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Tears for Zack: Saying Good-Bye to your Pet

Dr. Solomon's Blog

I never thought I’d cry while slicing cucumbers. I never thought I’d cry while sweeping the crumbs off the breakfast room floor. I never thought I’d cry while I turned off my bedroom lights.

Two weeks ago, I said good-bye to my best friend and companion...

Fish Oil for Dogs and Cats: Six Benefits

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Fish oil is one of the most popular dietary supplements purchased by pet owners for their pets. It has many health benefits but only if it’s the right formulation, produced by a reputable company, and administered at the correct dose.

What is fish...

Pet Food Drive: Tremendous Success!


Thank you for making our Friendship Pet Food Drive a tremendous success!

Your incredible donations helped Animal Medical Center of Chicago raise the most pet food totaling 6880.05 pounds.

We'd like to congratulate our fellow colleagues and friendly...

Adopting A Dog: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

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In the Chicago Tribune “Ask Amy” column dated March 8, 2016, advice columnist Amy Dickinson responded to a lonely middle- aged woman’s plea for advice on how to improve her social life. Dickinson’s advice included three suggestions: move to an apartment...

Surrogate Mom Saves 6 Orphaned Puppies

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Sometimes in our darkest moments a light suddenly appears.

On a very hectic Saturday morning at Animal Medical Center of Chicago, a recently rescued pregnant pit bull came to see me with a 24- hour history of labored breathing and restless behavior...

Canine Influenza: New H3N2 Vaccine for Dogs

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Last spring, thousands of dogs in the Chicagoland area were innocently exposed to a newly arrived Canine Influenza Virus from South Korea, called H3N2. Daycare and boarding facilities were voluntarily closed for weeks to minimize viral spread. Dog...

Winter Holiday Hazard from the ASPCA Poison Control Center


Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season.

Avoid Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate (baker's, semi-sweet, milk chocolate)
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate...