Archives for Pet Health

Cats: Living Large

Cat’s can be the perfect pet for a busy pet parent: they use a litter box instinctively, groom and clean themselves, and sleep an average of 16 hours a day. It’s true that cats relish their independence, but any cat owner will also tell you that their furry charge shows plenty of affection — especially when they’re hungry.
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All About Heart – Heartworm Awareness

With April being National Heartworm Awareness month, it is important to understand exactly what heartworm disease is and how you can prevent your dog from developing it. A common misconception about heartworm disease is that dogs who live in Chicago are not at risk. This map from the American Heartworm Society shows this is not the case!
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Important Vaccines for Chicagoland Dogs

With spring break coming up for many families, boarding your dog may be necessary. Even if your furry family member is only going to daycare or the dog parks, there are two vaccines that your dog should receive before interacting with other pups –Leptospirosis and Canine Influenza, the H3N2 strain. Both diseases have had recent outbreaks in Chicago, so it is important your dog be protected!
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Achoo – Did My Dog Just Cough or Sneeze?

A popular phone call we receive here at Blum is that owners think their dog is coughing due to a snorting-type of noise. With the Canine Influenza outbreak in Chicago in 2015, especially in the Lakeview area, many owners are very vigilant about any type of cough-like sound their dog produces.
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