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  • Vaccine good tool as dog flu epidemic grows

    Q: I live in Chicago, where there's an epidemic of dog flu. My dog is very social, so I was thinking about the vaccine. Now, I've heard that the virus has mutated and the vaccine is no longer effective. Any advice? Q: Our dogs play with other dogs all...
  • Petco reopening 2 Chicago boarding centers

    Petco reopening 2 Chicago boarding centers
    Petco plans to reopen two of its pet boarding and daycare centers in Chicago on a limited scale after shutting down for two weeks as a precaution over a surge in canine flu cases. The two Pooch Hotel locations will open Friday for customers that have...
  • Q&A: Canine influenza

     Q&A: Canine influenza
    With the jump in reported cases of canine influenza, the American Veterinary Medical Association is trying to answer dog owners' questions about the virus: Q: What is canine influenza? A: Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious...
  • Chicago canine influenza epidemic traced to Asian strain

    Chicago canine influenza epidemic traced to Asian strain
    Hunter, a fox red Labrador retriever, spent 10 days at a North Side boarding facility earlier this month while Alicia Fitzgerald was on vacation. When Fitzgerald returned to pick up her pet Sunday, she was told Hunter had been coughing. By Tuesday...
  • Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

     Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu
    Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. Others are only accepting dogs with up-to-date flu vaccines....
  • Canine flu outbreak means no doggie Happy Hour

    Canine flu outbreak means no doggie Happy Hour
    Rogers Park Social is normally a great place to have a beer after work with your best friend. Your best friend Bowser, that is. But there are no dogs underfoot at the dog-friendly lounge these days. With a scary strain of canine influenza going...
  • Dog flu knocking family pets off their feet

    Dog flu knocking family pets off their feet
    This might not be the best time to take Fido to a play group. Area veterinarians' offices are seeing numerous cases of canine influenza, which is highly contagious and can be fatal. Naperville Animal Hospital has suspended all surgeries and boarding...
  • Elgin area reacting cautiously to reports of canine flu

    Elgin area reacting cautiously to reports of canine flu
    In the wake of reports of an outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area, the City of Elgin will be taking some precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the disease at a pet clinic set for April 25 in the basement of the Hemmens Cultural Center. It's...
  • Canine flu prompts cancellation of Elmhurst Doggie Eggstravaganza

    The Elmhurst Park District has canceled its Doggie Eggstravaganza on Saturday because of concerns about canine influenza, or dog flu. The event, which last year drew about 450 dogs, was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Wilder Park. Ginger Wade, director of...
  • Read of the week: 'The Last Town on Earth'

    Read of the week: 'The Last Town on Earth'
    This winter the library held a Cozy Blanket Bingo contest, which was a great hit with patrons and staff. It challenged participants to read something they might not normally read. My goal was to finish every square on the Bingo card, which I did, and it...
  • Dog flu bumps Bark in the Park fundraiser online

    Dog flu bumps Bark in the Park fundraiser online
    The canine influenza outbreak has claimed another victim: the Anti-Cruelty Society's Bark in the Park 5K fundraising walk. The 21st annual event, scheduled for May 3 at Montrose Harbor, has been canceled because of the highly contagious virus. But...