Archive for October 2013

New Chicago center offers pet cancer and rehabilitative options

New Chicago center offers pet cancer and rehabilitative options
There are more options these days for medical treatments for our pets if they’ve been injured, are sick or suffer from cancer. Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center has opened two new veterinary practices – the Chicago Veterinary Cancer Center, and the PawsitivEnergy Rehabilitation Center. The new facilities that have opened across the street from... Read more »

Helping out is all in a days work

Helping out is all in a days work
My husband jokes all the time that I’m the crazy cat lady. Really, at the height of our cat household, we had just three kitties – our old senior Scarlett and Max and Ellie. But I guess that deep down, it’s a fear of becoming that cat lady that has driven me to do what... Read more »

Halloween has gone to the dogs (and cats) in Chicago

Halloween has gone to the dogs (and cats) in Chicago
Are you ready to Trick or Treat or have you had enough of Howl-O-Ween? Halloween has gone to the dogs in Chicago and there are still fun events for your pet to strut their costumed stuff before the witching hour. Then, check out some fun events this weekend to support animal rescue. So, grab your costumes... Read more »
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Going green by composting cat litter

Going green by composting cat litter
If you’re going green with your pet products, one problem area has always been cat litter. Clay-based litters are one of those items that live to eternity in a landfill. However, more natural products – like wheat or corn-based cat litters – are biodegradable. You can actually take that a step further by composting cat... Read more »

9 ways to save pets lives beyond spaying and neutering pets

9 ways to save pets lives beyond spaying and neutering pets
Why are American animal controls, shelters and rescues bursting at the seams? So often when the debate arises, there’s a strong contingent that thinks the problem will be solved if everyone just spayed and neutered their pets. While spaying and neutering pets is an important piece of a very complex puzzle, there is so much... Read more »

6 ways to help cats on National Cat Day

6 ways to help cats on National Cat Day
Three years ago this week, we said good-bye to the cat in the box. I adopted Scarlett and her brother Rhett as goofy little kittens and they went on to live long spoiled lives with me. It was very hard to say good-bye after 19 years and even harder for me to understand the plight... Read more »
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3 new dog products that will make you smile

3 new dog products that will make you smile
Here are three new dog products that should make you smile. The holiday season is right around the corner and that means new pet products are hitting the spotlight. Over the next few weeks I’ll highlight some and do reviews of others as we look at cool products aimed at our pets and making our... Read more »

Great pet Halloween costumes and Halloween pet events

Great pet Halloween costumes and Halloween pet events
Halloween is just around the corner and there’s still time to pick out a great pet Halloween costumes and participate in Halloween Pet Events with your furry friend. Before you head out with your pet, take a few steps to make sure that your pet is safe and comfortable while wearing his pet Halloween costume -... Read more »

Winter shelters on the way for Waukegan's feral cats thanks to volunteers

Winter shelters on the way for Waukegan's feral cats thanks to volunteers
For the past two years, a local volunteer organization has tackled a project each holiday season aimed at helping pets in need at Waukegan Animal Control. Both projects spearheaded by Waukegan Animals Getting Saved – WAGS – were aimed at making life better for the homeless dogs in Waukegan. This year the group is reaching... Read more »
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Dogs hit the trail for Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

Dogs hit the trail for Miles for the Mothers in the Mills
It was a bit chilly on Sunday, but it didn’t stop a lot of dog lovers from heading out to Highland Park for the Second Annual Miles for the Mothers in the Mills. Dogs of all shapes and sizes came out with their families to hit the trail and to help The Puppy Mill Project... Read more »
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    I am a crazy cat lady and puppy mill warrior that blogs to advocate and educate about pet issues. In American animal controls, millions of pets are abandoned each year and an estimated 4 million die just because there are not enough homes. It truly seems like it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

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