DOES THE NOSE REALLY KNOW WHEN YOUR PET IS SICK?
True or false: a pet's nose is a reliable indicator of health? You may be surprised by the answer. Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine veterinarian Dr. Jason Doukas explains that "many times the temperature and wetness of the nose have nothing to do with sickness. Instead, it is a just a reaction to the temperature and humidity in the ambient air. However, if your pet's nose has nasal discharge, that could be an indication that your pet is sick."
LOOK WHO GOT A MAKEOVER
We're starting off the new year with a new look for our University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital website. In addition to a new navigation and menu, the redesign features new photos and videos, plus did-you-know sidebars that will help you learn more about us and what we do.
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. Early registration discount ends Wednesday, January 26.
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?
DR. KEN WELLE JOINS OUR EXOTICS TEAMAfter 22 years of running his own private practice, Dr. Ken Welle, of All Creatures Animal Hospital in Urbana, joined the clinical staff at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital this month.
Owners of exotic pets can make an appointment to see Dr. Welle by calling 217-333-5300.
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ARE YOU WILD ABOUT ILLINOIS WILDLIFE?
Get ready to unmask your wild side at the Tenth Annual Doodle for Wildlife, Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the I Hotel. This year there will be more animals, more entertainment, and more fun! Proceeds help provide supplies, food, and treatments for the Wildlife Medical Clinic's patients. Stay tuned for more info at http://vetmed.illinois.edu/wmc.
1008 W. Hazelwood Drive :: Urbana, IL 61802 :: 217.333.5300 (small animal) :: 217.333.2000 (large animal)