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WINTER ANIMAL HEALTH 101

dog in snowWe all know that sub-zero temps and icy roads can be a risk to human health and safety. But do you know all the ways that winter weather can pose a risk to your animals?

Horse owners, did you know that a horse may refuse to drink cold water, putting him at a greater risk for colic? Dogs owners, did you know it’s important to inspect your pet’s feet for cracks and bleeding caused by salt, snow, and ice?

More on winter horse health | More on winter dog health

NEED TO PREPARE YOUR PET FOR YOUR "NEW ARRIVAL"?

The key to introducing pets and new babies is preparation. Ideally, it should begin well before the little one's arrival, and training for both pets and children should continue as they grow together. Come to Pet U on Monday, February 7, to learn how to maximize the bond and minimize the conflicts between pets and young children.

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Did you know that when you register for Pet U, you get a service credit at our hospital equal to the amount of your registration fee?

OUTDOOR CATS: TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES

Dr. Kenneth Welle, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, recently explained a variety of health impacts—on wildlife as well as on the cats—when cats are allowed to roam.
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WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT

If you've decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year by adding a floppy-eared friend to your family, consider these tips from Dr. Julia Whittington regarding housing, nutrition, and maintenance before you bring your new bunny home.
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THE TENTH ANNUAL DOODLE FOR WILDLIFE PROMISES TEN TIMES THE FUN

owlGet ready to unmask your wild side at the Tenth Annual Doodle for Wildlife, Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the I Hotel. You'll find lots of fabulous celebrity doodles, adventure packages, and other good stuff to bid on at the auction, and plenty of surprises to keep the fun going. Proceeds help provide supplies, food, and treatments for the Wildlife Medical Clinic's patients. Get more information or register online.

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