Over the past two years, you have helped us raise 9,437 pounds of pet food to donate to the Friendship Pet Food Pantry. Together with Integrative Pet Care & North Center Animal Hospital, we collectively donated 19,023 pounds of food to help Chicago pets in need. Once again, Animal Medical Center of Chicago has challenged
August 15, 2018 Archive
Sneezing? Coughing? Your Kitty May Need More Than Chicken Soup! Cats, especially kittens, often get upper airway (respiratory) infections. If your cat shows any signs of respiratory illness, such as sneezing, wheezing, ‘gummy’ eyes or a runny nose, make an appointment to have him or her evaluated right away. Depending on their cause, upper airway
Hear Dr. Donna Solomon talk about “itchy cats” on The Pet Buzz radio talk show. If you’d like, you can fast forward to the 43 minute mark and listen to her only. Otherwise, you may listen to the entire hour long radio talk show where there are two other disturbing topics: 4 sled dogs dying
Approximately three weeks ago, my Chicago practice experienced a tremendous rise in the number of dogs experiencing respiratory diseases. Initially many of these dogs were energetic with deep, harsh coughs without a fever. The doctors at Animal Medical Center of Chicago tentatively diagnosed them with Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis, or “Kennel Cough”. Viral agents, like Canine
Establish a relationship with your veterinarian. When your pet is ill, you want to be able to call your veterinarian and schedule an examination appointment as soon as possible. During this Chicago Canine Influenza crisis, no current Animal Medical Center of Chicago client was ever told that we would not see his/her coughing pet the
A few days ago I saw a very sick Chihuahua named Bruno. His mother brought him to see me one morning after she was awoken at 4 a.m. to vomiting and explosive bloody diarrhea. While taking her pet’s history, I asked her if Bruno had eaten anything it shouldn’t have in the last few days.
Read about our initiative to collect corks in an DIY-donation effort to make cork toys for animals at shelters. Click here to read the article written about our effort!
A few weeks ago, I had a client who had a cat with severe dental disease. This client initially declined my strong recommendation for oral surgery because he was afraid of sedating his 14-year-old-cat, Bob. He told me that his friend’s cat died under anesthesia and he would not be able to forgive himself if
My Golden Retriever, Zack, loves to go to the beach. He loves to run on the sand and chase his ball into the water. Three weeks ago, I took him to a beach and an unfortunate event happened. With his tail wagging, he pounded down the steep beach stairs to the water. Then, he raced
Thank you all for your generous donations to our 3rd Annual Friendship Pet Food Pantry Food Drive. With a grand total of 14,663 pounds of donated pet food collected, it was our most successful collection ever! It took six movers and two moving trucks to deliver the food to the Friendship Food Pantry. With your