Apr 28 2014

Updated May 30

Canine ACL Surgery

I was told my dog has a torn ACL...where is the best place to go for this surgical procedure in the city? I heard that UIC has a veterinary clinic that can do it but the numbers I've found don't call back. Has anyone out there ever personally been through this surgery with their canine? Prices seem to be all over the place
place. Thanks!

  • Artus, the person who posted the tiggerpoz.com site has the screen name on here with the name "None". I was saying that website is good that he/she posted. "None" above posted: .http://tiggerpoz.com it is helpful to look at all alternatives to TPLO. I still suggest getting an ACL tear surgically fixed but a partial you can rest a dog on but it must be strict and with meds. Good luck!

  • I went to Fox Lake Hospital as well and had a successful surgery. It was a tough decision deciding to operate on my dog (5 year old beagle at the time), but in the end I truly believe it was worth it. Besides the hospital treatment and surgery that happened...

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    I went to Fox Lake Hospital as well and had a successful surgery. It was a tough decision deciding to operate on my dog (5 year old beagle at the time), but in the end I truly believe it was worth it. Besides the hospital treatment and surgery that happened flawlessly, the recovery was easier than I had expected and with 0 complications. Obviously other people aren't always as lucky but we did just fine. One thing I would suggest to people going through this is looking into getting a knee brace for the post-op period. We got the Ortocanis dog knee brace (http://www.ortocanis.com/en/technical-helps-for-dogs/90-knee-brace.html) and I do believe that the support it provided was a big plus in my dog's whole recovery process. I'm just thankful we came out of this so well.

May 24

Updated May 25

Violin lessons

Any recommendations for violin lessons for a four year old in the area? Unfortunate, ACM only has one teacher in their Logan Square/Avondale location and it hasn't been a good fit.

  • Check with DePaul University. My niece had lessons there when she was younger.

  • k-dad West HP homeowner

    Music House! They're on California near Augusta and have great teachers, great group and individual classes, and a great vibe. My son started there when he was about 4 and still loves it.

  • The school I work at has a partnership with Bucktown Music. We have had good experiences with them. http://www.bucktownmusic.com/

Apr 30 2012

Updated May 23

Strongly advise AGAINST going to Grooming Parlor on Elston.

STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST GOING HERE: I've taken my dog before when she was 1 to get the full works. Paid full price but the groomer refused to clean her teeth telling me next time....yet he didn't discount me anything for not doing it. Well this past Saturday April 28th I wanted to treat my American Pit Bull Terrier for a Groom. I called to recheck the prices. Man speaking spanish answered the phone. I understand and speak fluently so continued...

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STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST GOING HERE: I've taken my dog before when she was 1 to get the full works. Paid full price but the groomer refused to clean her teeth telling me next time....yet he didn't discount me anything for not doing it. Well this past Saturday April 28th I wanted to treat my American Pit Bull Terrier for a Groom. I called to recheck the prices. Man speaking spanish answered the phone. I understand and speak fluently so continued to ask my questions. How much for grooming? He responds by saying depends on the breed and size. I don't care how much it cost just thought it was a good place to go because its close to my home. I tell him I have a pit. He tells me if my dog has been there before and how long ago. I responded that I took her to that location about a year ago. His response was so unprofessional. He tells me why do you people take so long to bring the dog don't you know they get crazy. Wow! First of all my dog is very humble I bathe her or my daughter who is a skinny 11 year old. She is calm when being taken a bath. How dare they judge me or my dog without even looking at her. How dare them call themself Dog groomers if they are so prejudice? Yes I said no thank you and hung up! I strongly encourage those to go to other places Petsmart takes better care of dogs than these people!

  • I just sent an email;

    ward33@cityofchicago.org

    Also directly to Mel"s office . It's definitely worth a shot. Please do the same. I also mentioned that it does not matter that this shop has a license. There are very serious concerns that absolutely need to be addressed immediately

  • Contact | Ward 33 - 33rd Ward
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    Contact Info. Alderman Mell's 33rd Ward Service Office. 3001 W Irving Park Road . Chicago, Illinois 60618. Office Hours.

May 21

Updated May 23

Old Gas

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to dispose of old gasoline?

  • Mj

    If it's a small amount add it to full tank of gas in your car. It would be so diluted that it would cause no harm.

  • :). Please use the dropoff center

May 15

Updated May 16

Lost Cat-please help!

We just moved into the neighborhood at N Wisner and Kimball (close to Diversey, and kimball) and our cat got out last night. He's a big, black and white tuxedo cat. Black body with white chest and white on his nose. He's pretty fat and his name is Gizmo. He has a blue collar with a tag with his name and my number. Please, please call me if you find him. 312-545-9331 reward if found. He's my baby and I am just devastated.

  • Yea! So glad he is home safe and welcome to the neighborhood! It's great that he has a collar and tag, but sometimes they come off. You may want to look into getting him microchipped and register your current contact info.

  • Yay for good news!!!

Apr 30

Updated May 01

Free Moving Boxes

We have a ton of moving boxes. They were used once and still in great condition. Message me to arrange to pick them up.

  • Send me a private message or text me at 312-772-5539 to arrange picking them up. I have about 50 boxes, enough to go around. But, I would like to get rid of them all today.

  • Someone just took the last boxes. I didn't expect them to go so fast.

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