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Join In the Salute to Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Chicago’s doesn’t have a veterinarian named James Heriot, but we did have Dr. Sheldon Rubin for 41 years caring for and treating pets, advocating for laws beneficial to pets and appearing in the media to disseminate information. Lake Shore Animal Shelter is honoring Dr. Rubin with a Bone Vivant thank you brunch, June 13 at…

Wild Clips for Dogs

In China, it’s apparently a trend to have a dog – but that’s just not enough, it’s far better if it at least appears as if you have a pet tiger,  lion, panda, or some other wild animal. I personally hope this trend doesn’t come here – What do you think?

Should College Students Have Pets?

According to a New York Times story about colleges extending welcome mats to pets  – including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, State University of New York at Canton and Stephens College – are encouraging first  year students to bring their pets from home. Experts suggest, the pets help ease the students into college life by…

The Granny Whisperer

You’ve heard of the Dog Whisperer, here’s the Granny Whisperer (thanks to Dr. Karen Overall for the link)

Thank Dog For Our Best Friends

I’ve long said – there is no relationship on the planet like dog/people….what one completely unrelated species will risk their own life to save the other? Of course, this goes both ways….dogs do it for us, and who (at least reading this) wouldn’t risk their life for a dog? I’ve also long suggested (at first…

Diabetic Cats and Pets in Wedding Parties on Steve Dale's Pet World on 890-AM, WLS

What’s going on with diabetes and cats? Diabetes is occurring more than ever. Feline veterinarian Dr. Colleen Currigan on Steve Dale’s Pet World today (Saturday, June 5), 890-AM WLS at 2 p.m. cst. Dr. Colleen Currigan Feel free to phone in or text your questions. And you can listen online. -Can cats avoid diabetes? –…

Not Again, Dog Attack in Elgin Might Lead to Another Effort to Ban Pit Bulls

I admit it, Elgin Councilman John Prigge – a proponent of the idea of a breed ban – said it was just a matter of time before there would be a Pit Bull attack in his Illinois town (just outside Chicago). He was right. Elgin Councilman John Prigge According to published reports concerning the Elgin…

Memorial Day Goes to the Dogs at Camp Dogwood

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary season, Camp Dogwood is where dogs can be dogs. . . it’s a camp for dogs! The camp is iin Ingleside, IL,  Check out the gallery and see what a camp for dogs is all about:

Remember Military Working Dogs on Memorial Day

Those who stand up for our nation in time of war, putting themselves in harm’s way, are heroes. We honor the men and women of the U.S. Military this Memorial Day. And there’s one more group that deserves recognition: the dogs of the U.S. military. “No one knows how many lives have been saved (by…

Killer Bees Kill Two Dogs, Injure Two Others

Be thankful about where you live…No killer bees around Chicago. Killing two adult Rottweiler dogs, and injuring two others, these bees certainly can live up to their names. Then again, walking Lucy, our 30-lb. Miniature Australian Shepherd last night, we happened upon a rat that I believe was nearly as large she is. The video…

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