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Animal Medical Center of Chicago is excited to offer Companion Therapeutic Laser Therapy!

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and speed wound healing in our pets.  For some patients, this treatment modality may be used alone or in conjunction with traditional anti-inflammatory and pain medications. For those on medications, it may reduce their dependence on them. A positive [...]

By |2019-03-01T03:37:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Miscellaneous, Surgery|0 Comments

Hill’s Pet Nutrition voluntarily recalls canned dog food due to potentially elevated vitamin D levels

Dear Dog Owners, It was recently brought to our attention that some of Hill’s Prescription Diet canned DOG food and Hill’s Science Diet DOG canned foods have been voluntarily recalled by the company due to their discovery of elevated Vitamin D levels. Hyperlinked below is a list of recalled canned diet foods with their SKU and Lot [...]

By |2019-02-05T02:01:47+00:00February 5th, 2019|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Caring for your healthy cat

Raising a healthy and happy cat can be both challenging and fun. We hope you find this information helpful!   1. Enrich your cat’s environment and mind. Enriching your cat’s environment can decrease their mental stagnation, increase physical activity and prevent many behavior problems caused by boredom. An enriched environment will give cats the opportunity [...]

By |2019-01-30T19:46:32+00:00January 30th, 2019|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Don’t Give a Dog a Bone

Frequently, while shopping for my dog's food, I often overhear shopkeepers tell pet owners that dogs in the wild eat bones and therefore, it is not only necessary but also essential to give them to our pets. I cringe every time I hear this false myth. So below is my grand attempt at trying to [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:53:09+00:00August 15th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Grain-Free Pet Food Trend a Hoax?

written by Donna Solomon, DVM Today I started thinking about the grain-free pet food trend that is currently in vogue. First, I wondered how this craze evolved. I know it definitely did not originate in the professional veterinary community. I speculate that this movement was triggered in part by a pet food company's advertising campaign [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:53:09+00:00August 15th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Safely Living With Pets – Don’t Let Pets Lick Your Face and Other Tips

written by Donna Solomon, DVM In 2012, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimated that 56 percent of all United States households own a pet. There are over 69 million dogs and 36 million cats in American households. Our pets are family members; we love, play, share our food, and celebrate holidays with them. In fact, [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:53:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Zoonotic|0 Comments

Antifreeze Warning

As the weather changes in the northern hemisphere, many people start preparing for freezing temperatures by using antifreeze to protect their cars and plumbing in seasonal cabins. Spills and leaks of antifreeze pose problems for our curious pets, who like to investigate and taste interesting materials. There are basically three kinds of antifreeze available: Methanol [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:53:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Preventive Care|0 Comments

Community Involvement

At Animal Medical Center of Chicago, we believe that we have a social responsibility to have a positive impact in our community. Every year, the entire staff gives back to the community by donating several free surgeries to local non-for-profit animal shelters and rescue organizations in the annual "Have-A-Heart" project. These 100% free surgeries have [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:53:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Miscellaneous|0 Comments