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Fifth Annual Great American Mutt Show

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Do you think your mutt is “Best In Show”???  Well, now’s the time to prove it! 

This year’s Great American Mutt Show is being held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 10AM to 5PM.  The event will take place in Berwyn’s Historic Depot District (intersection of Grove & Stanley Aves.).  For google purposes, you can use the address 6823 Stanley Ave. (more…)

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NEW STORE LOCATION!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Urban Mutt is proud to announce that we are now able to serve our customers in 2 locations! Our second location is in La Grange. We are very excited to join the community and offer our services and products to the people in the area. We will probably wait until the latter part of May to do an “Official” Grand Opening, but in the meantime, we are definitely up and running. Our website will soon be updated with the new location information but for now here it is:

The Urban Mutt
31 S. La Grange
La Grange, IL 60525
708-354-4655

Please stop by and say hi!!

Thanks to our loyal customers whom have made this possible. We appreciate and of your continued support!

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Therapy dog ‘dangerous’? Elgin targets pit bulls, other breeds

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Elgin’s effort demonstrates the difficult balance for communities in trying to protect citizens from dog attacks while avoiding the outcries — and potential lawsuits — from those who say pit bulls are unfairly demonized.

Joe Remijas dresses up his dog Taysia with feather boas and paints her toenails when he takes her on weekly visits to a nursing home and hospital in Elgin.

A certified therapy dog, Taysia has brought cheer to hundreds of ill and elderly people over the past seven years, he said.

Taysia is also a pit bull. So in order to keep her, Remijas will likely have to secure $100,000 in liability insurance and post a “dangerous dog” sign on his property, restrictions the Elgin City Council will impose on dangerous and vicious dogs if an animal control ordinance it is considering becomes law. The measure narrowly won preliminary approval last week.
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Nature’s Variety Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Nature’s Variety Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall to Include All Raw Frozen Chicken Diets with Any ‘Best If Used By’ Date On or Before 2/5/11

LINCOLN, Neb., March 8 /PRNewswire/ — Nature’s Variety has expanded its voluntary recall of Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats to include the “Best If Used By” dates of 10/29/10 and 11/9/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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Making Use of Fruit Before It Goes Bad

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Do your bananas start to ripen faster than you can eat them? Well here’s an easy and healthy solution to making salvaging them instead of throwing them away.

Get a food dehydrator….it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. We recently purchased one at Wal-Mart for $39.98. Although at first you may think that it’s too much money, but in the long run you’ll save money as well as make healthy snacks for you and your dog. (more…)

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