerel Days

Please join us at Centrville Doggerel Days. The event will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Centreville’s Canby Park. There will be many events such as dog agility, Jack Russell races, police dog demonstrations and dog training. In addition there will be vendors, food trucks, and rescue organizations.  This will be a fun event for the entire family!   Click Here for additional information.

National Veterinary Technicians Week

National Veterinary Technicians Week is the week of October 13th – 19th, 2019. During this week we would like to give thanks to all the wonderful and dedicated Veterinary Technicians at our hospital and throughout the country.

Windcrest Animal Hospital

3705 Lancaster Pike

Wilmington, DE 19805 - Directions

Lobby Hours:

Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:30pm

Sat: 8am - 6pm

Sunday: 9am-6pm

Emergency: Open 24/7
(302) 998-2995 Contact Us