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Ameowzing cat breeds

 Have you ever wondered where some of the more rare cat breeds evolved from? It’s amazing how many similarities our cats share with their larger cousins, lions and tigers. This week we are focusing on the history of several unusual cat breeds.
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Myth Buster: Are Dogs Colorblind?

For years there have been many theories out in the world about our beloved canine friends. While some of them may be a slight distortion of the truth, others may just be completely clouded in nonsense. As we enter into 2015, let’s shed some light on what is fact and what is fiction. You might be surprised to learn that what you believed to be true for years was really just an “old wives tale”.  Our first myth buster is about whether or not dogs can see color.
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Barking in the New Year

Every January the city of Chicago releases the Dog Friendly Area tags, which allow dogs access to 22 parks in the Chicagoland area. These parks allow dogs to run and play off leash in a safe, fenced in environment.
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Purr-suading scaredy-cats to come to the vet

Many cat owners know what it’s like trying to get their cat to the vet. Suddenly the cat disappears when the carrier comes out, claws retract and the yowling begins. While cat owners wish they could make their cats understand that going to the vet isn’t a scary experience, here are some tips to help make the visit a little less stressful.
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Salute to Working Pets!

Animals can do wonders; not only can they put smiles on our faces, they can also provide rehabilitation and service! In honor of Labor Day this past weekend, we’ve decided to spotlight a few Chicago organizations – & the animals that complete them who bring new meaning to the saying “man’s best friend.”
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