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CAT HEALTH ALERT: Recent Cases of Tularemia, and Measures to Recognize It and Prevent Its Spread

Three cats originating from two households were diagnosed with tularemia at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in July and September. These cats resided within a mile of each other at the eastern edge of Savoy. Tularemia is infrequently seen in cats and is rare in dogs. Indoor housecats are not at risk of contracting this disease.

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OCTOBER 2 VET MED OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATES WORLD VETERINARY YEAR

2011 Vet Med Open HouseStop by our Sunday, October 2 Vet Med Open House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and get a behind-the-scenes look at the state's only veterinary college and its Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

New to this year's program will be demonstrations of the work that service dogs do, presented by a University of Illinois student organization that trains these dogs Prospective veterinarians take note that this year there will be only one career talk, and it will start at 11 a.m.

Since this year's theme celebrates International World Veterinary Year, this year's poster and program offer guests a quick lesson in how to speak international animal sounds.

Did you know that Italian dogs greet each other by saying "bau bau," while their Russian counterparts say "hav-hav"? Download a copy of our poster and see what our animal friends are saying all around the globe.

Want more ways to get in the Open House spirit? Follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter (tweet to @illinoisvethosp with our special hashtag #UIVetMedOpenHouse), and be sure to check in to t he College on Foursquare.

WHY SPAYING YOUR PET MAY BE GOOD FOR HER HEALTH

Spaying your animal companion may have more benefits that you thought. Watch this video with Dr. Mauria O'Brien, emergency and critical care veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and learn how spaying can help safeguard female dogs and cats from a number of health issues.

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OVER 1,000 GOOD HUMANS CAN'T BE WRONG

Good Human Emergency Pre-registration Program As of this writing, over 1,000 Illinois animal owners are now confident in the knowledge that they have ensured the good care of their animals at any time of day or night.

Let's get to know their well-prepared pets.

Top dog
: canine companions comprise approximately 70% of our animal registrants. Hello kitties: cats account for almost 25% of our animal registrants. Horses, of course: equines equal approximately 2% of our animal registrants. The remaining 3% of our animal registrants are mix of birds, small mammals, and reptiles.

Over 1,000 "Good Humans" can't be wrong. What are you waiting for? Be a good human today!

RECENT PET COLUMNS

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Howl at the Moon: Saturday, September 24. Come see Zookeeper at the Harvest Moon Drive-in, support Illinois wildlife.
  • OTS Road Race: Sunday, September 25. Join the race to benefit Canine Companions for Independence and A Pet's Place.
  • Pet U: This year's Pet U owner education series will run from October through June. Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

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