Pet Columns

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These FAQs were last updated on August 31, 2021. The newest additions are at the top of the page and reflect the most recent updates. Are pets susceptible to emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants? Yes. The United…
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[pet hedgehog]

How to Care for Your Hedgehog

March 17, 2021

Advice on Housing, Feeding, Protecting Hedgehogs are not tiny cats or spiny hamsters. Before getting a hedgehog as a pet, you need to understand their unique needs so you can keep it healthy and happy….
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farrier applies shoe to horse's hoof

Horses Need Farriers

February 24, 2021

Horses need new shoes every 4 to 6 weeks What animal regularly wears shoes and needs help putting them on? It’s a horse, of course! Horses need their hooves trimmed and horseshoes placed regularly, a…
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a bearded dragon named Frankie

Spotting—and Solving—a Problem in a Bearded Dragon

February 15, 2021

Research Identified Effective Fungal Medication When the standard treatment for a fungal infection wasn’t working for Frankie, a bearded dragon, the experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine were able to help….
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Toothbrushing for Dogs and Cats

January 31, 2021

February is National Pet Dental Health Month “Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats over 3 years old,” says Dr. Mallory Kanwal, a veterinarian who is pursuing specialization in dentistry at…
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Diabetic Dogs and Cats Needed for Microbiome Study

January 04, 2021

Eligible Animals Receive Free Insulin During the Study [row][column size=”6″] Veterinarians at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for dogs and cats that have been diagnosed with diabetes to investigate a…
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Diabetic Dogs and Cats Needed for Microbiome Study

January 04, 2021

Eligible Animals Receive Free Insulin During the Study [row][column size=”6″] Veterinarians at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for dogs and cats that have been diagnosed with diabetes to investigate a…
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[dog in front of holiday decor]

Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards

November 15, 2020

Most Problems Can Be Prevented No one knows better than a veterinarian who staffs the emergency room that the holidays can be fraught with hazards for pets. Luckily, most of the dangers can easily be…
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