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Our Lincoln Park veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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My dog eats everything! What should I do?

My dog eats everything! What should I do?

Some dogs will eat anything. From toys and grass to feces and roadkill, everything looks like lunch to these pups! If your dog eats everything they see there may be good reason to be concerned. Here, our Lincoln Park vets look at why dogs eat things they shouldn't and how to curb this problematic behavior.

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Why should I take my pet for a vet checkup?

Why should I take my pet for a vet checkup?

Annual vet checkups for your dog or cat give your veterinarian an opportunity to help prevent disease and spot the earliest signs of developing health problems. Here our Lincoln Park vets share more about the importance of routine exams and what they entail.

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What are the most common heart diseases in pets?

What are the most common heart diseases in pets?

Your pet's heart is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood through their bodies. Issues with this vital organ can lead to problems that affect your pet's entire body. In today's post, our Lincoln Park vets discuss a few of the most common heart conditions seen in pets.

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Cat Diabetes 101

Cat Diabetes 101

Left untreated, diabetes poses a serious threat to your cat’s quality of life and longevity. Today, our Lincoln Park vets explain common risk factors for diabetes in cats, and when it's time for your kitty to see a vet.

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Pneumonia in Dogs - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Pneumonia in Dogs - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Pneumonia is a relatively common health problem for our canine companions, but with fast treatment, most dogs recover well. Today our Lincoln Park vets explain the types of pneumonia your dog could develop, as well as symptoms to watch for, and treatment options.

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Advice on How To Travel With a Cat

Advice on How To Travel With a Cat

Heading out on a journey and want to take your cat along? Our Lincoln Park vets offer a few tips to help make the journey easier for both you and your beloved pet.

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How to Prepare Your Dog for Boarding

How to Prepare Your Dog for Boarding

Today, our Lincoln Park vets and team provide some tips on how to prepare your dog for boarding and what to expect when your pet gets home.

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How to Choose The Best Place to Leave Your Dog While on Vacation

How to Choose The Best Place to Leave Your Dog While on Vacation

You love your dog but there are times when you will need to be away from home, so who will care for your dog while you're away? Today our Lincoln Park vets share advice on what to do with your dog while you travel.

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How long can you leave a cat alone?

How long can you leave a cat alone?

Cats may seem like they don't really need us around, but they do in fact enjoy your company and need you to provide them with all the things they need to thrive. Our Lincoln Park vets explain how long you can leave your cat alone, and give tips for keeping your cat safe and contented while you are away.

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How long can you leave a dog alone?

How long can you leave a dog alone?

We know you'd love to stay home and snuggle with your pooch all day but it's just not feasible to be home all of the time. After all, you have work, school, and errands to take care of. So, how long can you leave your dog alone and what they will get up to while you are gone? Our Lincoln Park vets explain.

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