Pets

Pets

Pet Talk | Fighting heart disease in cats

Cats and dogs may occupy similar places in people's hearts, but when it comes to the two species' hearts — and heart disease — there are a lot of differences.

Dr. Ryan Fries, a veterinary cardiologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, explains some of these differences and how he is working to improve the prospects for afflicted cats.

Letter from Birdland | Signs of fall are all around us

In Birdland, we have turned the corner of the year into autumn, and the corn that surrounded our house with a comforting shelter all summer is gone. We can see all the way to the back fence row, and in the evenings, herds of deer graze in the gloaming.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

Pet Talk | In Good Hands

By BETH MUELLER
University of Illinois College
of Veterinary Medicine

Anesthesia is an induced, temporary loss of sensation. It is an important part of any surgery or procedure that requires an animal to remain completely still.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

Pet Talk | Animal extravaganza on tap at UI

By The UI Collge of Veterinary Medicine

Letter from Birdland | The simple pleasures of fall

In Birdland, they have started harvesting the beans. I came home last week to shaved fields next to the grass waterway, and the combine had already crossed the road to crawl through my Uncle David's fields. The sun was setting, and the haze of dust hung golden in the western sky.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL

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Pet Talk | A common ailment in senior cats

By BETH MUELLER
UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Senior cats are at a greater risk for developing hyperthyroidism than any other age group of cats. In fact, 95 percent of cats with hyperthyroid disease are 10 or older.

Letter from Birdland | A mix of fall and summer

We have turned the corner from a long summer into a slow slide toward autumn into winter, and I have that lonesome feeling I get with endings.

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