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Pet Talk | Avoiding holiday dangers

By BETH MUELLER
UI College of Veterinary Medicine

What you think of as holiday decor just might look like playthings to your pets.

Letter from Birdland | Distracted writer gets a little assistance

Last night, Birdland was clear and only a little chilly. I know, because as I was lying awake at 2 a.m., deciding whether to keep trying to drift off, or give up and take my book into the living room for a while to read under a low light until I got sleepier, Cullen's throaty bark burst forth into the night.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 20-27, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOLIDAY MAGIC SNOW SHOW

What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him, make a reservation.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 20-24.

Where: Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 N. Neil St., C.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOLIDAY MAGIC SNOW SHOW

What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. Special events — ugly sweater day, Dec. 13; pet night, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 13-24.

Letter from Birdland | Wandering dogs can't stop city trip

The plan was to have a quiet breakfast and then head to Chicago for Dylan's birthday celebration soon after. Our middle son's new trip around the sun began last week, but he is so busy that finding a free evening to take him to dinner was tricky.

Pet Talk | New chemo agent may help cats with lung cancer

By HANNA NETISINGHA
UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Yes, cats can get lung cancer. Through a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures, a cancerous growth can arise just about anywhere in any body. For cats, the lungs are a particularly bad place to get cancer.

Letter from Birdland | Chicks getting used to their new home

Birdland is damp and overcast. The snow has melted, and the leaves lie sodden on the ground.

Last week, before the snow, Michael had roto-tilled the earthen floor of the chicken coop, and scooped bushels of compost into the bins to age until spring, when we'll toss it into the garden.

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.

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