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  • Stop the dog flu in its tracks

    The dog flu epidemic that is besieging canines and their anguished owners must be proactively remedied. Both the Cook County Animal Care and Control Department and Chicago's should use all their resources and talents to alleviate this crisis. Many...
  • Dog flu outbreak: What you need to know

    Dog flu outbreak: What you need to know
    CHICAGO — Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the...
  • 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 outbreak closes dog park in Evergreen Park

    Canine flu outbreak closes dog park in Evergreen Park
    The Happy Bark Dog Park at 91st Street and California Avenue in Evergreen Park has temporarily closed due to the outbreak of canine flu in Cook County, Mayor Jim Sexton announced this week. More than 1,000 cases of canine flu and five fatalities among...