Pet News from UI Vet Teaching Hospital
 
WANNA BE THE NEXT DR. DOOLITTLE?

Come to our March 14 Pet U session where certified professional dog trainer Kristen Collins will use photos and discussion to teach you how to identify and interpret dog body postures. Knowing how to "read" dog won't just help you understand your own dog, it will also help you read other dogs that you and your pup encounter on walks and in dog parks.

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GET MOVING WITH YOUR PETS!

With spring right around the corner, you and your furry friends are probably more than ready to get outside and get moving. Kim Knap, a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner at the hospital, recommends that, as with humans, pets should get a routine check-up before beginning an exercise regimen. Knap also notes that your veterinarian can help determine which types of exercise might be best for your pet's age, breed, and overall health.

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ACUPUNCTURE CAN BENEFIT HORSES & DOGS, TOO

Dr. Stuart Clark-Price, head of the anesthesiology section, offers acupuncture therapy for dogs and horses to promote orthopedic rehabilitation and, increasingly, to manage pain. Read more .

In addition, dogs with intervertebral disc disease leading to spinal nerve damage are ideal candidates for acupuncture therapy. Dr. Clark-Price explains that the hope is that the nerves in the spinal cord are not too damaged and the signal can be re-connected. Read more.

Watch Dr. Stuart Clark-Price discuss acupuncture in pets on WCIA's Pet on the Set program.

PET INSURANCE 101

You've probably heard about pet insurance, but may not be sure if it's right for you and your animal companions. According to Rosemary Burke, Assistant Director for Business and Client Relations at the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, pet insurance should be thought of not as a way to save money, but as a means to help pay for catastrophic or costly events. Most pet owners do well with high-deductible policies that cover major illness, accidents, and unanticipated medical needs.

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RELIVE THE WILDNESS WITH PIX FROM THE 10TH ANNUAL DOODLE FOR WILDLIFE

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Feathered masks, painted faces, and reptilian meet -n-greets. Yes, the Doodle for Wildlife's 10th birthday bash certainly was a wild time. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Wildlife Medical Clinic.

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