Check the Chip

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sponsored Check the Chip Day on August 15 to remind pet owners about the importance of having their pets microchipped and the information on their registration current.
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Pugs and Kisses

  Therapy dogs come in all shapes and sizes! Chloe is a 4-year-old Pug, owned by Justyna and Craig Della Valle, and she has been a therapy dog for the past two years.
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Heatstroke in Dogs (and Cats)

  1. What is heatstroke, and what happens to a dog’s body when they are having one? Heatstroke occurs when the body can not get rid of excessive heat. It is EXTREME hyperthermia at the body’s core (usually a body temperature of 105-109 degrees F) and this extreme heat causes damage to many different tissues of the body.  For perspective, a dog’s NORMAL body temperature is 100-102.5 degrees F.
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Paws Around the City – Summer Pet Events

Summertime in Chicago is one of the best places to be. There is always something going on whether it’s a street festival, outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or a movie at the Park at Wrigley. Here are some fun things to do with your pet this summer in the city!
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