Pet Talk: Adult flea bite can cause allergic reaction

By BRITTANY WAY ROSE/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Most pet owners know that dogs and cats should be treated regularly with medication to prevent an infestation of fleas, but they may not realize that even a pet receiving a flea preventive can be bitten by an adult flea and develop an allergic reaction.

Stable condition

URBANA — Blondie the horse is one in 10,000 — and her owners aren't the only ones who think so.

Pet Talk: White blood cell count demystified

By Melissa Giese/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

When your veterinarian runs a blood test to determine what's ailing Fluffy, do you ever wonder what exactly all those numbers mean?

Pet Talk: Make it a smooth ride

By Andrea Lin/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

People are on the go, and increasingly, they are taking their pets along for the ride. While some pets seem born to ride, for others, the loud noises and strange motions involved in traveling can be a real problem.

New instrument offers animals fast diagnosis

URBANA — A fast diagnosis isn't just important for sick humans.

Veterinarians also need to know as quickly as possible what's ailing sick animals, and a new piece of equipment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is helping make that possible.

It's Your Business: Capoeira center making the move to Urbana

URBANA — There's soon going to be more movement in downtown Urbana — quick movement involving plenty of kicks and spins.

The Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande — an academy that teaches the Brazilian martial art of capoeira (pronounced CAP-oo-AIR-uh) — plans to relocate to 122 W. Main St. — a second-floor space above Mirabelle Fine Pastries — in August.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 28, 2015

If you have a furry friend in your home, here's a friendly reminder that fireworks will soon fill the sky. So, we asked 10 pet owners: What else drives your dog bonkers?


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Pet Talk: Tick tales

By ASHLEY MITEK/University of IllinoisCollege of Veterinary Medicine 

If your pet brings home a tiny hitchhiker clinging to its fur after a romp in the woods this summer, don't panic.

Pet Talk: Beat the heat

By SARAH NETHERTON/University of IllinoisCollege of Veterinary Medicine 

It's that time of year again: time for cookouts, fun and sun. With the summer heat come dangers for our pets. Dr.

Saturday event to teach horsemanship

SADORUS — Horse enthusiasts can learn about riding and communication skills at an equine event this weekend.