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Don’t let your dog or cat investigate the spring flowers popping up in your garden
The spring flowers are poking out of the ground, you’ve been cooped up all winter, and you can’t wait to inspect them. Just don’t take your cat or dog out to the garden with you...
We have two housecats—Big Fancy Head and Elk Woman (Yes, my kids named the cats.)—who periodically are guilty of tasting our houseplants. This winter, my son Liam and I decided to plant...
This devastating disease can be prevented
We adopted our cat Lacy from some neighbors. We took her in as a kitten and found she was born with feline leukemia, contracted from her mother. Fortunately, Lacy’s own immune system was able...
Fireworks can really stress out your pet
We love fireworks because of the loud booms and dazzling displays in the sky. Pets hate them because of loud booms and dazzling displays in the sky. Dr. John Ciribassi is with Chicagoland Veterinary...
You can tell these animals and their owners have a special bond!
Include the family pets in the holiday festivities, but keep an eye on them
Christmas at my parents’ house is chaotic to say the least. When the whole family is together, there are no less than five dogs running through presents and wrapping paper, and also a few cats...
I adopted two feral kittens from the rescue center three months ago. They are still pretty wild, but we love them anyway. The male, Mickie, is the friendliest and races around the house non-stop. The...