Pets

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Pet Talk | Companions for veterans

By THERESE MILLET

Recently, a group of Illinois veterinary students went on an unusual field trip. The board of the Human Animal Bond Association student chapter organized a trip to tour the new dog-training program at Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna, Ill.

In its 40th year, UI Wildlife Medical Clinic caring for critters in brand-new space

URBANA — A rabbit next to a raptor is not auspicious for a healing bunny.

The Wildlife Medical Clinic started out 40 years ago and eventually migrated to the basement of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

WINE. MUSIC. AUCTION!

What: Fundraiser for the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Ticket includes one drink ticket, an appetizer bar, silent auction, live music from Dustin Danger. All proceeds from the event will be for the future development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Pet Talk | Food for thought on grain-free diets

Veterinarians around the world have seen a sharp rise in cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, in which the heart is enlarged and weakened) in dogs not previously recognized as predisposed to this condition.

The one linking factor: a grain-free diet based on exotic ingredients.

Letter from Birdland | Don't let time change get your goat

Whenever we change the clocks, forward or back, I can count on getting an email with a haiku from my friend Mickey from California.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Pet Talk | Alert on flea, tick medications

By the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Letter from Birdland | Our animal family has grown larger

In my defense, the computerized display said I had two days left. I had just checked last night; nothing seemed to be happening.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

33RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FUN FEST

What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

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