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New Bivalent Vaccine Covers Both Dog Flu Strains

Canine influenza virus (CIV) is here to stay, according to Dr. Natalie Marks of Blum Animal Hospital, Chicago. The new bivalent vaccine covers both known U.S. strains of dogs flu (H3N2 and H3N8), so where both strains are active – only one vaccine is now required. It you are boarding or kenneling your dog –…

Animal Welfare League of Chicago Celebrates 80-Years

Animal Welfare League of Chicago, celebrating 80 years! Hear this radio show, about the shelter where we adopted Hazel. First, I speak with newsman Dave Schwaynee about an odd lost dog story, and Dave agrees. I tell Hazel’s story, and Terri Sparks offers the story of the Animal Welfare League of Chicago. I honestly forgot…

Day at MonDog Beach

With the dog flu threat lowered significantly, we thought it would be a perfect day to visit MonDog (Montrose dog beach), and with our niece Mallory and her dog Kaylee too! Our first time at the dog beach this season, due to the dog flu and then just too many rainy days. This turned out…

Day at Dog Beach

Dog Beach is the right destination on a beautiful Sunday afternoon – Mondog Dog Beach is just north of the Montrose Avenue Beach.  

How Cold Is It? Ask Polar Bears, Penguins or Siberian Huskies

How cold has been? You know it’s cold when even polar bears and penguins prefer indoors. And JoAnne Smithson’s Siberian Huskies apparently would rather go to relatively balmy Siberia. Anana, the lone polar bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, has never grown the thick layer of fat that bears in their native Arctic…

Camp Dogwood: Barking Up Any Tree

Camp Dogwood is Fun (no accident on that capital ‘F’). All sorts of events and activities for dogs and their people. It really is a camp where dogs can partake in a wide variety of activities, from lure coursing (for sight hounds, or any other dog that wants to partake) to a marshmallow camp fire…

Dog Beach Highlights

Mondog Beach is terrific! This sprawling Chicago dog beach (just north of the beach for people at Montrose) offers views of Chicago which are worth the price of admission (it’s free, of course – like all city beaches), and is always a great place for social dogs to keep cool, let off steam and just…

International Association of Human Animal Interactions On Lake Michigan

Conference of the International Association of Human/Animal Interactions was for the first time ever held in the U.S., in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 20-22 in Chicago. Among the special events – a lovely Chicago River/Lake Michigan River on Chicago’s classic Mercury Skyline Cruiseline, sponsored by Greenies. Here re…

Dogs Hit Beach: Mondog's Season's Begun

Montrose Street Dog Beach, known as Mondog, has begun their season, though that is hard to believe. Thats because it’s been so darn cold outside, and the Lake Michigan water temperature reflects that. Here are some images from our first visit of the year….

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