Archive for March 2012

Reader Email: Was It a Vaccine Reaction? Heart Disease in Cats, How To Be a Vet

Reader Email: Was It a Vaccine Reaction? Heart Disease in Cats, How To Be a Vet
Q: In November, my little dog, Beau, hurt his leg. I took him to the veterinarian for help and for grooming. While I was waiting in the exam room, I saw a promotion for a vaccine that would prevent my dog from getting sick after licking wild animal pee. We live in the country with... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Pam Johnson-Bennett Thinks Like a Cat

WGN Radio Petcast: Pam Johnson-Bennett Thinks Like a Cat
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast with Pam Johnson-Bennett. She’s is the anointed Queen of Cats, my friend and certified cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett. Spending an hour with Pam is like spending an entire lifetime with a cat (all nine of those lives). Pam is the most popular cat book author ever, including... Read more »

Gremlin, A Pit Bull-type of a Wonder Dog

Gremlin, A Pit Bull-type of a Wonder Dog
I am often marveled at canine capacity for forgiveness….check this out. Watch Gremlin and see her story.  Gremlin is a  Pit Bull type dog. She was saved from the wrath of a dog fighting ring. Her legs were broken, and need re-breaking by veterinarians because they were never treated and grew back in a painful... Read more »
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Tree House Humane Society: Adopting 26 Cats in 26 Hours

Tree House Humane Society: Adopting 26 Cats in 26 Hours
Who knew that adopting a cat might be an excuse to party. Cats will adopted FREE at Tree House Humane Society, March 30 through April 1…the goal is to adopt 26 cats in 26 hours. A to celebrate all these cats finding forever homes! Actually, Tree House – and cats at all shelters throughout most... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Conference, 2012

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The American Animal Hospital Association stands for excellence in veterinary medicine, for those wanting the best of the best standards for their pets.

Friend for Life, Adopt-A-Thon at Animal Care and Control

Friend for Life, Adopt-A-Thon at Animal Care and Control
Meet your match at the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-Thon at Chicago Animal Care and Control…. If there’s a pet adoption ‘season,’ this is it. I hope you consider adopting from the City’s municipal shelter, which isn’t visited often enough – or tell your friends, neighbors, relatives…stop people on the street – spread the word. The event... Read more »
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Report from Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association

Report from Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association
DENVER, CO. — The Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association, held March 15-18, was attended by over 1,200 veterinary professionals. AAHA executive director Dr. Michael Cavanaugh kicked off the event with the State of the Industry 2011 review. While Cavanaugh’s message wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops, he was noticeably more optimistic than last year.... Read more »

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy
Listen to Dr. Ernie Ward on Steve Dale’s Pet World talk about heartworm disease: I really don’t get it, heartworm (transmitted by mosquitoes)  can be prevented in dogs and cats. In cats, there is sadly no treatment….In dogs, treatment is available (but now potentially hard to come by). Dr. Ward also points that the weather... Read more »

Cats Don't Always Land on their Feet

Cats Don't Always Land on their Feet
Here’s what can happen if you leave your window open a crack, your pet can fall out. Really, it happens. It happened to Brittney Kirk in Boston. Her cat tumbled out the window and fell 19 stories. She  landed on a patch of grass, and somehow incurred only minor injuries. Dazed and confused the cat... Read more »
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Tree House Cat Needs Your Help

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In June of 2011, when they were just three months old, Rios was abandoned with his brothers, Darwin and Aramis. Darwin and Aramis were quickly adopted by Tree House Humane Society. Rios was breathing very noisily- wheezing, snorting, and straining- and pretty constantly. After a battery of tests and treatments, it was concluded that Rios... Read more »
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