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Feral Cat Colonies: Part One

It is tough to imagine being an outdoor cat enduring the Chicago winters, but there are an estimated 500,000 feral cats living in Chicago, and 60 million nationwide. It wasn’t something to which I gave much thought, until one afternoon in the fall of 2011. In our back yard, from under some evergreen bushes, four fluffy kittens were starting to venture out and explore. This was just the beginning.


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Identifying & Treating Allergies in Dogs

Spring is now in full bloom, which is great news for dog walkers; it’s easily the best time of year to spend all day outside walking with pups! But for many of us, the flourishing flowers and leafy trees bring along an unwelcome buddy--seasonal allergies. And just like humans, dogs can be affected as well.


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7 Helpful Tips for Taking Your Dog Camping

Bringing your pet along on a camping trip can make for a dog’s dream come true: fresh air, wide open spaces, all kinds of new smells, and plenty of quality time with Mom and Dad doing fun new things. Before you leave home, a little preparation can go a long way in ensuring that everyone has a fun and safe time


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What Do Dogs Think About Canine Flu? One of Our Walkers Investigates

This week, one of our dog walkers, Marco, addresses the current canine flu outbreak that has hit the Midwest this spring. To get an idea of what dogs think, he goes straight to the source.


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