Miscellaneous Archive

Raw Confusion in the Pet Food Industry

Once again I’m frustrated by the confusing terminology found on pet food labels. I frequently find pet food labels covered with meaningless words written by advertisers trying to entice you to buy their product without sharing with you their true merit. In particular, “what does the word ‘raw’ mean on the pet food labeled bag

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Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

On November 11, 2015, while browsing the Chicago Tribune, a headline “Listerine Restored Luster to Dog’s Once-Thinning Coat” caught my attention. Unaware of the magical power of Listerine, with curiosity, I read the article. Although this article was written in a Q&A format, the implied questioner asked no question. What did follow, however, was a

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Dog Friendly Areas of Chicago Frequently Asked Questions

What is the permit and tag fee? The permit and tag fee is a total of $5.00. How long is the permit and tag good for? Any permit and registration tag will be valid only for a single season no matter when purchased. A single season is defined as the period running from January 1st

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month at AMC!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This dreadful cancer has tragically touched all of us at Animal Medical Center of Chicago – whether it is a family member, friend, colleague or client. Our hearts and well wishes go out to all affected. Breast cancer is not limited to women and men. Regrettably, it also affects

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Surrogate Mom Saves 6 Orphaned Puppies

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. This young pit bull, newly named Hallie, was in labor and could not

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Pet Food Drive: 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 competitors at North Center Animal Hospital for raising 4009.7 pounds, and Integrative Pet Care for raising 2983.9 pounds of pet food. With a grand total of 13,872.70 pounds of

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We are a Gold Level Cat Friendly Veterinary Practice in Chicago!

We are excited to announce that the American Association of Feline Practitioners recently recognized Animal Medical Center of Chicago as a Cat Friendly Practice in Chicago at the Gold Level designation. As a Cat Friendly Practice in Chicago, we acknowledge that cats present unique challenges before, during and after a veterinary visit. Many cats have

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Animal Medical Center of Chicago’s Pet Food Drive 2018!

We need your help! Since our first pet food drive in 2015, you have helped Animal Medical Center of Chicago raise over 18,000 pounds of food to donate to the Friendship Pet Food Pantry. Together with Integrative Pet Care & North Center Animal Hospital, we have collectively donated 33,646 pounds of food to help Chicago

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