Pets

Pet Talk: Flea fight? Know your adversary

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

"You have to understand the flea life cycle if you want to rid your pet and household of these pesky external parasites," said Allan Paul, a veterinary parasitologist at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana. "Appropriate treatment must take into account the different stages of the flea's life."


Pet Talk: Canines, cats can be afflicted with allergies

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Just like people, pets may be afflicted with allergies. According to Gary Brummet, a primary care veterinarian at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the UI in Urbana, pets' allergies most commonly arise from environmental allergens, such as pollen, mold spores, house dust and mites.


Dog's fate in hands of hearing officer

RANTOUL — Harvey the mastiff-pit bull mix is a friendly dog that enjoys playing with children, loves frolicking with other dogs in his home and is not a threat to anyone.

Harvey the mastiff-pit bull mix is an aggressive dog that attacked another dog walking down the street with his masters and should be put down.


It's Your Business: Fyx your phone

Brendan Hsu realized many cellphones and computers can be fixed, rather than replaced, when damaged, and he's getting ready to move his repair business, fyxit, to a storefront along Green Street in Campustown.

Within the next week or so, fyxit is expected to open on the first floor of Park Place Tower, 202 E. Green St., C — the former location of Quick Package Pickup.


Pet scared of fireworks, storms? Here's some advice

By ANDREA LIN/University of Illinois College of veterinary Medicine

When summer thunderstorms roll in, some pets dive for cover. If your dog or cat is among those terrified by storms or other sudden, loud noises, such as fireworks, there are steps you can take to help reduce your pet's anxiety.


Sneak preview: It's Your Business

It's not that downtown Champaign is going to the dogs — rather, the dogs are going to downtown Champaign.

In some cases, they're going to The Dog Den, a dog day care facility that recently opened just east of the Simply Amish store in the former Sullivan Chevrolet building at 52 E. Washington St., C.


Humane Society garage sale seeks donations, volunteers

URBANA — If you want to de-clutter or otherwise clean your home, you may donate your unwanted items to the 30th annual Champaign County Humane Society Giant Garage Sale.


Pet Talk: Protect pastured animals from photosensitization

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Springtime brings a welcomed increase in sunshine, but with that comes the potential for a hazardous mix of certain plant compounds and ultraviolet light that sickens horses and cattle.


Pet Talk: Advances in technology affect veterinary medicine

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine


Pet Talk: Mischievous ferrets make good pets

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine


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