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Cook County authorities probe Dolton animal hospital

DOLTON | A south suburban animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said.

September 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
Cutler's status remains up in air

Cutler's status remains up in air

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears believe they can get by without Jay Cutler. That theory might be tested this week.

November 14, 2012 4:06 pm
Pet arthritis: No cure but meds, therapy can help

Pet arthritis: No cure but meds, therapy can help

Tahlula started life as a victim of bad breeding and will end it as a victim of arthritis.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am

Nowadays most US rabies cases come from wildlife

Rabies prevention in the United States is by and large a success story, with just one to four people dying of rabies each year in the U.S. thanks to widespread pet vaccinations and aggressive treatment for people bitten by potentially rabid animals.

August 09, 2011 1:05 pm
Several new flea treatments join pet care market

Several new flea treatments join pet care market

Veterinarian Kim Nicholas lost several patients because fleas sucked the blood out of them.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am
How to make your dog's days of summer safer

How to make your dog's days of summer safer

Ready for your dog's days of summer?

June 18, 2011 12:00 am
Dogs and water: How to play and exercise safely

Dogs and water: How to play and exercise safely

When you think of four-legged swimmers, Labrador retrievers might come to mind. But any dog can take to the water if enticed properly.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Teens with dogs are more active

Teens with dogs are more active

Dog ownership appears to make teens more active, according to a new study. The teens in dog-owning families logged about 15 additional minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity per week.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

Your Place: Mysterious wet spot calls for some sleuthing

Today's lead question was crafted so nicely that I decided to forgo the usual introduction and let reader Melanie Mackin do it for me:

September 12, 2010 12:00 am
Experts say big egg farms can mean big problems, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

Experts say big egg farms can mean big problems, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

CHAMPAIGN | From the first days of the recent recall of 550 million eggs from two Iowa farms, one issue about large-scale agriculture has been clear: When something goes wrong on a big farm, it's going to be a big problem.

September 10, 2010 2:36 am

Crete deals with deadly deer disease

CRETE | South suburban residents are finding dead or dying deer in their backyards and in nearby forest preserves.

August 17, 2010 12:00 am

Hay fever season around corner, to hit pet allergy sufferers hard

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Allergy specialists are warning that hay fever season is about to begin and it could be hardest on people with pet allergies.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am
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