A Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment ensures that a pet’s mouth is healthy by diagnosing — and fixing — any issues that are present.

Today in Birdland it’s sunny and cool. Clouds bounce in a blue sky, and black-eyed Susans nod with the breezes that blow through the yard. The beans have set on, and the wind ripples the lovely green fields. All this belies the urgency our planet is under.

Linda Hewerdine's Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergencies houses as many as 72 of them at a time at her farm outside Dewey. Many will find safe, new homes.

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A UI vet med student who noticed something odd on her betta fish, Francisco, took him to the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital to see Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian who is a board-certified specialist in zoological medicine.

Here come the elephants! I left Birdland this morning in the capable hands of Michael. My husband will watch out for all the critters, collecting eggs, feeding our feline, canine and avian friends.

On our second day in the Bay Area, we hopped on the train with Ellis, our youngest, and rode into to San Francisco. The first stop was the aquarium. As much as we liked to walk along the bay, looking at boats big and small, it was hot, so it was very nice to duck into the air conditioning an…

In Redwood City, near San Francisco, a buddha greets us every time we come back to our hotel. He sits peacefully in a pool, water flowing out of the top of his head like a clear stream of knowledge.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 42-year-old comedian and former Champaign County Humane Society staffer who loves animals.

Although it's rare, some puppies are born with heart conditions that should be detected and treated as soon as possible to ensure that they lead a healthy life.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the iVenture Accelerator fellow and undergraduate at the University of Illinois whose new venture, Verge Pets, is developing an Automatic Reptile Feeder.

Demand for the initial public offering has been high, with investors banking on the growth of the pet market. Chewy raised just over $1 billion, with 46.5 million shares sold at $22 each. That's above what the company had expected.

DECATUR (AP) — An animal hospital in central Illinois recently gave bereaved pet owners an opportunity to memorialize their beloved pets.They gathered in Decatur Sunday to pray and share stories at the service held by Northgate Pet Clinic, the (Decatur) Herald and Review reported.

Where shall I begin? Should the story start with Michael on the roof? Or the pies? Baby chicks? Maybe I should start with the birthday croissants, but if you know Ursula, the bad dog, at all, you already know the end of that story, which involved an exuberant but solitary celebration of fancy carbs.

'Although there is a window of highest risk between 8 and 16 weeks, adult dogs that are not correctly vaccinated may contract this virus as well,' said Dr. Jennifer Reinhart, a small-animal internal-medicine specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.

In my 35 years of practice, I created an approach to quickly screen for storm anxiety in dogs, and based on this, created the medication and safety plan to reduce storm fear. I call this the storm sangria.

The grass in Birdland had not been mowed, and Michael and I were walking around with our coffee. Most mornings find me with my husband, taking a turn in the yard to see what is blooming, what needs to be weeded or fixed.