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Due to an unseasonably warm winter, we've seen pets or our clients have reported seeing their pets with fleas/ticks. It may have snowed last night, but we're expecting temperatures above 50 again this week. We highly recommend starting your pet's flea/tick preventive now if you haven't already this season!

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Brush up on the facts and important to-dos for your pet's dental care by checking out our latest blog post. Healthy mouths are very important for healthy bodies!

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Having trouble sorting through the marketing hype about pet foods? Here's our latest blog post about myths and truths about grains (and other ingredients) in pet foods. We're here to help you make informed decisions about what you feed your pets.

Bully sticks (AKA “pizzle sticks”) are a popular treat for dogs. Do you know exactly what you’re feeding your dog? Do you know how many calories are in a bully stick? How about the types of bacteria that have been found on those treats? While the study cited in our blog post is not new (2013), it has information worth repeating! http://familypetanimalhospital.com/chicago-vets/surprising-misconceptions-bully-sticks/

Considering pet insurance but wondering if it's worth it?  Here's what you need to consider: http://familypetanimalhospital.com/chicago-vets/pet-insurance-worth/

Check out our tips to help your pet with noise aversion during these summer months of thunderstorms and firework celebrations.  Be sure to schedule an appointment ASAP if your pet needs medications to get through scary July 4th fireworks.  (And ask us about a new medication for dogs to treat noise anxiety!) http://familypetanimalhospital.com/chicago-vets/loud-noise-aversion-dogs-cats/

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The FDA has issued an update regarding its pet jerky treat investigation that has been ongoing since 2007: 

Have you heard all the hype about coconut oil? Are you considering adding it to your pet's diet? Check out our latest blog post to help you decipher the truth about coconut oil for your pets. http://familypetanimalhospital.com/chicago-vets/coconut-oil-myth-separating-fact-fiction/

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Continued warnings about Xylitol, a sugar substitute much more toxic to dogs than chocolate!
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