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Eye On Pets

Vets wheel a pet patient into the Comprehensive Cancer Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. (Credit: Penn Vets)

Cancer Is Leading Disease-Related Killer Of Dogs And Cats

Cancer is the number-one disease-related killer of dogs and cats and claims the lives of millions of pets each year.

12/15/2013

Dementia dog Kaspa with patient Ken. Courtesy Dementiadog.org

Researchers Present Findings In Chicago On Benefits Of Pets

Researchers meeting in Chicago have presented findings from three new studies that show health and other benefits from human-animal interaction. Scientists who examined the impact of pets on physical and emotional health and on human social relationships have found positive and lasting effects of pet ownership and pet therapy.

08/04/2013

Graphic provided by RedRover.org.

Hot Weather Brings Warnings About Leaving Pets in Vehicles

You might be surprised to learn just how hot it can get in a parked car, even on a relatively mild day with all the windows down.

07/14/2013

Photo supplied by publisher Simon and Schuster.

New Book Asks: Is ‘Higher Power’ Behind the Special Abilities of Dogs?

Experts have proven that dogs can lower our blood pressure, ease stress and sense impending disaster.

06/30/2013

Photo provided by the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago.

Chicago Animal Shelters Team Up For Weekend Cat Adoption Event

Four of Chicago’s animal shelters will team up this weekend for a cat adoption event aimed at easing the impact of “kitten season” or cat breeding season during spring and summer – the only time of the year when cats breed. The result is an influx of cats and kittens at animal shelters.

06/22/2013

Easter Eggs

Easter Grass, Lilies And Chocolate Are Top Easter Threats for Pets

Brightly colored plastic grass, plastic eggs, Lilies and chocolate pose the biggest risk to pets at Easter time. These items may be symbols of the season but they can also make dogs and cats very sick and even result in death.

03/23/2013

Dr. Julia Georgesen with her dogs, Walter and Bob.

Eye On Pets: Taking Your Dog On Vacation

A new weekly feature begins airing today on Newsradio WBBM. It’s called Eye on Pets and will feature tips from one of Chicago’s top veterinarians to help keep your pets healthy and happy.

06/16/2012

Dr. Julia Georgesen with her dogs, Walter and Bob.

Eye On Pets: New Feature On WBBM Newsradio

A new weekly feature begins airing Saturday on Newsradio WBBM.

06/15/2012