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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July 4th Celebrations – How to Make It Pet Friendly

While you may live far enough away to avoid the noise from the bi-weekly fireworks at Navy Pier, the 4th of July celebrations typically bring fireworks to our Lakeview neighborhood. Many pets are not use to the loud firework pops and can easily become frightened or anxious. Here are some things to consider before the festivities next week.
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Hot Rods Turns Pets into Hot Dogs

With summer officially underway, the weather in Chicago will continue to heat up. While you may be used to driving around Lakeview or Lincoln Park with your pup, there are some important things to remember before leaving them in the car.
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