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Unwanted/Expired Prescription Medications  
 
Prescription medications, whether for human or animal patients, pose considerable health threats if taken in any way other than as prescribed.  That's why these drugs are dispensed in a container with a childproof cap, to help prevent access by children or pets.  And that's also why medications that have expired or are otherwise no longer needed must be disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.  Proper disposal of medications ensures that the drugs don't pollute the environment or enter the drinking water.  Getting unneeded medications out of the house also helps keep children and pets safe. 
 
Village Veterinary Practice does not handle unwanted to expired pharmaceutical waste.  This waste must be processed by a regulated waste management company.  However, we strongly encourage everyone to dispose of these unwanted medications in an appropriate manner. 
 
There are many towns that now have a permanent drug disposal box that you can simply drop off your unwanted medications for disposal at no cost! 
Cook County Medication Drop Boxes 
 
Drops boxes close to VVP: 
February 1, 2016 - Canine Influenza Update (pdf)
DuPage County Medication Drop Boxes
 
Drop boxes close to VVP: 
Canine Influenza Update: 
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CANINE INFLUENZA MAP 
This map shows the US states with reported cases of each strain of canine influenza.  Illinois has seen both! 
NEW CANINE FLU BIVALENT VACCINE protects our canine patients against BOTH strains of canine influenza with one vaccine.   Read more...