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Illinois MVPs Featured on Facebook

ILLINOIS MVPs FEATURED ON FACEBOOK

Meet our patients (a.k.a. our Illinois MVPs). (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));  

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Heat Stroke Is Deadly to Dogs

HEAT STROKE IS DEADLY TO DOGS

Illinois may be having an unusually cool summer this year, but that does not mean pet owners can dismiss summertime heat risks for pets. Heat stroke is a potentially damaging or deadly risk when an animal overheats, whether from being left in a hot car or from too much sun or exercise. Our recommendations for […]

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Cats’ Low-Stress Vet Visits Begin at Home

CATS’ LOW-STRESS VET VISITS BEGIN AT HOME

A lot has been said about why to take your cat for regular veterinary visits, but some owners may also need advice on how to get kitty in the carrier, the car, and the clinic without a battle. Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian with a special interest in animal behavior, practices at the University of […]

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IS YOUR PET READY FOR HEARTWORM SEASON?

Thanks to an extremely harsh winter, we may see a decrease in the mosquito population compared to previous years. Still, we must take precautions against heartworm disease. Mosquitoes are the intermediate host of heartworms and are responsible for spreading this deadly disease. Dogs cannot give the disease to other dogs without the aid of mosquitoes. […]

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PAWS OFF THESE POTENTIAL PET POISONS

I’ve been talking to a lot of clients about the common household items that can be toxic to their pets. According to 2012 data from the Animal Poison Control Center, based in Urbana, Ill., prescription human medication was at the top of the list for the fifth year in a row. The most common meds […]

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