Separation Anxiety & Pets: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new normal for everyone, including our pets. One of the big changes is that pets have been able to enjoy more time with their people, more frequent walks for dogs, more mental stimulation, and in some cases, too many treats. As pet owners return to the office, children go back to school and opportunities to be out and about increase, some pets may find the change difficult. In those situations, pets may experience separation anxiety. Behavioral Issues Can Be Signs of Separation Anxiety At West Loop Veterinary Care, we help pet owners whose cats
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What You Need to Know About Giardia in Dogs in Chicago, IL

Now that the snow has melted and rain leaves puddles all around the city, dog owners should be aware of giardia, a common ailment among city dogs. Giardia is a type of parasite that can be found in water, grass, soil, and all sorts of other substances your dog may encounter. It lives in the intestines of mammals and grows cysts there, which are then left in their feces to start the whole process over again. Dogs are just one of the many mammals that can develop an infection of giardia. It’s not uncommon in the United States or elsewhere
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