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Dogs in the News | March 2015

Image by Found Animals Foundation on Flickr.com

Image by Found Animals Foundation on Flickr.com

Spring has finally sprung!

Okay, so spring isn’t technically here until March 20th. However, it’s sure starting to feel a lot less frigid outside. While we humans start daydreaming about patio season and slowly resume our outdoor fitness routines, our dogs are equally as excited to take a breath of fresh air and experience the change of seasons. As the weather starts to warm up, be sure to take note of any changes in your dog’s health. Chicago area veterinarians have seen an uptick in kennel cough. More on this and other dog related news below.

Vets Seeing Uptick in Kennel Cough Among Chicago Area Dogs Veterinarians citywide say they’ve seen a spike in kennel cough cases and one or two boarding facilities may be the source (don’t worry – it’s not The Doggy Dojo!). CBS Chicago gives you the details on what you need to know about the canine flu.

Read the full story via CBS Chicago.

Lawsuit Filed Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against Purina alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating Beneful’s “kibble” style dog food. The lawsuit alleges the food contains propylene glycol and mycotoxins, despite Purina’s claim that it screens its grain to prevent mycotoxins from getting into its products.

Read the full story via the Chicago Tribune.

How “Licks” Launched From an Effort to Treat One Dog’s Anxiety Amy Paris’ dog suffered from anxiety and wouldn’t take the chews or pills that veterinarians recommended. So, Paris came up with her own solution: Licks Pill-Free Solutions — liquid health supplements for cats and dogs. She launched the business in 2011 and operates out of a warehouse in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.

Read the full story via the Chicago Tribune.

Stray Dogs Have Guardian Angel in Chicago Area Have you ever seen a dog on the street and stopped to help? If so, this story will tug at your heartstrings. For four years, Katie Campbell has tracked and trapped street dogs around the Chicago area in an attempt to rescue them by bringing them to shelters or animal-rescue groups.

Read the full story via The Bulletin.

Shedd Aquarium Gets New Rescue Dog, Kobe The Shedd Aquarium has adopted its fifth rescue dog as part of its ongoing effort to demonstrate how to build strong relationships with animals. At the Shedd, Kobe, a 3-year-old Dogo Argentino mix, will get training through positive reinforcement before joining the “One World” show, which showcases human connections to animals.

Read the full story via CBS Chicago.

That’s it for this month. If you haven’t already, be sure to “like” The Doggy Dojo Facebook page for daily news updates and adorable action photos live from dog daycare.

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