Miscellaneous Archive

AMC’s Pet Food Drive: 5,170 Pounds of Food Donated!

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

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Happy Holidays

The doctors and staff of Animal Medical Center of Chicago would like to wish everyone and their pets a Happy Pawlidays!

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A Community Volunteer Opportunity

Please join us in serving hot meals to hungry youths! Where:  “Youth Lounge” at Broadway Methodist Church 3338 N Broadway, Chicago IL When: Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Orientation from 3 -4 pm, Volunteer from 4pm-6pm) What:  The “Youth Lounge” provides space for youth to hang out and get a hot meal.  Operating since

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Diabetes in Pets

Earlier this week, one of my clients brought their feisty, 12-year-old Chihuahua, named Gizmo, in for a nail trim. My veterinary technician noticed that Gizmo had lost two pounds since his last visit in September. This weight loss was a concern given that it was a 15 percent drop in his body weight. Gizmo’s owner

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Pet Food Drive: Challenge II

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

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Dr. Donna Solomon on the Pet Buzz

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

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Dog Flu: Canine Influenza

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

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Friendship Pet Food Pantry Results!

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

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