PRIMARY CARE PRIMER
On the Road with Fido & Fluffy: Tips from Dr. Kandi Norrell
If you're thinking about bringing your furry friend along on your summer vacation, Dr. Kandi Norrell, a primary care veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, emphasizes the importance of planning ahead. Dr. Norrell explains that, "deciding whether or not to bring an animal on a trip is a pet-specific decision that should be based on the individual animal." It is important to consider the benefits vs. risks of taking a pet on vacation.
Staying with a pet sitter or being boarded might be a better option in some cases, such as for animals that are geriatric or very young, need frequent medications, have ongoing medical conditions, or do not adapt well to stressful situations. Read the full story or watch Dr. Norrell's recent "Road Trip with Rover" segment on WCFN's Pet on the Set show.
Whether you and Fluffy are heading to an exotic locale or enjoying a relaxing staycation, check out Dr. Norrell's tips for keeping your pet cool this summer.
HAVE YOU BECOME A GOOD HUMAN YET?
Good humans are prepared when emergencies happen. They are rewarded with peace of mind. Plus, by pre-registering with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's "Good Human" Emergency Pre-Registration program, they get the standard $13 new patient registration fee waived.
Signing up is free, and thanks to our online form, it's easy to do.
We welcome eight new veterinary practice partners: A& E Animal Hospital (Urbana), Bushnell Veterinary Service (Bushnell), Country View Veterinary Clinic (Champaign), Kankakee Animal Hospital (Kankakee), Okaw Veterinary Clinic (Tuscola), St. Joseph Animal Hospital (St. Joseph), Whitman Veterinary Clinic (Piper City), and Wolf Veterinary Services (Springfield). See a full list of our partners here.
What are you waiting for? Be a good human today!
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MARK YOUR SPOT FOR YAPPY HOUR
Nothing says dog days of summer like a Yappy Hour. Mix and mingle with fellow pet people (and their furry friends) at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine's first ever Yappy Hour, Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 6 pm at the Canopy Club in Urbana.
For just $20 a person and $5 per animal companion, guests will enjoy pizza and empanadas, along with two drink tickets. Our furry friends will have full access to our open "water bar" plus a variety of gourmet treats.
All proceeds will benefit the Humane Connection Fund at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Casting call alert. Your furry friend could be among the faces proudly displayed in our special "Pets Who Put the Happy in Yappy Hour" slideshow. All you need to do is send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 22. Make sure to include the words "Yappy Hour" in the subject line.
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