Animal Medical Center of Chicago Position on Grain-Free Diets and Heart Disease The Food and Drug Administration recently announced they are investigating a potential link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs, called Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). Many veterinary cardiologists suspect the recent rise of heart disease in dogs may be related to a deficiency
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
Some Pet Stores Don’t Tell You Their Puppies Are From Puppy Mills Many years ago a new client came to see me with his ill pet. I examined and successfully treated his dog. This new client, whom I later learned was the owner of a popular Chicago pet store, was so impressed with my
The Chicago City Clerk requires all dogs four months and older be registered with the City of Chicago. [Registration costs $5 annually for spayed or neutered animals and $50 for dogs that haven’t been sterilized.](http://www.chicityclerk.com/dogs ) If your dog is currently not registered, please do so as soon as possible in order to avoid a
The staff at Animal Medical Center of Chicago strives to limit their impact on the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling. We maintain the following practices to reduce our environmental footprint: Reduce We use a digital radiography system instead of a traditional film dependent radiography system to eliminate product waste and the use of hazardous
In my mind, I debated whether I wanted to publicly address the November 22, 2013 ABC 20/20 broadcast segment on “True Confessions of a Veterinarian.” At first, I did not want to give this segment any more public attention. I silently wrote to ABC about my dismay at the producer’s lack of fact checking skills
We did it again! We were voted “Runner-Up Best Veterinarian“ in the Chicago Reader’s 2013 Best of Chicago poll. Click here to see the results. Our most sincere gratitude goes to all our supporters. We will continue to provide your pet the best veterinary care. Thank you.
In today’s technologically advanced society, it is shocking to discover that hunger still exists in America. According to U.S. Census Bureau, 23 percent of people in Chicago live at or below the poverty level in 2013. (1) These impoverished people have extreme difficulties paying for utilities, food, rent and clothing. Sometimes they are forced to