Author Archives: Scott

Peanut Butter Beware

Every dog lover has had to give medications to their dog. Sometimes the meds are flavored and appealing and sometimes they aren’t. Many dog owner and vets alike have hidden pills in peanut butter. Peanut butter is excellent camouflage to hide bitterness and is very popular among dogs. Recently, certain food manufacturers have started to… Continue Reading

Dog Influenza Update

The dog influenza outbreak of 2015 was a serious and widespread disease that inflicted illness to many dogs in Chicago. Roscoe Village Animal Hospital was treating up to 20 cases per day at the peak of the outbreak. Our doctors, veterinary technicians and nurses worked diligently and aggressively to provide the best care to our patients… Continue Reading

Blue Buffalo Pet Food Using By-Products

Blue Buffalo admits its pet food contained byproducts Nestlé Purina has legally locked horns with competitor over alleged false claims and false advertising. source-image May 11, 2015 By Julie Scheidegger DVM360 MAGAZINE Blue Buffalo has admitted in federal court that a “substantial” and “material” portion of its pet food contained poultry byproduct meal, according to… Continue Reading

Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

VPAPM was founded by Scott M Rovner, DVM, Jane Lohmar, DVM and Steve Dale CABC Mission Statement: As members of the honored profession of veterinary medicine, we are charged with protecting and promoting the health and welfare of pets at all stages of their lives. As such, we cannot and will not endorse the mass… Continue Reading

Leptospirosis

The diagnosis of leptospirosis in dogs has increased in the Chicago area over the past few years due to increasing prevalence of the leptospira bacteria in the environment as well as increasing vigilance in the veterinary community. Leptospirosis is a disease that can affect human and animals, including your pets. All animals can potentially become… Continue Reading

Chicago Ban’s Pet Stores

Chicago has banned pet stores from the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits that come from commercial breeding operations, commonly referred to as puppy mills, and said all animals sold in the city must come from pounds and rescue organizations. The prohibition is seen as a major win for the Windy City’s animal shelters and… Continue Reading

Flea Fact

Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This is equivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York. Roscoe Village Animal Hospital serves the veterinary needs of animals in Chicago’s  Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, Wicker Park, Uptown , West Loop, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods. Continue Reading

Puppy Bowl 2014

Be sure to tune into Animal Planet during the halftime of the Superbowl for “Puppy Bowl”.  Below is a clip from last years bowl game! Roscoe Village Animal Hospital serves the veterinary needs of animals in Chicago’s  Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, Wicker Park, Uptown , West Loop, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods. Continue Reading

“Baby its Cold Outside”

The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife. During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes… Continue Reading