Traveling With or Without Your Dog During the Canine Flu Outbreak

Springbrook_iStock_000052770134_Large (1)Canine influenza, or canine flu, has had many dog owners in the Chicagoland area concerned – and understandably so. While the canine influenza strain, H3N8, has been recognized for some time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this strain, H3N2, is new to our area and therefore places almost all dogs Continue…

It’s Getting Hot In Here: Heat Safety Tips for Keeping Pets Cool This Summer

Dog in a small poolThe good ol’ Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this summer will have higher temperatures than previous years, and, after the long winter, we say, bring it on!

However, this means a little extra monitoring of your pet’s wellbeing as heat-related illness can sneak up on your pet. If you are diligent in observing any changes – from the subtle to the drastic – your pet will remain cool, comfy, and safe. Make only happy memories this summer and take advantage of these heat Continue…