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6 Tips to Help with Your Dog’s Dry Skin

6 Tips to Help with Your Dog’s Dry Skin When your dog has dry skin, you are probably both not comfortable. Pets with dry skin can scratch a lot, whine and fuss, or even pull out their hair due to overgrooming. Dry skin can be just as hard on you as the…

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Should I Call the Vet if my Dog Has Diarrhea in Chicago, IL?

Should I Call the Vet if my Dog Has Diarrhea? If you own a dog, you know that sometimes they eat things that they shouldn’t. You might not even be sure where they are finding the things that they are eating that make them feel sick. Dogs can vomit or have diarrhea…

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5 Summer Safety Tips to Keep Your Pet from Feeling Hot-Hot-Hot

Summer is a great time to get outside and have some fun in the sun with our furry friends, but doing so without preparing your pet for the heat can be extremely dangerous for them. If you plan on spending the day outside with your pet this summer, make sure to take…

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5 Ways Your Best Friend is Your Ultimate Stress Reliever

When you think of ways to relieve stress and take a mental health break, what comes to mind? For most, you probably think of things like exercise, reading, journaling, or meditation. Those are all great, but did you know that your pets could also be one of the best stress relievers? As…

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Pawsome Workouts to do with Your Pet

Staying motivated and consistent can be hard when starting your fitness journey, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Your furry friend can be part of your workout routine as well! Not only is this a great way to get fit, but it’s also a pawsome opportunity for you and…

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Travel Ideas “Fur” You and Your Pet

With winter coming to an end and warmer weather starting to make its way back, it’s time to get to work on those spring break plans this year! Although we are still dealing with a few COVID-19 restrictions, we have the benefit of being able to plan around it this year! There…

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Chicago’s Extreme Cold Can Be Dangerous For Pets

Each winter, Chicago experiences periods of extreme cold. Sub-freezing temperatures and below can mean extreme danger for people and pets in our West Loop community. Our West Loop Veterinary Care team answers some common questions regarding pets and the cold weather dangers.   What are some of the dangers to pets during…

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Keep Pets Safe During Holidays

The winter holidays often bring festivities, travel, and a change in routines for pets and their owners. These activities and change in routine for pets contributes to making the period from Thanksgiving through the New Year one of the busiest at veterinary hospitals. The holiday season presents pets with lots of opportunities…

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How to Know When Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

The winter holiday season is one of the busiest times at veterinary hospitals and veterinary emergency centers as our pets find plenty of opportunities to get into trouble and need emergency care. That is certainly true here at West Loop Veterinary Care. Often, when pets need emergency care, every minute counts. Many…

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What is Leptospirosis in Dogs and How Common is it in Chicago, IL?

No one wants their dog to get sick, especially when that illness can also be passed on to people. Leptospirosis is one of these diseases that can be easily passed from animals to humans. However, the Leptospirosis vaccine is one that often causes a lot of confusion for new and even long-time…

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