Archive for March 2013

Pet Poisons: What to do if you suspect your pet is poisoned

Last week, I gave a quick rundown of some of the common household items, foods, and medications that are dangerous for pets. Before your pet is in an emergency situation, it pays to have an action plan in case pet poisons are ingested. Time is of the essence and knowing what to do could save... Read more »

Pet poison prevention – Keep these items out of reach

You may think that you are watching your pet, but it only takes a second for them to gobble up something they are not supposed to eat. One way to avoid trouble is to know what items put your pet at risk and practice pet poison prevention. That should keep your pet out of danger... Read more »

Feral cats – Support needed for Cook County’s TNR program

This next week will be a big week for cat advocates in Cook County and beyond as two battles hit a boiling point in the feral cat versus bird debate. Locally, there’s the hearing in Chicago Tuesday on the county’s successful managed care of feral cats ordinance. On the national level, the spotlight is on... Read more »
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Chicagoland Family Pet Expo - Tips for a fun weekend

If you love pets, the place to be this weekend is the Arlington Race Track for the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo. It’s the one place where you’ll find pretty much everything dog, cat, ferrat, rabbit and more under one roof. From rescues to cool products to fun vendors and performing pets, there will be a... Read more »

Puppy Lemon Law: Illinois Senate committee considers new bill

Consumers in Illinois may soon have stronger recourse if they purchase sick or genetically defective puppies. On Wednesday, Illinois’ Senate Labor and Commerce Committee will hear the first reading of the so called “puppy lemon law” in Springfield. If passed, the puppy lemon law would provide consumers more protection when purchasing pets from pet stores.... Read more »

Pet food pantry in Downers Grove needs customers

A Downers Grove pet food pantry has an unusual problem. The Wet Nose Pet Food Pantry has plenty of donations of dog food, cat food, cat litter and other supplies. They are presently running low on people who need the donations. While the economy continues its slow turnaround, there are still plenty of families in... Read more »
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My Pets on Time: Try new pet program to keep pets on track

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If you feel like you need a personal assistant or at least an app to keep track of your pet’s schedule, you’re in luck. A new program is in the works called My Pets On Time that aims to do just that. The program in development will keep track of veterinary appointments, trips to the... Read more »

'Chicago to the Rescue' shines light on local rescue community

Chicago’s animal rescue community will be in the spotlight later this year thanks to a documentary in the works called Chicago to the Rescue. Filming got underway recently as Chicago’s animal rescue community has stepped up to focus on the efforts of the people and organizations that save the lives of homeless pets in Chicago.... Read more »
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