Lichtenberger sees a lot of police and sheriff’s department K-9s at
her Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals and Specialty Services in
Greenfield. The board-certified critical care veterinarian not only
provides health care for the dogs, but she trains the officers in
first aid and CPR so they can help their K-9 heroes in an emergency.
former Marine Ryan Holiday of Cedarburg came home from the war in
Iraq, he knew he needed help.
days of summer
definite perks to being man’s best friend these days, beyond walks
in the park or playing fetch in the yard. Milwaukee is quickly turning
into a pet’s paradise. Here are some drool-worthy activities for the
leashed and well-behaved.
Sam was 26
years old, in graduate school on the West Coast, struggling with a
complicated mental illness known as schizoaffective disorder. He’d
been hospitalized three times for being suicidal. "I
was in an abysmal place mentally," he recalls.
than four years, Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe has assisted in saving 637
dogs from the inevitable, thanks in part to the Mod Squad program she
helped create at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha.
at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc cares if
other members of the medical team spend their days horsing around.
After all, caring for the noble equus is their business.
vigorously wagging tail is an important tool. It’s also the secret
behind — so to speak — being a successful dog. Just ask Bentley, a
2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog with a purpose.
takes on new meaning when you add, well, a dog. At Astor Street
Dance Studio, bringing your puppy to yoga is a Sunday morning ritual.
Co-owner Chris Jansen introduced the class in February out of sheer
convenience. "I am always bringing my dogs to class," he
says. "It just made sense to me that I should try to get this (doga)
than 62 percent of American households now own pets, up from 56
percent a decade ago, according to the American Pet Products
Association annual survey. For many of us, our pets are just like
another family member. We want to make sure that they are safe and
well cared for. Consider the following ideas to make sure your home is
a pet-friendly environment.
Debra Lopez has always had a special love
"When Barbaro (the 2006 winner of the Kentucky Derby) was injured in
the Preakness, it was an emotional time for me," she says. "Like a
lot of other people, I was hoping for his recovery. But when he
died, it inspired me to take action."
pet can be your confidante, your closest companion in good times and
bad. If a pat on the head just doesn’t seem to cut it, there are
plenty of ways to pamper your pet with style.
One kid at a
before the Jan. 12 earthquake devastated Haiti, Mapleton veterinarian
Ken Schumann, a member of the World Community Service Committee of the
Hartland-Lake Country Rotary Club, was helping the impoverished
nation. In 1994 at the request of Rotary, Schumann, who owns a dairy
goat herd, made his first trip to Haiti to research the way goats were
bred and raised. As a result, the Goat Husbandry Project was born.
from pups or rescued from shelters, man’s best friends have
stolen the hearts of these Milwaukee celebs, regardless of whether
or not they will admit to it.
Stacy LaPoint isn’t barking up the wrong tree in her business by
producing a quality, raw, grain-free, natural pet food. Her dream was
to make the product available to pet owners interested in using diet
and nutrition to improve and maintain their animal’s health.
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to buy a puppy 05-09-16
Vet: Resist urge to give dogs, or any pets, human foods 05-09-16
Moore: Management, not punishment, is key to dogs getting along
Vet: Human exposure to disease in cats is not very likely 04-25-16
Vet: What to do when a pet goes into a seizure 04-18-16
eat-and-play way to satisfy cats 04-18-16
dogs: Taking proper care of a new family pet 04-11-16
dogs: Taking proper care of a new family pet 04-04-16
will care for Fluffy after you’re gone? Pet trust services
Vet: Find the cause behind the cough to treat ailing Lhasa Apso
Vet: Changing urinary habits a red flag for problems 03-21-16
doctors, NC State University vets team up against cancer 03-14-16
Vet: Tabby cat needs tests to diagnose chronic problem 03-07-16
a win-win for owners and their dog-sitting parents 03-07-16
dogs: Methods can help take the fear of vet visits for pets
whisperer teaches inter-species conversation 02-29-16
Vet: Examination, tests needed to diagnose arthritis in cat 02-22-16
a pet? How to help your other pets grieve 02-22-16
Vet: Pug’s missing hair, itchy skin could be mange from mites
owners still need to protect their pups from wintertime dangers
Vet: What to do when abnormal growth appears on your pet 02-08-16
dogs: Pup’s chewing is natural 02-01-16
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