Posts tagged "Chicago Veterinary Medical Association"

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit
Pet store industry couldn’t take it anymore, as community after community has banned sales of dogs and cats (and in some places rabbits) at pet stores. The movement to support the bans began and continues as a grass roots effort because pet lovers have had it with the supply of these animals, which, of course,... Read more »

My Vets the Best Contest: Vote for Dr. Kathleen Heneghan

My Vets the Best Contest: Vote for Dr. Kathleen Heneghan
The elections are here – to vote for Pets Best My Vets the Best Contest.  Dr, Kathleen Heneghan, Elmwood Grove Animal Hospital, River Grove, IL is a finalist in the My Vets the Best contest. Vote HERE, early and often – as Heneghan, a native Chicagoan no doubt understands. Just last month, Dr. Natalie Marks of Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Veterinarian on Limits for Pet Store Sales Cook County

Chicago Veterinarian on Limits for Pet Store Sales Cook County
Dr. Richard Green disagrees with his associations, and agrees with what call terms “overwhelming majority” of his colleagues that it’s GREAT that no dogs, cats or rabbits will be sold at pet stores. Hear my conversation with this long-standing and well-regarded veterinarian, who helped to establish Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, HERE from Steve Dale’s... Read more »
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Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County

Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County
Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (12th district) was on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio,  Listen HERE. I explain the background of how the Puppy Mill Project has been devoted to pet stores not selling animals from commercial facilities, and how the city and then Cook County said no more dogs, cats or rabbits to be... Read more »

Puppy Mills Sales Targeted in Cook County

Puppy Mills Sales Targeted in Cook County
Puppy mills are awful places. We’re a country which stands for humane treatment of animals….But if you landed here from outer space and fell on a puppy mill, you’d certainly have another impression all together. For decades the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various reasons hasn’t been able to significantly reduce the number of puppy... Read more »

Dr. Jack Noyes: Chicago Losses Legendary Veterinarian

Dr. Jack Noyes: Chicago Losses Legendary Veterinarian
By guest blogger, Dr. Sheldon Rubin We have all had special mentors in our life that have left life-changing impressions for us. I have had a few starting in grammar school and leading up to the start of my professional life. One of these was Dr. Jack Noyes who passed away peacefully, December 5. Jack... Read more »
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PETCAST: Dogs &Thanksgiving Day; Soldier Dogs, Dog Is My CoPilot, Delinquint Dogs; Choosing a Vet

PETCAST: Dogs &Thanksgiving Day; Soldier Dogs, Dog Is My CoPilot, Delinquint Dogs; Choosing a Vet
Listen HERE to a Petcast salute to turkeys everywhere, starting with David Frei, who it seems announces every dog show on the planet, including the upcoming National Dog Show Presented by Purina on (NBC at noon CDT) on Thanksgiving Day. There are too many emergency visits to veterinarians on Thanksgiving Day. Dr. Alexis Newman, president... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast, Dr. Alexis Newman of CVMA; Chicken Jerky; AVMA Convention Reports

WGN Radio Petcast, Dr. Alexis Newman of CVMA; Chicken Jerky; AVMA Convention Reports
Here’s the most recent – action packed – WGN Petcast. Click HERE to LISTEN (may take a few moments to load) Dr. Alexis Newman is the President of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, a resource for all Chicago area pet owners. She also works in emergency medicine, an important topic. How do you know when... Read more »

Paws on Patios, Allowing Dogs at Restaurant Sidewalk Cafes and Patios

Paws on Patios, Allowing Dogs at Restaurant Sidewalk Cafes and Patios
Paws should be allowed on patios! In Florida, and in Chicago – among other places in America – if restaurants so choose dogs are allowed to dine al fresco. And now other cities are attempting to follow, most particularly Houston with a campaign called Paws on Patios. It’s a topic of conversation in Houston, and... Read more »
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Licensing Dog Owners, Not the Dogs: Maybe Not Such a Bad Idea

Licensing Dog Owners, Not the Dogs: Maybe Not Such a Bad Idea
As an outcome of the recent attack by two Pit Bull-type dogs in Chicago, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd ward) has offered an interesting idea – licensing dog owners. I actually believe the idea is brilliant – or at least a start. The city can better enforce; most municipalities (including Chicago)  license dogs. That’s not very... Read more »
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