Monthly Archives February 2017

The Lowdown on Leptospirosis

Recently in the Chicagoland area news, there has been some talk about Leptospirosis (Lepto for short) and your dog. Lepto is a zoonotic disease, which means it can transmit from animals to humans. Lepto is caused by an infection with the Leptospira bacteria. There are many strains that can be found all over the world in soil and water.
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Mirror Mirror On the Wall

Starting in the 1970s, scientists developed what is now known as the mirror self-recognition test to determine if a creature possesses self-awareness. Mammals such as elephants, chimps and dolphins have all passed the test, which proposes the idea that they have a sense of self.
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Treating Your Pet This Valentine’s Day

While you already may have plans with your significant other on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about your furry family members! A company called Apollo Peak created a line of wines specifically for your cat or dog! Their products are all made with organic ingredients and do not contain any alcohol. Per Apollo Peak, “All of our pet wine products have a proprietary blend that includes all-natural organically grown herbs, fresh beets and natural preservatives to help hold the taste and color.” Their drinks are all aptly named – for cats these products include Catbernet, Pinot Meow and White Kittendel; for dogs, Zinfantail
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