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A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Influenza (the Dog Flu)

The media has been abuzz lately with news of the latest canine influenza outbreak. This disease has been hitting the Chicago area hard over the last month or so, and has many pet owners reeling with questions. What is this … Continue reading

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Choosing a Pet: Finding Your Perfect Match

How many pet owners have succumbed to the trendy cuteness of the labradoodle, the exotic curiosity of an iguana, the beauty of a Afghan hound, or the novelty of the “fit-in-your-purse” teacup chihuahua, only to realize the pet isn’t a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Tackling Pet Obesity

  This time of year, many of us are thinking of our New Year’s Resolutions.  Maybe you are going to quit smoking, make a commitment to hit the gym more often, or spend more time with your kids.  New Year’s … Continue reading

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How Do I Know When My Pet Needs Emergency Care?

  We have all been there.  It is midnight on a Saturday and something is not quite right with yourself/your child/your pet.  But is it urgent enough to warrant emergency services or can it wait until Monday morning?  Pet emergency … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Warnings for Your Pet

  Winter has arrived, and with its entrance comes a whole new set of concerns for taking care of your pets.  While it’s true that they wear fur coats all of the time, animals can still suffer from weather-related injury … Continue reading

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Anaplasmosis: The OTHER Tick Disease

  Pretty much everybody has heard of Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  But did you know that there was another type of tick-borne disease that affects dogs called Anaplasmosis?  Here is what you need to know: Anaplasmosis is … Continue reading

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Vaccinations are Important for ALL Pets

Even if your pet lives a relatively tame life, regular vaccinations are an important part of protecting them against debilitating and sometimes fatal illness.  Some diseases that pets can carry are even zoonotic, or transmissible to people. Pets can be … Continue reading

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