Sharing Holidays Safely: Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

Pet friendly Thanksgiving foods.

As Thanksgiving approaches, many pet owners find themselves counting their pets among all they have to be thankful for. For many, the love, companionship, and camaraderie we share with our pets make them a part of our family. Because of this, it’s only natural that we should want to share our Thanksgiving feast with our four-legged family members. And thankfully, we can if we know about pet-friendly Thanksgiving foods.

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Indoor Enrichment Ideas for Pets

A girl practices indoor enrichment with her cat.

While our pets have grown accustomed to living with humans over the centuries that the domestication process has occurred, it is important to remember that they are still animals. Taking a wild animal and bringing them indoors into our suburban homes from the great outdoors is quite a change. 

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Scary Halloween Hazards for Your Pet

Halloween hazards for pets.

Ghost and goblins aren’t the only Halloween hazards for pets this season.  A lot of the most popular aspects of the holiday can be really dangerous for your furry friends. As you consider your costume and snack on some festive treats, keep an eye out for these top Halloween pet dangers:

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Adopt-A-Dog Month: Benefits of Dog Parenthood

Dog doption.

October is Adopt-a-Dog Month—a time when the thousands of community animal shelters nationwide train their focus on finding forever homes for the abandoned and unwanted dogs in their care. When you choose to give one (or two!) of these precious shelter dogs a second chance, you provide a stable environment for a deserving animal, reduce the burden on the animal shelter, and treat yourself to all the perks of pet ownership!

Adopting a shelter dog is a compassionate, meaningful decision, and the team at Elmhurst Animal Care Center is here to support you with quality wellness care, training classes for puppies and adult dogs, and tips on preparing your home for your new pet. 

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5 of the Most Googled Dog Questions… and Answers!

Dog at a computer.

There are just some questions that (most) dog owners are dying to know. Sometimes, searching on the internet can leave you with more questions than answers! Luckily, we have the answers. The team at Elmhurst Animal Care Center has put together this guide of five of the most googled dog questions to help dog owners with their most burning questions: 

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What It Means If Your Cat Is FIV Positive

Most people have heard of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. Did you know, though, that there is a feline version of this disease? While not technically related to human HIV, feline immunodeficiency virus shares many of the same characteristics. The team at Elmhurst Animal Care Center wants you to know what it means to have an FIV positive pet.

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Could It Be Dog Alopecia? Dog Hair Loss and What to Do

Dog hair loss.

Dealing with pet hair is just part of owning a dog, right? When you start to see bald spots, though, it has gone beyond normal shedding.

If you are dealing with dog hair loss, no need to panic. The experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center can help with everything from allergies to dog alopecia.

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Elmhurst Exotic Vets: Bearded Dragon Basics

Bearded dragon care.

At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we love your exotic pets as much as you do, and we want to help you offer them the best care possible. Bearded dragons are great exotic pets to bring into your home, but they do require specific care considerations. Your Elmhurst exotic vets are here with some basic care tips so you can ensure your bearded dragon has a happy and healthy life:

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Dog and Cat Urinary Problems To Look Out For

Taking the dog out for a walk.

Since our furry friends can’t verbalize when they are having unusual health issues, we have to know how to spot differences in their behavior that could indicate a problem. Dog and cat urinary problems can lead to discomfort and infection and often need medical attention to solve. If you notice any of the following in your dog or cat, it is time to schedule an appointment with your friends at Elmhurst Animal Care Center:

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